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.