ACROSS the nation
Bindery Gear Heads to East Coast Shop
LEBANON, PA—Colortech Inc., a full-service commercial printer, recently installed a Vijuk 321-T saddlestitcher.
Things Get Bigger in Texas After Install
MESQUITE, TX— IntegraColor Inc. has purchased a five-color, 81˝ KBA Rapida 205 sheetfed press, making IntegraColor the first printer in the Southwest with 81˝ litho capabilities. The press has been configured with a special board-handling package and is also to be equipped with UV facilities for printing on plastics. It also incorporates an ICS slitter system and non-stop pile changing for the feeder and delivery. KBA has added its own Densitronic quality control system, and inline perforating and slitting to the press. An automatic camera register control system provides an extremely efficient system for fast color registration on a press of this size.
REDWOOD CITY—Pacific Printing and Fulfillment Inc. has installed a five-color Komori Lithrone 28 (NL528) with coater. This is the third Komori press for the general commercial printer, having purchased its first six-color Komori in 1997.
SAN LUIS OBISPO—The year 2006 marks the 60th anniversary of Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department, and several celebrations are in the making. A highlight will be the “Reunion of the Decades” on October 6 and 7. The event will reunite friends, colleagues, faculty and industry partners from 60 years of printing and graphic communication education at the university.
AUBURNDALE—M&M Printing & Graphics is now operating a four-color Kodak DirectPress 5634 DI press to serve the on-demand color printing market.
SARASOTA—DKS-Digital Kopy Services, a trade printer, has also added a Kodak DirectPress 5634 DI to its lineup of digital equipment. DKS offers both digital offset and toner-based printing services, along with a fully automated, on-demand bindery to keep the work flowing.
TALLAHASSEE—Harvest Printing & Copy Center recently installed a Quickmaster QM DI 46 direct imaging press from Heidelberg to satisfy growing customer demand for four-color jobs.
ATLANTA—Offset Atlanta has added a Xerox iGen3 110 digital production press to complement its traditional offset printing services. Offset Atlanta is part of Nationwide Graphics/Premier Print, a network of 16 commercial printers across the United States.
NILES—The Garvey Group (TGG), a network of Midwest-based commercial printing companies, has completed the installation of a six-color, 56˝ KBA Rapida 142 large-format press at its headquarters plant here.
BALTIMORE—Thermo Fast has added a four-color Presstek DI press to its list of digital offset capabilities.
ROCKVILLE—The EU Caring Campaign, a non-profit organization founded by EU Services, sent $10,000 to charitable organizations to support hurricane relief efforts.
RENO—Allegra Print & Imaging has installed a five-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 52 with coater to replace an existing four-color press. Allegra Print & Imaging is a general commercial printer housing 14 employees.
EAST HAMPSTEAD—RAM Printing is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, including an open house planned for May by owners Wally and Buddy Zaremba.
FAIRVIEW—Cartondruck USA, a package printer, has extended its capacity and scope by installing a new nine-color, 41˝ KBA Rapida 105 sheetfed press equipped with double varnishing units and a double delivery extension. The customized press was installed in the fall of 2005.
GREENSBORO—Buchanan Printing & Graphics has moved into a new 7,750-square-foot facility. The company is celebrating 15 years in business.
BISMARK—Quality Printing Service has acquired a Heidelberg Prosetter 102 CTP system and a high-speed Polar 115 X cutter to increase quality and efficiency. Founded in 1979, Quality Printing Service is a family owned and operated general commercial printer housing 21 employees.
CLEVELAND—St Ives Cleveland recently held an open house to celebrate the installation an eight-color MAN Roland 700 press.
COLUMBUS—Hopkins Printing has announced the installation of its sixth Heidelberg press. The company’s newest addition is a quarter-size, two-color machine.
EAGLEVILLE—Edwards Printing has completed installation of ePace, an integrated print management and e-commerce solution. With ePace and a newly developed Website, customers can request estimates, check job status and history, track shipments, print invoices and view PDF proofs within a real-time eService Center.
SHARON—Victor Printing has purchased an Apple Xserve RAID storage system and a Mailcrafters Edge Series 9800 mail inserting system.
WEST CHESTER—Rapidocolor Corp. has implemented a new PDF-based Prinergy workflow system along with a Kodak Creo platesetter for computer-to-plate production.
LUBBOCK—Hurricane is now running a new five-color Komori Lithrone 28 sheetfed press with coater.
OREM—Rocky Mountain Press, a full-service commercial printer, has installed its second Komori press, a six-color Lithrone S40 perfector with coater. The two new presses replace four existing Heidelberg presses.
SALT LAKE CITY—Zellerbach Paper has purchased a high-speed Polar 137 XT cutter from Heidelberg to upgrade existing bindery equipment. Founded in the late 1800s, Zellerbach Paper is a distribution facility owned by International Paper.
SEATTLE—ColorGraphics, a commercial web and sheetfed printing conglomerate with facilities strategically located in the Western United States, recently installed an eight-color Komori Lithrone 840 with coater at its facility here.
WAUNAKEE—Suttle-Straus Inc. reports the installation of a four-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000R convertible perfector. The Diamond 3000R is Suttle-Straus’ fourth Mitsubishi press.
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- DKS-Digital Kopy Services
- Eastman Kodak
- Epson America
- EU Services
- Hopkins Printing
- International Paper
- manroland Inc.
- Nationwide Graphics
- Pacific Printing
- Pictorial Offset
- Presstek Inc.
- Quality Printing Service
- Southern Converters
- St. Ives Inc. U.S.
- The EGT Group
- The Garvey Group
- Xerox Corp.
- Gear Heads