ACROSS the nation

Tepel Brothers Printing staff pictured, front row (from left): Al Scruggs, press operator; Bill Travis, sales; Lynn Jeffery, procurement manager; and Jim Tepel, president. Back row (from left): Brian Pape, plant manager, and Jeff Kroll, press helper.

Millennium Print Group representatives shown, from the left, are Barry Long, sales and marketing manager; Carlton Coe, pressman; Tony Brid, pressman; and Darrin Spivey, president.

INDIANA

INDIANAPOLIS—Printing Partners has adopted G7 Master Printer standards to enrich its color services. The commercial printer applied La Crosse Litho Supply’s ColorLink color assurance program to achieve compliance with the standard.

NEW JERSEY

CARLSTADT—UNIMAC Graphics recently replaced its previous MIS system with EFI’s Monarch Foundation, and implemented order processing, RFID inventory management and accounts receivable in six weeks. It also brought estimating and price list estimating online, and is in the process of installing 13 EFI Auto-Count machines to provide for shop floor data collection.

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.

NEW YORK

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.

NORTH CAROLINA

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.

OHIO

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.

OREGON

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.

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