ACROSS the nation


ELK GROVE VILLAGE—Family owned commercial printer Quality Color Graphics has purchased its fourth Komori sheetfed press, this one an eight-color LS840 plus coater.

NILES—Johnson & Quin, a full-service direct mail printer, announced that it has received approval from the USPS to mail laminated specialty gift card mailers at the automated postage rates for both Standard A and First Class mail.


INDIANAPOLIS—An Océ VarioPrint 6250 digital printing system has been installed at Full Court Press, a division of the Harding Poorman Group.


BOSTON—BFS Business Printing, an offset and digital printer that offers finishing, mailing and reprographic services, has upgraded its Rampage workflow system to Version 10.5, which features PDF Trap Engine.


ANN ARBOR—A new Canon imagePRESS C7000VP digital color press has been purchased by Print-Tech Inc. primarily for variable data printing, short-run color work, and to accelerate production of specialty advertising and marketing media.

LANSING—A Suprasetter A52 plate-setter was recently installed at Merritt Press. The new Heidelberg unit is the printer’s first foray into CTP.


EAGAN—White House Custom Colour has invested in Heidelberg technologies, including a new four-color Speedmaster SM 52 press with aqueous coater, a Suprasetter A52 platesetter, as well as a pair of Polar 78X programmable paper cutters.

MINNEAPOLIS—To manage its large volume of digital and offset work, commercial printer The Bureau has installed EFI Hagen OA for estimating, job management, scheduling, puchasing, inventory and fulfillment applications.

WASECA—Mixed class co-mail services are now being offered at Brown Logistics Services, part of Brown Printing. The program allows customers to optimize their mailing programs with fewer packages, sacks and pallets, and deeper drop shipment penetration.


JEFFERSON CITY—Modern Litho is running a five-color Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 press with aqueous coater, which is equipped with Image Control, Instant Gate, DryStar Advanced and Prepress Interface.


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