Xanté is fast becoming the hero of small and midsize prepress and print shops needing competitive, state-of-the-art technology at practical price points. Visitors to PRINT 09 booth 5246, in Chicago from September 11-16, will see the latest versions of Xanté's broad range of solutions. Xanté is a leading single source provider of a complete line of products including platesetters, digital color presses, all-in-one PDF workflows, plate processors, plates and chemistry — for all printing demands.
Quebecor World ushered in the opening of its new co-mailing facility in Somerset, NJ, with the addition of two new 30-pocket machines. The new capacity allows more publishers and catalogers to take advantage of the benefits of co-mailing. Quebecor chose the Somerset mail consolidation site due to its strategic proximity to the densely populated Northeast.
Xanté today announces availability of the new Ilumina 502 Digital Production Press, a high capacity version of its best-selling digital color press. Equipped with a 530-sheet cassette, which has the ability to handle up to 12"x18" paper, the Ilumina 502 Digital Production Press supports automated production of on demand color prints including oversized, ultra thick cover jobs.
Dome Printing is pleased to officially open the Dome Direct, digital print, direct mail and fulfillment center. The new 40,000 square foot facility located on North 10th Street will complement the full service Dome continues to offer its customers and create a total of 135,000 square feet of manufacturing.
BY ERIK CAGLE Who can forget 1998 and 1999? Those were easily the salad days of merger and acquisition in the commercial printing industry. The dotcom craze was sweeping across all U.S. industries, with venture capitalists seeking new avenues into the printing segment. Wall Street coveted this largely fragmented industry, and a wave of new kids on the block, consolidators, embarked on the IPO-and-roll-up philosophy. Roughly a half-dozen of these consolidators vied for the growing number of printing companies looking to become cogs in much larger machines, seeking either payola or the benefits from the economies of scale. The national economy was a well-oiled
In an age of consolidation, Dome Printing—a $20 million, family run commercial printing operation servicing clients the caliber of Intel and Sutter Home—is a prime example of what good management, a clean production process and industrial-strength digital color proofing can do to retool a once-traditional printer. BY MARIE RANOIA ALONSO Perfection is one word that must be very near and dear to the Poole family at Dome Printing. Family patriarch and president of Dome Printing, Ray Poole, and his three sons, Tim, Andy and Robert, operate the Sacramento, CA-based commercial printing facility. What makes Dome Printing unique? For one thing, the plant is