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February 2008
Shop’s 29˝ Sheetfed PressesOutmaneuver 40˝ Competitors

WINTER PARK, FL—Edward Sengel, president of Superior Printers, was so impressed with his first Roland 500 press that he installed a second one. Both systems are configured with six printing units, in-line coating and extended deliveries. The printer also uses MAN Roland’s printnet PressManager, which networks the Roland 500s to the rest of Superior’s production workflow. The second Roland 500 has perfecting capabilities.

“The 23x29˝ format of the Roland 500 takes it to the next level,” says Sengel. “Unless you’re doing oversized display posters, a large percentage of what used to be 40˝ work exclusively can now run on the Roland 500.”

Elevated Press Suited For Heavy Materials

DALLAS—Leron Blanks, owner of Blanks Printing & Imaging, stands next to his recently installed six-color Heidelberg XL 105 6LX press equipped with UV capabilities and Image Control. The new press, which is elevated for handling heavier materials such as plastic and lenticular, has reportedly opened new customer doors for the printer due to its UV capabilities and high production performance.

Blanks Printing also operates other HD presses: a Speedmaster CD 102 6LX and a Speedmaster SM 102 8PL, as well as Stahl and Polar postpress equipment.


TUCSON—Western Web & Graphics has ordered Quad-Stack units from Web Press Corp. for its WPC press line.


LOS ANGELES—An expanded business base has resulted from a recent press installation at Marrs Printing and Packaging. The new press is a six-color, 41˝ Roland 700 with in-line UV coating capabilities and printnet operating system. The company didn’t buy the Roland 700 to get into plastics printing, but its UV capabilities have enabled Marrs to enter that niche.


COLORADO SPRINGS—A Kodak Trendsetter News thermal platesetter has been added at Freedom Communications, which prints The Gazette.


LARGO—A new Screen PlateRite 6600E thermal CTP system and Trueflow PDF workflow recently implemented at AAA Printing are now operational.

SANFORD—Quad-Stack units from Web Press Corp. have been added to a Harris web press line at Central Florida Publishing.


CAROL STREAM—High-value, full-color, large-format printing applications, including 60x40˝ posters, are now being offered at Team Concept Printing & Thermography with the help of its new Canon ProGraf iPF8000S printer.

CHICAGO—With discerning clientele that includes the Field Museum, Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago Historical Society, M&G Graphics needed a press that would provide top quality printing. It selected a new five-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000S with coater to replace two older machines.


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