Commercial printing industry news from Printing Impressions’ February 2011 edition.
MINNEAPOLIS—Meyers, which produces retail marketing solutions, has purchased a new Durst Rho 900 high-speed, UV inkjet automated printing system. Installation is scheduled for March.
“As part of our $10 million investment in technology, which also includes a new KBA 81˝ litho press scheduled for installation in early Spring of 2011, the new eight-color super-large digital printer is designed and engineered specifically for the in-store signage and display segments of retail marketing,” says Fred Silloway, president.
Those lithographic printers walking the show floor earlier this month at Graph Expo in search of a bevy of heavy-iron, offset presses were sorely disappointed. With press manufacturers Heidelberg USA, Komori America and Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses opting to pass on this year's show, the South Hall at McCormick Place lacked the all-encompassing lineup of traditional press vendors that visitors in years past have come to expect.
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MINNEAPOLIS—Retail marketing solutions print provider Meyers has purchased a new six-color, 81" KBA Rapida 205 sheetfed press with coater and UV capabilities as the cornerstone of a $10 million capex initiative. The press, which will significantly bolster Meyers' production capabilities, is slated to be ready for action by next spring.
“Our $10 million investment in new technology is centered on this new KBA press which is designed and engineered specifically for the in-store signage and display segments of retail marketing,” says Fred Silloway, president of Meyers Retail Marketing Solutions Group.
THEY SAY the best marketing campaigns are those that, over a period of time, seem to take on a life of their own. Such is the case with the series of vintage automobile posters created by Meyers—a point-of-sale, signage and label specialist based in Minneapolis—to promote its large-format sheetfed printing capabilities. When brothers Mark, Chris and David Dillon acquired their first large-format sheetfed press in 1995, they wanted to create a print promotion that would drive home the potential of the new six-color, 63˝ MAN Roland with UV coater to customers and prospects. Although at first tempted to produce a poster utilizing the full
arizona PHOENIX—Roswell Bookbinding has installed a Muller Martini Monostar perfect binder with inline Zenith three-knife trimmer; a Brehmer high-speed Smyth sewer; and the Optigraf Opticontrol print recognition system. california FREMONT—Spectrum Lithograph has purchased the Kawahara TXR- 1100 series blank separator. Spectrum Lithograph utilizes the new investment for blanking packaging boxes, CD wallets and more. MODESTO—A Rilecart PB-796 automatic punch bind machine has been chosen by John F. Turner Co. for production of calendars. The installation was performed by Pigna America. connecticut HARTFORD—Lebon Press has announced its expansion of services with the installation a six color, 40˝ Heidelberg Speedmaster press complete with perfecting and