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ACROSS the Nation

April 2008
New Perfector Pumps Up Production at Ultra Imaging

BILLINGS, MT—Ultra Imaging, an AlphaGraphics franchise, reports a monthly average increase in print volume of 30 percent since recently installing its four-color Heidelberg Printmaster PM 74 perfector. The new press, which replaced an older two-color model, is being used to print general commercial products, including books, advertising and marketing materials for local clientele, as well as high-end reports for nonprofit organizations.

Large-Format UV Press of Choice For Superior

LOS ANGELES—Superior Lithographics, a supplier of high-quality litho labels, top sheets and folding cartons, has installed a new six-color, 64˝ KBA Rapida 162a sheetfed press with UV coating. The press—which is equipped with KBA Logotronic, interdeck UV coating and a KBA Densitronic S scanning densitometer—was needed because Superior’s existing presses were filled with work 24/7, explains Doug Rawson, president and CEO.

“Our entire firm is built around giving our customers an incredibly fast response to their printing needs. We needed a tailor-made press with all the latest technological advances to rapidly produce high-quality, large-format work,” Rawson says.



CALIFORNIA

PASADENA—Castle Press recently installed a new five-color, 40˝ Komori Lithrone S40 (LS540) with coater to replace two older presses.

OXNARD—Custom Printing, whose customers include Warner Brothers Studios and artist Peter Max, has acquired Ventura-based Colorworks Printing.

CONNECTICUT

HARTFORD—The Hartford Courant, a Tribune Co. newspaper, has invested in three Agfa Advantage DL platesetters, making a total of 20 Agfa violet platesetters in use throughout the Tribune Co.

STAMFORD—A new five-color Komori Lithrone SX29 sheetfed press, equipped with automated plate loading and blanket washing, a redesigned feeding system and built-in spectrophotometer, is now up and running at LandmarkPrint.

GEORGIA

COVINGTON—Recently converting to CTP, Associated Printing purchased a four-color Heidelberg Printmaster PM 52 press and Heidelberg Prosetter P52 platesetter that uses Saphira violet plates.

THOMASVILLE—In business for only three years, Quality Printing & Direct Mail Service has added its third four-color press, this one a new Sakurai model. The company also installed Kodak Prinergy and Insite Prepress technologies.

ILLINOIS

DECATUR—Celebrating 100 years in business was a little sweeter for father and son team Michael and Jason Queen, owners of Wallender-Dedman Printing, when their centennial success story was published as the lead article in the business section of the Decatur Herald & Review.
 

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