ACROSS the nationNovember 2010
CARTHAGENA, OH—The transition to integrated marketing, variable data and larger sheet sizes were all deciding factors The Messenger Press used in choosing an MGI Meteor DP60 Pro press and Petratto MiniBat 2 in-line channel scoring system for its pressroom. The additions allow the printing, finishing and fulfillment services provider to offer a wider assortment of products ranging from window clings, synthetic paper door hangers, short-run pocket folders and full-color envelopes to personalized pieces using variable data software.
Wholesale Print Shop Adds Pair of Presses to Augment Pressroom
FARMINGDALE, NY—All Color Offset Printers, a wholesale shop serving the local and regional trade, recently installed a pair of Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46-2s. The new presses join two Speedmaster SM 52 perfectors and a Speedmaster SM 74 already on the shop floor. Established in 1959, All Color employs 25 people and has annual sales revenues of around $5 million.
LOS ANGELES—Web-to-print specialist UPrinting.com has added a five-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000S sheetfed press with aqueous coater to provide quick job turnarounds.
PASADENA—Castle Press was recently recognized in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s listing of the Top 100 Women-owned Businesses in Los Angeles County, ranked by revenue. Castle Press is led by Susan Kinney.
DOUGLAS—The Douglas Enterprise, a paper owned by the Natchitoches Times, recently upgraded from a film-based to computer-to-plate workflow by adding a Kodak Trendsetter News thermal platesetter with PF-N non-process plates, Prinergy EVO workflow and PREPS imposition software.
HONOLULU—HONBLUE Inc., based here, has installed a Heidelberg Suprasetter A52 thermal platesetter with Prinect hybrid screening at its Electric Pencil commercial printing division as part of a move to upgrade its prepress system and advance the company’s ongoing green initiative. The chemistry-free Suprasetter is imaging Saphira Chemfree plates.
EFFINGHAM—Heatset web and large-format sheetfed printer Kingery Printing has purchased a Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 52 equipped with Anicolor inking technology.
KANKAKEE—The Kankakee Daily Journal, part of the Small Newspaper Group, has moved to Agfa’s Advantage N-SL violet platesetter and N92-VCF (violet chem-free) plates.