ACROSS the nation
Presses Head for Hawkeye State
HIAWATHA, IA—Two 41˝ KBA Rapida 105 sheetfed presses with coaters have been installed at Cedar Graphics. The first press is a six-color Rapida 105 sheetfed press; the second is a 10-color, five-over-five Rapida 105 long perfector with a roll-to-sheet feeder.
GLENDALE—Color Depot has installed a Kluge EHF series press. The print trade shop included the preload continuous magazine option that allows the machine to be reloaded while in motion (for continuous feeding). The EHF press will be used primarily for foil stamping and embossing small boxes and CD sleeves.
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO—A new six-color Komori Lithrone 28 with coater is now running at Essence Printing. It is the company’s second Komori press.
SMYRNA—Printegra has upgraded its black-and-white capabilities by adding a six-color HP Indigo 5000 to its facility here and Kodak E125 Digimaster presses in Smyrna and Montgomeryville, PA.
TUCKER—Scott Lithographing has acquired its first 40˝ multicolor press—an automated, five-color Komori Lithrone 540 with aqueous in-line coater. It’s the fourth Komori press installed by the 40-year-old printer.
CAROL STREAM—A new Xerox iGen3 digital production press with variable imaging and UV coating capabilities is now in operation at Team Concept Printing & Thermography.
NEWPORT—Steinhauser Inc., a 100-year-old printing and converting company, has purchased a Premius Digital 3 Chip print process management system from BST Pro Mark.
CENTREVILLE—Tidewater Direct has invested more than $3 million in equipment. An eight-unit Sanden Quantum 1200 perfecting web press will be installed at the company’s West Branch, IA, facility. Also, two Fuji Sabre VX9600 CTP systems and four 26˝ Stahl folders have been purchased.