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ACROSS the nation

May 2007
PHOENIX—Panoramic Press, a 50-year-old firm specializing in high-end commercial printing, has added a five-color Mitsubishi Diamond 1000LS press with in-line coater.

DENVER—Two Kodak Trendsetter News 100 platesetters and workflow systems have a new home at the Denver Newspaper Agency for its commercial division to print commercial products, as well as the New York Times.

DOVER—Independent Newspapers has incorporated an unusual configuration into its new five-high KBA Colora web press. The configuration combines the productivity of a double-width 4/2 press with the flexibility of a single-width press, resulting in runs with fewer webs and fewer operators.

WAILUKU—The Ogden Newspapers purchased a Trendsetter News 70 platesetter and Prinergy EVO workflow system for The Maui News and other newspapers. This is its second Kodak thermal CTP device.

HOMEDALE—Newspaper publisher Owyhee Publishing has installed a Screen PlateRite News 2000 thermal platesetter. Owyhee Publishing prints the Owyhee Avalanche, as well as area weeklies and shoppers.

GREENFIELD—The Manugraph DGM press at the Greenfield Daily Reporter now boasts a newly installed QuadTech Register Guidance System with MultiCam and QuadTech Ribbon Control System with MultiCam, purchased to cut down on paper waste.

SOUTHFIELD—A new Heidelberg Prosetter SCL 74 violet platesetter with MetaDimension RIP is now producing plates for an existing Heidelberg Speedmaster 74 DI press at Addison Graphic Solutions.

MINNEAPOLIS—Smyth Companies, founded by Henry Martin Smyth, is celebrating 130 years in the printing business. Since 1877, Smyth has shifted its focus from bond certificates, books and maps to package labels for mass-marketed consumer goods and other in-store merchandising material. The company also has manufacturing facilities in Virginia and Colorado.

JEFFERSON CITY—An older model, two-color press was replaced with a new five-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 52 perfector with coater at Brown Printing.

VALLEY PARK—An HP Indigo 5000 digital press has been installed at Nies/Artcraft Companies’ Valcour facility. The seven-color press is capable of producing high-definition images on a wide range of paper stocks and weights from 45 lbs. to 130 lbs.

CARLSTADT—UNIMAC Graphics has been certified as a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) chain-of-custody company by SmartWood.

CLIFTON—As a member of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Climate Leaders program, Sandy Alexander has pledged to further reduce its total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 11 percent per dollar of revenue from 2006 to 2012.


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