ACROSS the nationOctober 2010
Anicolor Press Replaces Digital Printer for Short Runs
LEXINGTON, KY— Southeast Mail Service has replaced a color digital printer with a four-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 52 with Anicolor inking to handle its short-run commercial jobs. "We were plagued by breakdowns on all but the shortest runs with our digital machine," says Jeff Fraley, vice president. "The first day we ran the SM 52, we finished four or five jobs (a total of 26,000 impressions) completely trouble-free." He adds that any job greater than 300 impressions is now run on the new SM 52.
Ries Expands Reach With Outsert System
BUTLER, WI—Ries Graphics, a full-service commercial printer, recently installed a Vijuk MV-08 outsert system to finish the inserts and onserts it prints. "The Vijuk gives us the versatility to meet our customers' needs to fold larger flat sheets into smaller finished sizes with more panels than we could previously produce," says part owner/vice president Don Ries. "The new folding capabilities also allow us to expand our market for onserts and inserts. As a result, we are in the process of hiring more operators and support people." Ries Graphics produces brochures, catalogs, direct mail, directories, magazines, maps, calendars, books and other commercial printed pieces.
LOS ANGELES—Lithographix Inc. has installed a 40˝, eight-color Mitsubishi sheetfed UV press. In its grand-format division, the print provider recently added two six-color Durst Rho 800 UV flatbed printers and a pair of Durst Rho 500R superwide digital UV printers.
The Ad Art Co. has invested approximately $5 million for two HP Scitex FB7500 large-format printers and HP Scitex TJ8550, XL1500 and XP2750 printers to capture new sign and display printing opportunities.
TAMPA—The Sir Speedy Printing and Marketing Services franchise has purchased a Xerox Color 800 press to print booklets, postcards, door hangers, flyers and business cards.
WEST PALM BEACH—Commercial printer Vital Printing has installed a Heidelberg Suprasetter A75 automated top-loading platesetter with Prinect Prepress Manager workflow. It also uses Saphira Chemfree thermal plates.
BLOOMINGDALE—Reinvesting for long-term growth, Envision Graphics placed a Mitsubishi Diamond 3000S sheetfed press in production last July. The 40˝, six-color press is equipped with a Harris & Bruno anilox coating system, a Delta dampening system, an X-Rite Intellitrax auto-scanning system, closed-loop color control and a CIP3/4 interface between the press control and prepress equipment.
EFFINGHAM—Heatset web and large-format sheetfed printer Kingery Printing has added a Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 52 with Anicolor inking technology.
GRANDVILLE—To meet increased demand for retail in-store signage and automotive manuals, Grandville Printing has purchased a seven-color HP Indigo 7500 digital press.
MADISON HEIGHTS—Duren Resources Inc. (DRI), a minority-owned business, has received ISO 9001:2008 certification.
LAS VEGAS—Scanbuy Inc., a provider of mobile barcode solutions, has partnered with Creel Printing, based here, to offer the ScanLife mobile barcode system to customers printing anything from magazines to direct mail. ScanLife generates 2D barcodes and tracks usage analytics from all physical media.
MAHWAH—The first six-color HP Indigo 7500 digital press installed in the United States is helping GlobalSoft Digital Solutions meet customer demand for its turnkey, Web-to-print collateral products, including brochures, corporate ID materials, retail in-store signage and personalized direct mail.
NEW YORK—Continued growth and recent financial printer consolidation have prompted Command Financial to increase its sales force by 25 percent to 30 percent during the next several months. Command provides financial document life cycle management and printing solutions for public corporations, law firms and investment companies.
NIAGARA FALLS—Trade-only printer Shipman Print Solutions recently upgraded its four-unit Sanden web press with UV dryers and a coater to run four-color print jobs on both coated and uncoated papers.
BURLINGTON—A 41˝, 10-unit KBA Rapida 106 press, including six printing units, double coaters and 12-foot extended delivery, will be delivered to Meredith-Webb Printing, a commercial printer with services ranging from direct mail to packaging, in November.
TABOR CITY—With an eye on expanding its packaging business, Atlantic Corp. has installed a six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 with aqueous coater and a Varimatrix 105 CS (cutting and stripping) diecutter.
SOLO—CardPak Inc., a supplier of packaging products to consumer brand companies, has ordered a 41˝, 10-color KBA Rapida 106 perfector with coating tower and 12-foot extended delivery.
LANCASTER—Engle Printing and Publishing recently took delivery of a rebuilt Gammerler KL 507 compensating stacker from GammTech.
ABERDEEN—At Midstates Inc. Print & Media Solutions, orders taken via the Web or by CSRs, and the entire life cycle of orders including real-time shop floor data capture, are managed by its recently installed Technique MIS product.
MURFREESBORO—The Department of Defense announced that Franklin's Printing has received the 2010 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award for the way it treats Franklin employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.
ADDISON—Best Press has installed a seven-color HP Indigo 7000 digital press to complement its newer Komori offset presses.
RESTON—Cadmus Communications, a Cenveo company, has partnered with Printondemand-worldwide, a UK-based digital printer, to print and distribute all U.S. book orders placed with Printondemand-worldwide.
BUTLER—Exacta Graphics has installed a Xerox Color 800 digital press, which was sold by Fujifilm North America's Graphic Systems Div.
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