ACROSS the nationMay 2007
ELMWOOD PARK—Nitka Graphics relocated to a larger headquarters, where the shop went from 5,000 to more than 10,000 square feet. It also purchased a five-color Speedmaster SM 74 perfector with tower coater, as well as some new bindery equipment.
AMHERST—A newly installed five-color Komori Lithrone 28 press with coater is up and running at Grover Cleveland Press. Company execs report that the machine is already enhancing the printer’s level of efficiency, automation and versatility.
BINGHAMTON—Parlor City Paper Box is expanding its customer base and reducing makeready times after acquiring its second KBA sheetfed offset press: a seven-color, 41˝ Rapida 105 prepared for hybrid UV.
ORCHARD PARK—A new six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 with coater is now running at Boncraft Inc. The press is equipped with the Prinect CP 2000 Center with Instant Gate and Prepress Interface connection, and Prinect Image Control spectral-photometric color measurement and control system.
WEST HENRIETTA—Cohber Press celebrated its 75th anniversary by investing in a new six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 with aqueous coater, which is reportedly improving run speed by 200 percent and makeready times by 40 percent. A high-end commercial printer whose clientele consist mainly of advertising agencies and Fortune 500 companies, Cohber is an all-Heidelberg shop running two to 10 colors.
BRADFORD—Bradford Publishing has implemented a Screen PlateRite News 2000 thermal platesetter to streamline its prepress workflow. Bradford Publishing prints the Bradford Era, Olean Times Herald and Salamanca Press, in addition to grocery inserts and numerous commercial projects.
EMIGSVILLE—A fully automated Screen PlateRite 8600 CTP device, using Fujifilm’s LH-PJ thermal plates, is now in operation at WorkflowOne’s facility here. The nation’s largest provider of print and promotional products, WorkflowOne also specializes in printing business forms, checks, labels and sales collateral.
DALLAS—Padgett Printing is one of the first printers in Texas to be certified as a chain-of-custody company by the SmartWood program of the Rainforest Alliance, meeting the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
FORT WORTH—Motivating Graphics has purchased a new Woodward Model P5468 jogger aerator, which can handle sheet sizes up to 54x68˝ and load weights up to 6,000 lbs. It was added to complement a new 12-color press that was recently installed.
EVERETT—Business forms manufacturer Pugent Press/Multiple Inc. is implementing THE System business management software from CRC Information Systems.
BROOKFIELD—High-end lenticular provider National Graphics recently moved into its new 62,000-square-foot facility on Lisbon Road. The expansion will allow the printer to bring various manufacturing processes in-house.
PEWAUKEE—The Printing Industries of Wisconsin has appointed Hal Hinderliter as the first director of the new Institute for Graphics and Imaging (IGI), which is housed in the Harry V. Quadracci Printing Education and Technology Center. Hinderliter is the former director of the Graphic Communication Institute at Cal Poly State University.
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