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Stitch in Time Saves Nine

NORWELL, MA—Smith Print, a full-service commercial printer in the greater Boston area, recently installed a Vijuk 321-T saddlestitcher equipped with six pockets plus cover feeder. The new stitcher was sold and will be serviced locally by Pasquariello Graphics.

Frank Stanley, bindery foreman, and Tom Plourde, lead bindery operator, were involved in the final decision-making process and worked closely with Vijuk technicians during the installation and operational training.

Open House Showcases UV Special Effects Options

SAN RAFAEL, CA—A first-of-its-kind UV Special Effects open house, sponsored by KBA North America, was recently held at Paragraphics Inc., a commercial printer that specializes in UV printing and coating. Live demonstrations were provided on the printer’s six-color, 41˝ KBA Rapida 105 sheetfed press with UV coater. Numerous printers, both locally and from throughout the state, attended the open house.

Attendees also saw demonstrations of 10-micron stochastic printing on uncoated stock, which showed the wider color gamut and more intense color available from the UV process. Additionally, printers were treated to a “mini-trade show” by attending educational and product presentations given by the many UV-related vendors participating in the open house. They included Air Motion Systems, Bottcher America, Harris & Bruno, Kodak, Kohl & Madden and Mohawk Fine Papers.


PHOENIX—Forest Stewardship Council Chain-of-Custody certification has been earned by Prisma Graphic.


ORANGE—A new Goss Magnum 4 heatset web press and two new Goss C5 folders are being installed at the West Coast operation of Chicago-based Fisher Printing, a third-generation, family owned printer of national and regional newspaper advertising inserts.


BRADENTON—The Bradenton Herald purchased a new Glunz & Jensen AP-1000 plate punch, which is capable of punching and stacking up to 400 plates/hr.

POMPANO BEACH—The installation of a new five-color, 41˝ KBA Rapida 105 perfector with coater has increased output and is posting triple-digit faster makereadies at Commercial Printers Inc.

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