ACROSS the nation
COSTA MESA—ColorGraphics has moved into a new 40,000-square-foot facility, doubling the size of the plant previously located in nearby Tustin. It has also added an eight-color Mitsubishi press.
OXNARD—Custom Printing has installed a four-color Mitsubishi Diamond 3000S with aqueous tower coater, an eight-up thermal computer-to-plate (CTP) device and a PDF-based workflow management system at its new 30,000-square-foot facility. It has also donated 52 cases of premium paper to its new neighbor, Rose Avenue School.
GRAND JUNCTION—Colorado Printing recently added a 10-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 102 perfector to increase capacity. Founded in 1947, Colorado Printing boasts approximately $15 million in sales and houses more than 100 employees.
AUBURNDALE—To better serve the on-demand color printing market, M&M Printing & Graphics has purchased a four-color Kodak Polychrome DirectPress DI press.
STUART—Southeastern Printing's sales and customer service personnel celebrated Benjamin Franklin's 300th birthday during its weekly sales meeting, complete with party hats, Franklin info packets and a cake featuring Benjamin's portrait. Known as "the father of American printing," Franklin was born in Boston January 17, 1706. Roger Butler, sales manager at Southeastern, reminded attendees that "despite Ben's many achievements and remarkable talents, he referred to himself in his will and his self-composed epitaph simply as 'Benjamin Franklin, printer.' We're grateful to him for establishing a noble and honorable profession that continues to flourish today," Butler noted.
WEST CHICAGO—Graphix Products has completed the installation of the CD replication and duplication equipment acquired during the acquisition of Beta Graphics in Aurora, IL. This move integrates into one facility all of the production lines: CD replication, offset, flexography, digital printing, promotional products, mailing and fulfillment.
MONROE—TriStar Graphics Group, a mid-size general commercial printer with plants in Monroe and Lafayette, is now running a new four-color Speedmaster SM 52 sheetfed press. The shop also added a Prosetter 52 and the Prinect Printready system with MetaDimension, making the jump from film processing to a computer-to-plate system.