Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions North America has announced its lineup of exclusive sales and service dealers serving the Central and Western United States. The dealers are responsible for sales, quick-dispatch technical service, parts and all customer support in their regions on behalf of Ferrostaal and Ryobi.
MGI USA, the multi-substrate (paper, plastic and envelopes) digital press and finishing solution manufacturer, announced the second major expansion of their US dealer network in 2009, adding three new dealers.
Fuller Grafix Inc. has reached an agreement with Hohner Stitching Products, Inc. to represent Hohner Stitching heads in a broad manner that represents sales, parts and service of Stitch heads and Saddle binding equipment. As the authorized Dealer and Repair center for Hohner Stitching heads, Fuller Grafix will provide a rebuilding service and maintenance program for the wide range of Hohner stitch heads.
Nearly 70 members of the Lithographers Club of Chicago, plus representatives of Fuller Grafix and Sakurai USA, Inc. braved the rain to participate in a lively, informative and entertaining evening at Sakurai’s USA’s North American Headquarters in Schaumburg on Thursday, February 26, 2009.
Centenarian Printer Continues to Evolve BARBERTON, OH—Davis Printing is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The company was founded in 1906 by John R. Davis., who produced a weekly newspaper and provided printing services to the public. Today, the full-service commercial printer offers sheetfed offset and digital printing, complete bindery, mailing and fulfillment, and Web-based services. Recently, Davis Printing also acquired Merrick Graphics. Steve Merrick was named Davis Printing’s vice president of marketing and president of the new creative division, Merrick Design Group. ALABAMA MONTGOMERY—Wells Printing has installed a Sakurai 675SD sheetfed press with coater. It was purchased through dealer Independent Graphic Services.
Attendees Soak Up the Views ORLANDO, FL—In a bid to inject new energy into the event and build attendance, the Vue/Point Conference was relocated to sunny Florida for its recent 2005 run. The results were mixed with regard to those goals, but attendees seemed pleased with the event overall. Judging by a show of hands in the opening session, there clearly was a spike in the percentage of first-time attendees. Also, representation by printers—as opposed to vendors—was said to be up. However, the total attendee number held more or less steady from the 2004 event in Washington, DC. There were several topics of
california RIVERSIDE—Daily newspaper The Press-Enterprise has installed a Goss Magnapak packaging system with 42 stations and dual delivery capability. The system also utilizes an integrated MultiDisc winder/unwinder storage system from Ferag and Packman stackers from Quipp. Omnizone supervisory and downstream software bundle controls were supplied with the Magnapak system. colorado GRAND JUNCTION—Colorado Printing has been using EFI PrinterSite Internal integrated with EFI Hagen OA to realize increased efficiency and reduced operating costs. PrinterSite Internal provides field sales personnel and customer service reps with secure, direct access to submit quote requests and obtain job status data. florida Panama City—Freedom Communications' Florida division has ordered
Signing Highlights Graphic Communications Day NEW YORK CITY—One highlight of Graphic Communications Day (GCD), held recently at Madison Square Garden, was a signing ceremony between the Association of Graphic Communications (AGC) and Fairleigh Dickinson University launching an Executive MBA in Graphic Communications degree program. arizona PHOENIX—O'Neil Printing, a 96-year-old company, is now running an eight-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 102 long perfector with aqueous coater. The 40˝ Speedmaster perfector—reportedly the only press of its kind in the Phoenix market—allows for four-over-four color printing in a single pass. CALIFORNIA CHATSWORTH—S2K Graphics has celebrated its 15th anniversary. Formerly known as Signs 2000, S2K Graphics