ACROSS the nationJanuary 2009 By Printing Impressions' Across the Nation Commercial Printer News for October 2008
Pumping Up Capabilities, Profitability
NEW HAVEN, CT—To bridge the gap between its 40? offset presses and toner-based digital devices, The Harty Press installed a new Presstek 52DI digital offset press. The printing, direct mail and marketing communications company had purchased an older model Presstek DI machine several years ago and wanted to upgrade to the 52DI to take advantage of its increased speed (prints up to 10,000 iph) and automation, as well as the larger sheet size, which is a 52cm landscape format (maximum sheet size of 20.47x14.17?).
“The larger sheet size not only expands the range of jobs we can produce, but it also means we can have more efficient imposition of full-bleed jobs, such as multiple-up printing of 6x9? postcards,” says George Platt, co-owner of The Harty Press.
CHINO—More than 80 distributors were given a tour of the new 46,000-square-foot facility during an open house held recently by Wright Business Graphics of California. The larger plant will allow the printer to expand its manufacturing, warehousing and distribution capabilities.
BROADVIEW—To create a highly automated, cohesive workflow with its other Kodak unified workflow solutions, Rapid Impressions Printing Arts has added Kodak EMS business management software.
DES MOINES—Installing its second Xerox iGen3 digital production press, CDS Global decided to also purchase the Xerox Cover-Driven Workflow and a C.P. Bourg in-line perfect binder. The customized workflow solution, powered by Xerox’s FreeFlow Process Manager, allows CDS Global’s customer, SmartMoney, to provide investors with customized covers on their personalized financial portfolios.
LOUISVILLE—A new two-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 press and Stahlfolder TH 82 folder have been purchased by Multi Packaging Solutions.
WALTON—Continental Web is doubling output and increasing productivity with its new Kodak Magnus VLF Quantum platesetter with Multi- Cassette Unit.
BOSTON—The management and production staff of BFS Business Printing are praising the company’s new five-color Komori Spica 529P perfecting press, which features a compact footprint and fast makeready capabilities.
CANTON—A five-color Heidelberg Printmaster PM 52 perfector has been added at Next Generation Printing.
MINNEAPOLIS—Gannett Offset Minneapolis added an M-1000 web press that is capable of generating 32-page signatures, enabling the printer to compete for high-end catalog and niche publication work.