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ACROSS the nation

April 2009
Print Art Goes Above & Beyond

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ—A new incentive program at Print Art recognizes employee achievements with instant cash rewards. The “Above & Beyond” program awards gift cards for employees who exhibit outstanding performance, while a second part of the program awards cash prizes to employees with perfect attendance. (Employees will receive a bonus per quarter, if they do not call out from work. Workers who maintain a perfect attendance record throughout the calendar year will receive an additional bonus.)

“Our employees are integral to the success of the company,” explains Carl Blase, Print Art’s CEO. “This program is one way of showing it. Not only do we reward them for their commitment to our customers, but we provide them with a tangible reminder of how much we appreciate it.”


Betting on Success of ‘Workhorse’ Press

TUSTIN, CA—Foster Printing, established in 1922 as the printer/publisher of Walter Foster art books, recently installed its fourth KBA press, a six-color, 64? Rapida 162a plus UV coater, at its newly expanded 40,000-square-foot facility. Kris Blackburn, vice president of sales, says the addition of a weekend shift is being planned for the new press, which is being filled to capacity with a majority of the company’s packaging, POP display, signage and poster work.


CHATSWORTH—Print Runner has added a new five-color Komori Lithrone S40 press with coating capabilities. 

CITY OF INDUSTRY—Another Mitsubishi press is up and running at Modem Graphics, the printing component of L.A. Modem Group. This one is a new six-color, 40? Diamond 3000LX equipped with an aqueous coater and the SimulChanger plate-changing system.

ORANGE—A unique, 120-foot-long Heidelberg press configured for peak performance is operating at K&D Graphics. The 16-unit Speedmaster XL 105 press features 12 printing units, multiple UV coating and drying units, and a perfector. Its optional CutStar feeder can switch from rollfed to sheetfed mode at the push of a button.


HARTFORD—Joseph Merritt & Co. has expanded with the addition of a new EFI VUTEk QS3200r super-wide format roll-to-roll UV printer. 


CARPENTERSVILLE—The title of “G7 Master Printer” has been earned by Carlith Printing.

ITASCA—Having much success with two other 40?, six-color Mitsubishi presses, Genesis Press recently ordered a Diamond 3000S sheetfed offset press featuring Mitsubishi’s SimulChanger plate-changing system.


INDIANAPOLIS—The IDEAlliance has certified Litho Press as “Indiana’s first G7 Master Printer,” asserts John Lacy, the firm’s vice president.


TOPEKA—At Southwest Publishing, a new GFI Mx6 ink formulation dispensing system is in operation.


LOUISVILLE—As an addition to its pressline, MCW Printing, the producer of Fastline Publications, has installed four DGM 430 units configured as a four-high tower.


FARMINGTON—To offer short-run, personalization and on-demand services, Franklin Printing invested in a new Kodak Nexpress S2500 digital production color press.


ANNAPOLIS—Frank Gumpert Printing installed the Heidelberg Prinect workflow and a Suprasetter 75 Gen II CTP system, along with two Mac G5 computers running the latest version of the Tiger operating system.

BALTIMORE—A new GFI Mx6 ink formulation dispensing system has been installed at Creative Printing & Publishing.


AGAWAM—Millennium Press recently invested in a suite of Heidelberg Prinect workflow solution upgrades, including the addition of Prinect Prinance MIS, Prepress Manager, Integration Manager, Pressroom Manager, Archive System, Digital Print Manager and Scheduler. 

WORCHESTER—Saltus Press has purchased a DGM 1035 folder with quarter folder (four-tape delivery) and multiple features.


ST. CLOUD—A GFI Mx6 ink formulation dispensing system has been acquired by Sentinel Printing.


BRENTWOOD—Celebrating its 35th anniversary, Gene-Del Printing installed a Fujifilm/Screen CTP system with Screen Trueflow software, an Epson 9880 Fiery proofing system and a second Konica Minolta 6501 digital production unit. (The company was named after its founders, Gene and Delores Dodel.) 


MISSOULA—Gateway Printing has moved into a new 15,000-square-foot facility. As part of the relocation, Gateway invested in a Ryobi 524 GE press, GMG color calibration software and has achieved G7 Master Printer certification.


LAS VEGAS—To print business cards on 14-pt. stock with high quality and quick turnarounds, BCT Nevada bought a Presstek 34DI digital offset press.

RENO—A GFI Mx6 ink formulation dispensing system is now operational at Cube Services.


SANTA FE—After seeing a demo of a four-color Speedmaster SM 52 press equipped with an in-line aqueous coater and Anicolor inking system at Heidelberg’s Print Media Demo Center, The Paper Tiger execs were so impressed with the demo press that they bought it.


BLAUVELT—Three new Heidelberg products have been installed at Ryan Printing: a four-color Speedmaster SM 74 press with coater, a Prosetter 74 violet platesetter and a Eurobind 600 adhesive binder.

GARDEN CITY—Richner Communications (Herald Community Newspapers) purchased four DGM 430 units configured as one four-high tower.


CLEVELAND—As a leading stationery supplier to the trade, Business Stationery (BSI) has purchased a new five-color Kodak Nexpress 2100 digital printing press and a TEC Lighting off-line UV roll coater.

SANDUSKY—Mark Advertising Agency has acquired a new four- color, 29? Heidelberg Printmaster PM 74 sheetfed press.


PORTLAND—Rick’s Printing bought a four-color Speedmaster CD 74.


EBENSBURG—Two recent investments are now paying off at Damin Printing: an Agfa Acento II S thermal platesetter that uses Azura chemistry-free plates and an Epson 9880 proofer.

PHILADELPHIA—Two major enhancements have been made to the digital press controls on the Tensor coldset web presslines at Bartash Printing: EPG KeyColor remote ink control systems, and Q.I. color registration and cutoff control systems.


CARTHAGE—A new GFI Mx6 ink dispensing system has been added at Complete Printing.


STERLING—Petree Press upgraded to a chemistry-free Heidelberg Suprasetter A52 platesetter.

STAFFORD—Stafford Printing recently purchased a Presstek PathWay Web-to-print solution.


MULKILTEO—A new six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 52 press was installed at AdPro Litho soon after the printer lost three six-color presses to rust and water damage.

SEATTLE—Clifton, NJ-based Sandy Alexander has opened a new Pacific Northwest office here, under the direction of its newly appointed vice president, Alan Grossberg.

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