ACROSS the nationNovember 2008
Fourth Press Is the Charm
CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA—With increasing demands for five-, six- and seven-color, high-end folding carton products, Fleetwood-Fibre Packaging & Graphics recently installed its fourth Roland 700 sheetfed press: This one a seven-color Hi-Print perfector equipped with UV coater.
Besides turning out upscale carton work, a key issue for Tom Wynne, vice president of manufacturing, when deciding to purchase the new Hi-Print was to drive down operating costs. “The flexibility, along with time- and waste-saving features designed into the Roland 700 made a lot of sense. We have all the QuickChange features for faster makereadies and less paper waste,” he says.
BIRMINGHAM—A new Kluge OmniFold automatic folder-gluer, equipped with left/right hand registration, flip gate, Final Fold II and a two-head cold glue kit, is now up and running at Art Bindery.
CITY OF INDUSTRY—Packaging manufacturer Ultimate Paper Box has moved into the large-format market with the purchase of two six-color, 64? KBA Rapida 162a sheetfed presses with aqueous coaters. The first Rapida was installed in late May, while the second press, which is equipped with a double extended delivery and full UV capability, will be delivered in 2009.
IRVINE—Tukaiz West, an expansion of parent company Tukaiz (located in Franklin Park, IL), has opened here. The 10,000-square-foot operation includes a prepress and retouching studio, in addition to interactive Web services and personalized marketing.
LOS ANGELES—To convert from hard copy to monitor proofing, Insync Media Group purchased a Kodak Insite prepress portal system with Kodak Matchprint virtual technology.
RIVERSIDE—Press-Enterprise Co. installed a Kodak Trendsetter 400 III Quantum platesetter.
WINDSOR—Governor M. Jodi Rell’s office honored Integrity Graphics with an official proclamation as part of the $14 million printer’s 20th anniversary celebration, which was co-sponsored by more than a dozen vendors.
DALTON—Brown Industries has invested in a new six-color Komori Lithrone S40 sheetfed press, an HP Indigo S2000 digital device, a second Inca Spyder wide-format printer and a Zund digital router.
MARIETTA—A Kodak Trendsetter News 70 thermal platesetter, Trendsetter News 50 platesetter, Prinergy EVO workflow system, PREPS imposition software and Kodak Thermal News Gold digital plates are now in use at the Times Journal, which prints two dailies and 26 community newspapers.