ACROSS the nationSeptember 2009
WEST DEPTFORD—The TOTAL Mailing System (TTMS Inc.) credits tactical equipment enhancements for its ability to survive the economic downturn. For example, it invested in a Xerox iGen3 digital production press when it needed to enter the digital print arena. Other upgrades include bindery systems such as saddlestitching, shrink-wrap and glue applications, as well as read-and-print, camera match and output verification scanning systems.
ALBANY—Newkirk Products replaced three aging small-format presses with an automated, two-color Printmaster QM 46 press from Heidelberg to print millions of envelopes and newsletters per year at a rate of 3,000 pieces per hour. The press also offers Newkirk increased speed, accelerated throughput and a compact footprint.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK—Improving throughput, productivity and reliability for complex applications are among the reasons Zebra Print Solutions recently installed two Océ VarioPrint 6200 cut sheet printers and PRISMAprepare and DPconvert software.
TIFFIN— Adding a Presstek 34DI digital offset press has allowed Quick Tab II to diversify into producing newsletters, annual reports, sales sheets, four-color envelopes, brochures and other marketing materials.
PORTLAND—The owners of Rick's Printing are finding success with their four-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 74 acquired late last year. The half-size press has been running nearly 12 hours per day, six days a week.
HANOVER—KBA recently completed installing a 41˝, six-color Rapida 106 sheetfed press with conventional and UV capabilities at Hanover Packaging.
WARWICK—A five-color Komori Lithrone S40 press with advanced interface (AI) and self-learning function has been added to Colonial Printing's 44,000-square-foot facility here. The printer has experienced a 50 percent reduction in electricity and solvent consumption.
DALLAS—Adding an Océ CS665 cut sheet digital color system has allowed Direct Mail Partners to expand its color and personalization services and respond to market demand for smaller targeted runs, personalization and transpromo communications.
SEATTLE—GM Nameplate has added an HP Indigo digital press and Omega Digicon Series 2 finishing line. The upgrades allow the printer to complete customer label orders five times faster with shorter lead times, aggressive pricing and improved color control. The press offers speeds to 200 fpm and 4-, 6- and 7-color PANTONE-licensed spot color emulation.
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