ACROSS the nation

Standing next to the KBA Rapida 75 are, from the left, Jerry Crowder, KBA district sales manager; Donna Silsbee, president, 4D Printing; Doug Silsbee, 4D vice president; and John Raithel, KBA senior vice president of sheetfed sales.


SKOKIE—Acquiring a Screen Truepress 344 direct imaging press has eased GraphicSource‘s migration to short-run color printing. With the new press, the prepress services provider turned printer can now print four-
color flyers, postcards, mailers and brochures two-up on a sheet.


BEDFORD—Responding to client requests to purchase a larger press, Rainbow Printing recently installed a five-color, 29˝ Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 75 with aqueous coater, Inpress color control and integrated Wallscreen.

CARMEL—Robbins Graphics recently purchased its first Mutoh 
ValueJet 1614 64˝ printer.


BALTIMORE—Victor Graphics is enjoying enhanced short-run book manufacturing since installing a Kodak Digimaster EX300 Digital Book Factory. Doubling Victor’s current digital printing capacity, the system also features fully integrated in-line perfect binding and trimming capabilities.


ANDOVER—RISO has donated a fully configured, see-through HC5500 ink-jet printer, along with service and supplies, to the Museum of Printing here. Aside from use by the museum’s staff, the new printer incorporates clear front, rear and top panels to serve as an educational display for its more than 3,000 yearly visitors.


ANN ARBOR—Edwards Brothers, a book, journal and catalog manufacturing firm, has signed a three-year contract with NA Publishing (formerly known as National Archive Publishing) to produce XanEdu course packs, as well as custom publications, at a new dedicated digital book center housed within Edwards Brothers’ production facility.


WASECA—Smart Mail Management is a new service, launched by Brown Printing, which allows customers to access tracking, reporting and expediting capabilities that keep mail on track. It relies on USPS PLANET codes to identify and track each individual mail piece.


ST. LOUIS—Adding an HP Indigo 7000 digital press has expanded Swift Print Communications‘ ability to handle a variety of short-run needs, as well as increased the effectiveness of its print materials by using variable data.