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ACROSS the nation

October 2007
Citiprint Press Addition Makes Big Impact

ALLENTOWN, PA—Citiprint purchased a four-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 74 with coater to complement a two-color Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46 installed in 2004, when the company first opened. Shabir Sumar, co-owner, says the added capability has been instrumental in attracting new customers and producing larger format work for its existing clients.



Fong Brothers’ Packaging Niche Expands

BRISBANE, CA—Catering to major corporate clients and advertising agencies, Fong Brothers Printing has expanded its packaging and folding carton printing capabilities. The company installed a new six-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000LX sheetfed press, which handles stocks ranging from 0.002˝ to 0.040˝ thick, including paper, board and synthetic substrates. “We print a lot of product boxes for the technology industry,” says Tony Fong, president. “This press will allow us to print regular commercial projects, but also will provide greater flexibility in the types and sturdiness of the cartons the company can produce.”



ALABAMA

MONTGOMERY—Davis Direct, celebrating its 80th year in business, invested in a new five-color Heidelberg Speedmaster 102 with coater. The press, which will produce short-run publication and direct mail work, is complemented with an all-Heidelberg bindery.

ARIZONA

PHOENIX—A rebuilt six-color, 38˝ Harris M-300M full-web press with pattern perforator, double former folder, combination folder and sheeter is now up and running at Century Graphics. The rebuild, performed by Monroe Graphics, also includes new digital drives and GMI color control.

TEMPE—The recent expansion of its facility from 4,500 square feet to 10,000 square feet has given commercial printer Impression Makers the room to add a new two-color Heidelberg Printmaster PM 52 press and a Suprasetter A52 platesetter driven by the Prinect Printready, MetaDimension and Signa Station workflow solutions.

ARKANSAS

LITTLE ROCK—Magazine and catalog printer Democrat Printing & Lithographing has purchased a new Goss Sunday 4000 press, which is a 32-page, single-web, double-circumference press with gapless technology.

CALIFORNIA

CLAREMONT—A 10-color Mitsubishi Diamond 3000TP tandem perfector with twin coating units has been installed at Phoenix Marketing Services, a commercial printer and marketing solutions provider that services such high-profile clients as Princess Cruises, Disney Entertainment, Pacific Life Insurance and the San Diego Chargers.

COMPTON—Color City, a four-year-old commercial printer that also specializes in trade printing for brokers and customized advertising products, has added a six-color, 28˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 1000LS sheetfed press with in-line aqueous coater.
 

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