ACROSS the nation
Four MAN Presses Star at Newspaper
INDIANAPOLIS—The Indianapolis Star has begun putting its new $72 million production facility to work, producing advertising sections on the first of four MAN Roland Geoman presses that are scheduled to print both daily and Sunday editions of the paper by mid-July. The new press hall encompasses more than 30,672 square feet on two levels. It is at the heart of a 260,000-square-foot complex, called the Pulliam Production Center (PPC) after the publishing family who led the Star over the past five decades.
Stitcher Added to Handle Sales Boom
QUINCY, IL—JK Creative Printers has purchased an Osako saddlestitcher from Best Graphics. President Mike Nobis says he needed to add capacity to keep up with the rapid sales growth the company has experienced recently.
OXNARD—Custom Printing has acquired a two-color, 40˝ Heidelberg press and a 40˝ Stahl continuous-feed folder. The machines represent a $250,000 investment. The company also announced it was selected to produce posters for the City of Santa Paula's centennial celebration. Custom officials report they gave the city a special discount so that celebration funding could be used in other ways.
SAN FRANCISCO—Full-service printing firm DPI has installed a six-color, 51˝ Mitsubishi Model 5F sheetfed press. DPI offers services such as digital photography, sheetfed offset printing, digital printing and signage manufacturing. It employs a staff of 55.
SANTA ROSA—After nine months of researching CTP products, Chromagraphics has decided on the Fujifilm PictroProof digital color proofer and Dart Luxel T-6000 CTP thermal platesetter.
ORLANDO—Florida Imaging, a regional provider of prepress, Web development, and multimedia services and design, has established a new commercial photography division. Scott Major, a principal and COO at Florida Imaging, says the new division was established to meet growing demand for commercial photography, especially utilizing digital techniques. Bill Peck has been tapped to head the division.