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ACROSS the nation

May 2009

IDAHO

IDAHO FALLS—The Post Register began installing a 32-couple, 21? cutoff, 35? Goss Magnum press in February as part of an upgrade program it began in 2006 when it installed a shaftless Goss Magnapak inserting system.

ILLINOIS

DOWNERS GROVE—Versatile Card Technology has installed a 10-color Mitsubishi Diamond 3000TP Tandem Perfector, a 40? perfecting press with UV coating capabilities.

IOWA

DUBUQUE—Quebecor World has added a continuous-feed Océ VarioStream 9210 printing system; PRISMAproduction software; and Lasermax pre- and post-processing systems.

KANSAS

FT. SCOTT—WardKraft Commercial/ShortRun Div. has added its second HP Indigo 3050 digital press. The Indigo 3050 has a 12x18? sheet size, which allows distributors to offer customers full bleed, 11x17? artwork at 812 dpi in quantities up to 2,000 pieces.

KENTUCKY

BOWLING GREEN—Shutterbug Photo Mall has installed a Xerox iGen4 digital press to add full-color photo books, calendars and greeting cards to its portfolio of photo-based offerings.

MARYLAND

LAUREL—Go To Digital recently replaced two existing digital presses with one Canon imagePRESS C7000VP digital press. 

MASSACHUSETTS

NORTH ADAMS—Excelsior Printing’s recent installation of a six-color Roland 706 press with coater is expected to support the company’s sustainability initiatives. 

MICHIGAN

DETROIT—Wolverine Solutions Group has boosted productivity by using Océ Document Designer Advanced software to automate variable data and one-to-one personalized documents creation. 

ROYAL OAK—ArborOakland Group has added a Kodak Nexpress S2500 digital press with in-line coating capabilities.

MINNESOTA

MINNEAPOLIS—Bureau of Engraving has purchased a Pamarco Sentinel ink dispensing system for its KBA press.

ROCHESTER—Installing a six-color, UV ink-jet Anapurna M wide-format printer, from Agfa Graphics, allows Davies Printing to print right onto a variety of rigid substrates. Its UV inks are resistant to fading, eliminating the need for laminating.

MISSOURI

ST. LOUIS—A Xerox iGen4 digital press, Nuvera 288 EA perfecting production system and a variety of FreeFlow tools are expected to help The Gabriel Group automate complex tasks in its production process.

NEW JERSEY

CHERRY HILL—As of February 1, FrontEnd Graphics is located here at 1951 Old Cuthbert Rd., Ste. 414. The new space is expected to help accommodate its growing digital printing business and fulfillment capabilities.

PENNINGTON—Direct Group, a direct marketing solutions provider, plans to use a $446,000 New Jersey Department of Labor grant to expand the technical and leadership skills of its more than 900 employees.

NORTH CAROLINA

CHARLOTTE—A six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102-6+LX sheetfed press, Stalhlfolder TH 82 folder and Kodak Prinergy prepress workflow system are now in operation at Loftin & Co.

OHIO

AKRON—InfoCision Management needed to support its new digital printing and mail operation. To do so, it installed two Kodak Nexpress S3000 digital production color presses and a Kodak Nexpress M700 digital color press. 

PENNSYLVANIA

PLYMOUTH—Unigraphic Color has installed a Domino L-Series thermal ink-jet printer. Unigraphic’s Domino installation also includes a Pitney Bowes feeder and Profold tabber, which serve the business’ needs for a variety of direct mail addressing applications.

TEXAS

HOUSTON—Page/International Communications, a division of Nationwide Graphics/Premier Print Organization, recently earned its G7 Master Printer certification.

WASHINGTON

SEATTLE—To convert to CTP, The Seattle Times installed two Krause LS Jet 300 platesetters and Blue Fin plate processors from Fujifilm.

WISCONSIN

MENOMONEE FALLS—Inland Graphics has completed its fourth year of no lost work time due to job-related injury or illness. The company attributes its success to the efforts of its employees, as well as equipment maintenance and a detailed employee training/safety program.

SUN PRAIRIE—Royle Printing’s new 57? Goss Sunday 2000 full-web press is now operational. It is equipped with a Vits sheeter, Ecocool dryer and a Recmi horizontal stacker. It also features closed-loop color control and computerized register and ink presets.


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