ACROSS the nationApril 2009
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.