ACROSS the Nation


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.


ELKHART—Lithotone Inc. has installed a new Screen PlateRite Ultima 32000 platesetter with multiple-cassette autoloader and dual-feeding capability, which allows it to image two standard-size plates at a time, outputting up to 46 eight-up plates per hour. Lithotone also purchased Screen’s Trueflow 3 PDF/JDF-based workflow.


WALTON—The installation of a new Goss Sunday 3000 press—capable of impression speeds of up to 100,000 per hour—was completed at Continental Web Press’ Walton, KY, plant in March. To celebrate the new addition, the company will have an “Out of the Gate and Running!” themed open house in May at the same location. Guests will get to meet Triple Crown winner Steve Cauthen.


BOSTON—LaVigne Inc. has rebranded itself as LVI. Ownership of the company, which specializes in marketing and sales print collateral, has not changed.

BROCKTON—A new Gandi Jeti 1224 UV flatbed digital printer has been acquired by Sign Design. The flatbed unit has a 4×8-foot print area and prints substrates up to 2˝ thick.


VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP—The Envelope Printery has moved to a new 75,000-square-foot facility on Samuel Barton Drive and has added an F.L. Smithe SW True Web converting machine, capable of producing 1,500 envelopes per minute.


MINNEAPOLIS—A Kluge OmniFold automatic folder/gluer—configured with vacuum and friction feeders, left and right registration, high-speed automatic tapehead and a four-head hot melt glue system—is now in operation at Embossing Plus.


OMAHA—Its six-color, 41˝ KBA Rapida 105 with aqueous coater purchased in March 2007 has proved to be so fast, efficient and profitable that Printco Graphics plans to purchase another one sometime in the near future.

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