ACROSS the nationSeptember 2010
Printer Looks to Expand Digital Capabilities
SEATTLE—Olympus Press expects its new four-color Meteor DP60 Pro multi-substrate digital press and EnvelopExpress envelope feeder from MGI USA to help the firm expand its business into new digital markets.
Important criteria in the purchase was the DP60 Pro's extended sheet lengths. "Our customers are used to a 40˝ sheet length, and the Meteor DP60 Pro's extended sheet sizes allowed us to migrate many of those (offset) jobs to digital for shorter runs," says Glenn Blue, co-owner. He also liked the fact that there are no click charges with the new MGI digital press.
Reliability Keeps Shop Loyal to Press Manufacturer
GREENWOOD, MS—Fourth-generation, family-owned Lawrence Printing, based here, recently replaced an older-model Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46 with a new two-color QM 46. The sheetfed press is dedicated to turning out a variety of high-quality letterheads and bank forms.
Lawrence Printing also operates a Heidelberg KORS single-color press. "It's a reliable piece of equipment we wouldn't want to be without," says George Ellis, company president, about the new press.
Established in 1919, the 45-employee shop claims to be the largest offset forms printer in Mississippi and also boasts a growing digital printing operation.
LOS ANGELES—Digital Room and U-Printing Network has purchased a five-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000S sheetfed press with aqueous coater to expand its offset capabilities.
ENGLEWOOD—PIP Printing and Marketing Services, based here, has installed a Xerox iGen4 110 digital production press to provide personalization and faster turnarounds on short runs.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
WASHINGTON, DC—ABC Imaging, located here, has acquired Graphic Reproduction and its three San Francisco-area production facilities, with the largest one located in Concord, CA.
SARASOTA—After serving as a customer test site, Serbin Printing selected a Xerox Color 1000 press to help drive its growing book business.
KENNESAW—Responding to growing demand for higher-impact personalized marketing materials, print service provider DPI has installed an HP Indigo 7000 digital press to expand its marketing services capabilities.
BLOOMINGDALE—Envision Graphics recently added a six-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000S with aqueous coater, bringing the number of Mitsubishi presses at its facility to five.
NILES—Direct marketing specialist Specialty Print Communications continues to expand its variable data printing capabilities with its purchase of a dozen 41⁄4˝ Kodak Prosper S10 inkjet heads.
INDIANAPOLIS—By using best practices in workplace giving, HardingPoorman Group has received a United Way of Central Indiana "Company That Cares" award for the largest increase in overall giving.
NORTH MANCHESTER—The HF Group has installed a Xerox Nuvera 144 EA digital production system to provide its publishing, university and library customers an option for quick turnaround book production.
MADISON HEIGHTS—Duren Resource, a provider of marketing services, printing, mailing and fulfillment and advertising specialties, has received ISO 9001:2008 certification.
MINNEAPOLIS—Docunet Corp., a female-owned digital printing firm serving the medical device industry, has earned ISO 9001:2008 quality certification.
ROCKAWAY—NELA has delivered a fourth Vision punch/bender to the North Jersey Media Group printing facility located here. The unit addresses the firm's need for increased plate capacity brought about by its expansion into commercial printing. It will punch and bend multiple plate formats for a Mitsubishi press.
GARNER—AccessGroup has successfully sourced and installed a 2006 model, six-color, 41˝ Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105-6+L press with coater, X3 delivery and UV dryer on a 525mm lift at Triangle Communications Group based here.
CLEVELAND—Qwestcom Graphics has acquired a five-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 74 perfector with coater, allowing the company to step up in format size to 20x29˝.
NORMAN—StoneHouse Marketing Services has extended its loyalty marketing program and ID card offerings with the installation of an HP Indigo 7000 digital press.
PHILADELPHIA—Innovation Printing & Communications has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 quality management system certification.
AUSTIN—The Whitley Printing Co. has added a Kodak Nexpress S2500 digital production color press equipped with a fifth unit for Dimensional clear dry ink capabilities.
CHESAPEAKE—To expand its direct mail capabilities, Professional Printing Center has added a six-pocket MailCrafter 9800 inserter.
RICHMOND—James River Press and Mailing Services Inc. have acquired a Xerox Color 800 press to offer high-end, variable data jobs to a variety of clients and prospects. The two companies are using the new press to produce a 5,000-piece, three-part mailer with seven versions and personalized imaging on both sides.
KENNEWICK—Esprit Graphic Communications has purchased selected assets and all client files of Pasco, WA-based Press Craft, which recently closed its doors after 50 years in commercial printing.
KIRKLAND—To replace an aging QM 46-2 press, EcoGraphics purchased and installed a two-color Heidelberg QM 46 press to print newsletters, envelopes and bulk mailing pieces.
RANDOM LAKE—Badger Tag & Label celebrates its 75th year in business this month by automatically putting anyone who places an order during September in a drawing for a $75 credit on that order.
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