ACROSS the nation
PHOENIX—Steve Woods Printing opened its doors with a dedication celebration in May. Steve is the son of Frank Woods, formerly of Woods Lithographics.
SAN MARCOS, CA—Golden State Graphics recently added to its bindery a Vijuk 321-T saddlestitcher.
DeLEON SPRINGS—E.O. Painter Printing held its 100th annual stockholders and directors meeting recently. The company, which traces its origin to 1873, was purchased and incorporated by Sidney Weller Johnston, the current company president's grandfather.
MIAMI—Color K Graphics purchased a KBA 74 Karat digital offset press with coater during Drupa.
PENSACOLA—Six Stahl B30 buckle plate folders have been installed at Pensacola Christian College.
Lawrenceville—Gray Publishing has purchased three DGM 430 four-high presses, two DGM 430 two-high presses and one DGM 1035 folder. The new presses and folder are scheduled to be delivered this month, with a projected date of mid-September to be printing. This new DGM press line will print three daily newspapers and two Sunday newspapers in the Atlanta area.
CHICAGO—The Vertis Print Solutions facility here has certified its quality management standard to International Organization of Standardization (ISO) 9001:2000.
WAUKEGAN—Binning's Bindery Services has purchased a system upgrade to its Duplo 10000 bookletmaker from Best Graphics. It includes new automation technology and new collating towers.
WILLOWBROOK—A new Hamada RS34L-IIC press is now in operation at Marquardt Printing. It was purchased through supplier Fuller Graphix.
INDIANAPOLIS—Print Communications Inc. (PCI), a full-service commercial printer, recently installed a six-pocket Heidelberg ST 400 Stitchmaster stitcher/trimmer with cover feeder to address capacity issues resulting from what PCI President Gregory Flora terms the company's "controlled intensive growth" over the past 12 years.
TOPEKA—Mainline Printing ordered its second KBA Rapida 105 press at Drupa. The six-color Rapida 105 Universal with coater, delivery extension and hybrid capability will ship in October.
LOUISVILLE—V.G. Reed & Sons, a financial printing and fulfillment company, is now using the EFI Hagen OA print management information system.
AUGUSTA—J.S. McCarthy Printers has opened a 20,000-square-foot distribution facility. The order fulfillment system is Web-based, allowing customers to ship orders and track inventory 24/7.
PORTLAND—Spectrum Printing & Graphics has relocated into a 35,000-square-foot facility designed to accommodate a new eight-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000R perfecting press.
Annapolis Junction—Millennium Marketing Solutions (formerly Millennium Printing and Graphics), has relocated to its newly constructed, 18,000-square-foot building. As part of the expansion plan for its design, printing, Web and promotional products business, Millennium occupies one-half of the building and is offering for lease the remaining space of 9,000 square feet.
BALTIMORE—A Recmi fully automatic stacker/bundler, from IMC America, is being installed in-line with a new Timsons press at book printer Victor Graphics. The installation will commence this fall and will be operational by year's end.
Upper Marlboro—Prince George's County launched an innovative campaign with business and nonprofit partners to increase recycling of magazines and catalogs. This partnership, which includes the National Recycling Coalition, Time Inc., International Paper and Recycle America Alliance, will be a model for magazine and catalog recycling in cities across America. Designed to inform residents that magazines and catalogs can easily be included with other paper recycling, the "Recycling Magazines is Excellent" campaign, or "ReMix" will help divert magazines from the landfill.
BRAINTREE—The Sir Speedy location here produced a company record 1.1 million color copies in March, using both a Xerox iGen3 and Xerox DocuColor 2060.
DEXTER—Thomson-Shore is said to be the first book manufacturer to join the Green Press Initiative, a nonprofit program of social and environmental entrepreneurs dedicated to increasing the use of recycled paper within the book industry.
MIDLAND—McKay Press has successfully completed its audit to become CGMP compliant, a rigorous quality control standard that is an extension of ISO 9001:2000.
SAINT PAUL—An eight-color KBA Rapida 105 sheetfed perfector has been installed at Print Craft. The press features a perfector between the fourth and fifth unit, as well as in-line coating.
