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ACROSS the Nation

May 2008
Perfecting Press Doubles Production

BRAINTREE, MA—A six-color, 40˝ Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 102 perfector press with aqueous coater has been added at G.H. Dean Printing, and it has been twice as productive as the older press it replaced, reports CEO Ken Michaud. The new machine, which is the second six-color SM 102 perfector at G.H. Dean, is turning a lot more jobs in a shorter time due to the high degree of automation.

Founded in 1889, the all-Heidelberg shop is a third-generation, family owned commercial printing and direct mail business that serves a regional clientele comprised of advertising agencies, marketing, financial services and healthcare companies, nonprofits, banks and law firms.

Paw Print Gets Leg Up on the Competition

SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT—The owner of Paw Print & Mail, a member of Certified Printers International, was looking for a way to grow his business. He purchased a new four-color Presstek 34DI digital offset press and reports that revenues have grown by 15 percent in the first three months since its installation.
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ARIZONA

MESA—A new Tensor T-400BE single-width, one-around press has been installed at Freedom Arizona Information, part of the Newspapers Division of Freedom Communications. The press line includes four T-400BE four-high towers, a T-400BE two-high tower, an H-50 jaw folder and six zero-speed festoon splicers.

CALIFORNIA

CHATSWORTH—Owner Paul Marino of Impress Communications is “paying it forward” by distributing $10,000 from company funds into the 401(k) accounts of all qualified employees, as a special bonus for all of their hard work in 2007.

EL MONTE—Specializing in short- to medium-run projects that require quick turnarounds, Lithotech International has invested in a new six-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000S press equipped with an aqueous coater and an extended delivery.

IRVINE—Two new Heidelberg machines—a Printmaster QM 46-2 and a Stahlfolder B30 folder—have been added at Myprint Corp.

CONNECTICUT

HARTFORD—To enhance its short-run color printing and variable data capabilities, Lebon Press installed an HP Indigo 5000 digital press.

FLORIDA

MIAMI—A new Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 press has been added at Original Impressions, a full-service marketing communications company.

GEORGIA

MARIETTA—A 30 percent increase in productivity and a 50 percent decrease in overtime at Perfect Image Printing is the direct result of a recently installed six-color, 28˝ Komori Lithrone press (NL628C) with aqueous coater.
 

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