ACROSS the nation
BALTIMORE—Rainbow Printing of Maryland, a full-service offset litho-grapher, is adding two presses to its 36,000-square-foot facility. According to Owner Joe Cavey, a new six-color, 20x28´´ Komori press with in-line coater was running by mid-January, closely followed by a mid-March launch of a new four-color, 20x28´´ Komori perfecting press.
DAVISBURG—Michigan Web Press, a printer of inserts and college newspapers, purchased a Kodak Trendsetter News 100 thermal CTP device, a Nela PL-T plateloader, Kodak Thermalnews plates, Kodak Prinergy Evo PDF processor, Kodak Preps software, Kodak Staccato screening software and Kodak InSite software.
ST. PAUL—Impressions Inc. has finished the installation of two new presses—seven-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM74s with 5/2 perfecting and aqueous coating capabilities.
TOTOWA—Custom Index reports it has purchased the index division of Quality Indexing, which includes the Never Jam copier tab product line. Custom Index, a manufacturer of indexes, legal dividers and file folder products, will move the Quality operation into its 128,000-square-foot facility here.
CHARLOTTE—A new six-color Komori Lithrone S40 press with coater is now in operation at Classic Graphics.
NEW WASHINGTON—Herald Printing has agreed to implement THE System business management software from CRC Information Systems.
OKLAHOMA CITY—Southwestern Stationery & Bank Supply, a printing, furniture and office/bank supply company, has invested approximately $5.5 million in its new eight-color (4/4) Mitsubishi 3000R Double Diamond convertible perfector press and prepress and postpress support equipment.
TULSA—Diversa-Graphics Inc. has put a new Mitsubishi Diamond 3000LX sheetfed press into operation. The high-end printer and folding carton manufacturer installed a six-color, 40" machine with an in-line UV coating system.
CHALFONT—Vertis announced that its Chalfont direct marketing facility celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2005. The plant has expanded to more than 700 employees and produces one billion direct mail pieces annually.
PITTSBURGH—In November, First Impression Printing installed a four-color Mitsubishi Diamond 3000R with tower coater. The 40" convertible perfector affords First Impression increased capacity and capabilities.