FENTON—Garlich Printing hosted its "Lobsterfest" open house complete with steak and lobster for more than 400 guests. The tour provided customers an opportunity to view the company's new capabilities including UV coating, hybrid printing, solvent recovery and recycling, and folding technologies—as well as see the new 7,000-square-foot expansion.
PENNSAUKEN—Royalty Press has installed a six-color MAN Roland 300 perfector at its 25-employee facility.
SCOTCH PLAINS—L&B Desktop Publishing and Printing, owned by Lance and Betsy Booth, celebrated its 30th anniversary in July.
Albuquerque—CRC Information Systems announced that Albuquerque Printing has signed an agreement to implement THE System business management software.
LONG ISLAND CITY—Linco Printing has purchased a DGM 430 press line from Dauphin Graphic Machines, consisting of eight print units and one DGM 1035 folder. This purchase represents the fourth purchase from Linco, to a total of 21 press units since 1997. Installation of the new DGM 430 press line was completed in March. Linco Printing is a commercial and newspaper printer.
ROCHESTER—Ry-Gan Printing was the first organization worldwide to invest in Duplo's System 5000 bookletmaking and collating solution.
CHARLOTTE—Cadmus Communications announced the relocation of its logistics operation into a new space adjoining its existing packaging manufacturing facility in Whitehall Technology Park, bringing Cadmus' Charlotte facility to more than 275,000 square feet.
FORT BRAGG—The 3rd Psychological Operations Battalion, Alpha Company, the U.S. Army's printing division, recently purchased four Heidelberg QM DI Pro direct imaging presses.
WINSTON-SALEM—A second six-color MAN Roland 300 press with coater has been added to the pressroom at Salem Printing.
AKRON—W.L. Beck Printing-Design has installed a Duplo System 2000 to upgrade its booklet finishing department. It reportedly has reduced finishing time by as much as 75 percent.
Macedonia—Steffen Book Binders is now running a BravoPlus saddlestitcher from Muller Martini, configured with six pockets and a cover folder/feeder.
OLD FORGE—Panel Prints, a manufacturer of large-format sheetfed lithography for packaging, printing and point-of-purchase displays, reports it has been upgraded to the ISO 9001:2000 standard.
STATE COLLEGE—Delta L Printing reports that it now offers audio and video reproduction services. It provides remote file management and ordering systems over the Internet.
BRENTWOOD—Critical Impressions, a family owned business, recently installed a five-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 52. The printer also recently improved its prepress department by purchasing Heidelberg's SuperColor and SuperTrap systems to assist with the design and color management aspect of production.
DALLAS—Padgett Printing has expanded its Digital Print Center by added a third Digimaster to their current inventory of two, as well as a new four-color NexPress digital press.
HOUSTON—Rasch Graphic Services is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. Rasch offers a variety of bookbinding and finishing services.
MANSFIELD—KBA North America has presented Southern Champion Tray, an international packaging printer, with a hand-made replica of its six-color, 56˝ KBA Rapida 142 sheetfed press with tower coater.
ALEXANDRIA—DigiLink, formerly a prepress-only operation, has added its first traditional offset press. The newly installed Komori L-628 sheetfed offset press was on display for 175 customers recently during an open house. It joins a KBA 74 Karat digital offset press already in operation. The company also now boasts full bindery services.
CHESAPEAKE—Jones Printing Service has purchased a six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM-74 with coater to complement its two-color Speedmaster SM-102 and six-color Speedmaster CD-102 with coater. The CD-102 was also upgraded from CPC 1.04 to CP 2000.
Richmond—Management of B&B Printing reports that the company has achieved ISO 9001:2000 registration.
VERONA—Park Printing House recently unveiled its latest press: a six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD-74.
WAUKESHA—Commercial printer J.B. Kenehan Inc. has installed a new six-color Komori Lithrone LS40 sheetfed press equipped with in-line aqueous coating and Komori's PDC-S color management system.
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- Best Graphics
- Cadmus Communications Corporation
- CRC Information Systems
- Duplo USA
- Garlich Printing
- IMC America
- International Paper
- J.B. Kenehan
- J.S. McCarthy Printers
- KBA North America
- manroland Inc.
- Manugraph DGM
- Muller Martini
- Padgett Printing
- Print Communications
- Sir Speedy
- Victor Graphics
- Woods Lithographics
- Xerox Corp.