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.