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November 2007
Sixth KBA Installed At Imagine! Print
SHAKOPEE, MN—A new six-color, 41˝ KBA Rapida 105 Universal perfector with UV capability is now up and running in the 400,000-square-foot facility of Imagine! Print Solutions. The new Rapida—which is equipped with full automation packages, including auto plate loaders, auto washup and a scanning spectrophotometer—is the sixth KBA press installed by Imagine!.

Press Credited For Benny Award
CHICAGO—In 2006, Abbott Printing purchased a five-color, 29˝ Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 74-5-P+L perfector with aqueous coater. A year later, the Maitland, FL-based printer won its first PIA/GATF Benny Award. Art Abbott Jr., co-owner, credits the new Heidelberg for providing the high-quality printing that’s essential in winning the award.


ANAHEIM—Data management and direct mail house Direct Advertising Response transitioned to CTP with the addition of a Heidelberg Prosetter P102 SCL platesetter with Meta Dimension and using Saphira Violet plates. Also purchased were a new five-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 74 press with aqueous coater and extended delivery, as well as a Polar 115 XT paper cutter.

BAKERSFIELD—A new UniFold automatic folder/gluer, from Brandtjen & Kluge, is now in operation at Sierra Printers, where it is primarily being used for converting pocket folders and small packaging items.

CARSON—Sumi Printing & Binding, which started out in a garage in 1986, has its 30,000-square-foot facility packed with equipment, including a recently installed six-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000S press with in-line aqueous coater, ColorLink CIP3/4 server and X-Rite closed-loop ink controls.


COLORADO SPRINGS—A new 14x22˝ Kluge EHF Series press, from Brandtjen & Kluge, has added foil stamping and embossing capabilities at Current Inc.

DENVER—Type Etc. purchased a four-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 52 perfector with coating capabilities and a Suprasetter A52 thermal platesetter.


BARRINGTON—A second six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 press was installed at Graphic Arts Studio, a Chicago-area commercial printer specializing in catalogs, annual reports and media guides.

CRYSTAL LAKE—A co-mail service for standard mail customers has been introduced by Waseca, MN-based Brown Printing at its co-mail facility here.

DECATUR—Two new KBA presses have been purchased by Huston Patterson. A six-color, 56˝ Rapida with aqueous coater will be located in the company’s facility here, while a six-color, 40˝ press with UV and aqueous coating capabilities will be delivered to its Sigma Graphics plant in Ottawa, IL.


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