ACROSS the nationJune 2009
NILES, IL—The Garvey Group, a network of marketing, print production, support and fulfillment divisions, has acquired its second six-color, 81? KBA Rapida 205 sheetfed press. It is configured with in-line UV capabilities from Air Motion Systems.
"Installing two 81? sheetfed presses, side-by-side, sets us apart from our competitors in many distinct ways," contends Joe Kulis, COO at the Niles location.
"From a practical point of view, having two presses next to each other allows our company to streamline our paper delivery to both presses, helps our press crews move between the two presses and gives us the flexibility to move jobs from one press to the other."
Upgrades Increase Printer's Midsize Output Offerings
MIAMI—When the brother owners of eDigitalPrinting.com needed a turnkey solution to make prepress, pressroom and postpress improvements, they turned to Heidelberg.
The nine-year-old commercial printer has installed a Suprasetter 74 SCL thermal platesetter; a four-color, 29? Speedmaster SM 74 press with coater; and a Polar 92 X guillotine cutter. The upgrades mark the company's foray into more midsize-format work, including posters and pocket folders.
PALO ALTO—Stella Color has expanded its capability to produce sustainable, wide-format digital graphics by adding an HP Designjet L65500 printer that uses HP Latex inks.
NORTH PALM BEACH—The Minuteman Press location here has installed a Xerox 700 digital color press, a Morgana creaser and a Morgana Digi UV coater.
STUART—Southeastern Printing is one of four Florida printers to have received G7 Master Printer status. The printer's packaging division has also relocated to a new 20,000-square-foot facility in Palm City.
IDAHO FALLS—The Post Register began installing a 32-couple Goss Magnum press in February. It features a 21? cutoff and 35? web width.
TINLEY PARK—Liberty Creative Solutions, an integrated marketing and design firm, has become the first company in the Midwest to purchase a six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 75 printing press. It has also entered its 45th year of business and recently received National WBE certification through the WBDC in Chicago.
CHEVERLY—MOSAIC has installed the first five-color, 23x29? KBA Rapida 75 sheetfed press with aqueous coater in the United States. It is equipped with the KBA Densitronic densitometer and color control system.