ACROSS the nationAugust 2009
Digital Offset Press Augments 40˝ Sheetfed Offset Capacity
EAST SETAUKET, NY—Printing Spectrum has acquired a Presstek 34DI digital offset press to augment its manufacturing capacity by putting short-run jobs on the 34DI, thus freeing up its 40˝ offset presses for longer-run, larger-format work.
“Our customers were increasingly asking us for an initial short run for market testing and other purposes that would ultimately be followed with longer runs,” says James Altebrando, president. Printing Spectrum can now meet these requirements competitively, eliminating the need to choose between running the work at a loss or walking away from it.
Pictured, from the left, are James Altebrando, president, and Patrick Dunn, vice president of operations.
BIRMINGHAM—American Printing completed the installation of an eight-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 press with extended delivery, Instant Gate, Color Assistant, Prinect Prepress Interface and Wallscreen Application.
PHOENIX—Courier Graphics is now G7 Master Printer qualified.
SACRAMENTO—A provider of printing services since 1891, American Lithographers has begun doing business as Pacific Standard Press. It is part of the Consolidated Graphics family of companies.
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO—Adding an HP Indigo 5500 digital press has provided Graphic Imagery with digital printing and variable data capabilities.
BERTHOUD—Lehman Communications recently placed a manroland Uniset 75 web press in service at its 60,000-square-foot facility here. The press brings increased speed and expanded color capabilities to the printer of “everything on newsprint,” including magazines, tabloids and broadsheets with different web widths.
WINDSOR—Integrity Graphics has successfully tested the G7 method of consistent color matching on 100-percent recycled paper. Previously, G7 methods could only be achieved on coated, clean stock.
DEBARY—Responding to increased variable print demand, Browning Communications recently added a Kodak Digimaster 9110 printing system.
CAROL STREAM—American Sheetfed has created a new division here, American Cards International, to serve as a manufacturer of laminated plastic cards.
CHICAGO—Northwest Mailing Service installed a 40˝, six-color Mitsubishi Diamond 3000S sheetfed press with an in-line aqueous coater, closed-loop color control system and Diamond Color Navigator color adjustment system.
LOUISVILLE—One of Gateway Press’ 40˝ Mitsubishi 3F sheetfed presses was lost in a fire in March. The company replaced it with a six-color Mitsubishi Diamond 3000LS with in-line tower coater.
MINNEAPOLIS—The IDEAlliance recently awarded Japs-Olson a G7 Master Printer certificate.
ST. CLOUD—Nahan has chosen EFI’s Monarch as its core management system; Monarch Planner for production planning and JDF control; PrintFlow for dynamic scheduling and optimization; and EFI Auto-Count for shop floor data collection.
FENTON—To complement its Kodak NexPress digital presses, FormStore Inc. has acquired Kodak’s Dimensional clear dry ink system.
ST. LOUIS—Cenveo/St. Louis plans to expand its main commercial printing plant here to a larger, more modern production facility.
LAS VEGAS— Las Vegas Color Graphics has added a 40˝, eight-color Komori Lithrone UV perfector.
BRANCHBURG— To enhance its digital printing capabilities, Darby Litho has added a Canon C7000vp.
BURLINGTON—Three new Xerox production systems installed at Barton & Cooney include two 495 continuous-feed printers and a Nuvera 120 Enterprise system.
VINELAND—Standard Publishing has acquired an HP Indigo 7000 digital offset press and UV coater.
ALBANY—A Heidelberg two-color Printmaster QM 46 press has replaced three aging small-format presses at Newkirk Products.
CHARLESTON—Knight Press has installed an MGI Meteor DP60 Pro four-color digital press.
HARTLAND—CCI/Coakley Tech recently purchased a Kompac Kwik Finish off-line coating and curing system.
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