ACROSS the nation
WAYNE—Metro Packaging and Imaging, a folding carton printer, has installed a seven-color, 64˝ KBA Rapida 162 sheetfed press plus aqueous coater.
AMHERST—The Printing and Imaging Association of New York State reports that its Workers' Compensation Safety Group will share in a dividend payout of $1 million for the 2003-2004 policy year. The average dividend issued was approximately $7,000.
BINGHAMTON—An Elettra automatic blanket wash system, available from IMC America, is now in use at The Binghamton Sun-Bulletin.
Mamaroneck—Printcraft has added a four-color Printmaster PM 52 in order to improve efficiencies within the shop. Printcraft is a family owned and operated general commercial printer that specializes in the production of newsletters and brochures.
CINCINNATI—Stevenson, The Color Company, announced the addition of a new 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000 UV press, a Mimaki JV3-160SP ink-jet plotter, as well as gluing and mounting equipment.
MINSTER—Globus Printing has signed an agreement with CRC Information Systems to implement THE System business management software.
Yellow Springs—The Antioch Co. has replaced two sheetfed presses with a six-color MAN Roland 700 perfector equipped with in-line coating at its production facility here. The new press is producing products for the company's scrapbook division, Creative Memories.
PORTLAND—Steven's Printing recently added Heidelberg's Prinect Prinance management information system in order to upgrade its estimating package. Since the installation, the shop reportedly has streamlined its production management system and is able to compete with larger shops for jobs.
PITTSBURGH—Express KCS Media Backoffice has established a U.S. client service center here to provide offshore prepress and software development services in India. James Anderson, formerly of EFI, has been recruited to manage the new client service center. Express KCS claims to be processing up to 2,000 jobs per day at its facilities in India.
TELFORD—Tiger Printing Group has added a six-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000S with coater to its fleet. Formed in 2002, Tiger Printing specializes in high-end printing of marketing materials, magazines, brochures and direct mail pieces. The company's new press is now fully operational with more than 5 million impressions already completed.