ACROSS the nation
TEMPE—Commercial Communications Inc. (CCI) has installed a six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster 74 DI perfector with in-line coater at its production facility here. CCI is headquartered in Hartland, WI.
BURBANK—Graphic Visions has announced the purchase of a five-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000S press with in-line coating, which joins an existing six-color press that has been in production for 15 years.
SANTA ROSA—The Press Democrat, part of the New York Times Regional Newspaper Group, has ordered a new Goss four-high Newsliner press tower addition for its existing Goss Headliner offset press. The new tower addition, which includes the Goss DigiRail inking system, will enhance print quality and capacity.
DENVER—National Printing & Packaging has ordered a new Beiren 3840 web offset press from Graphic Innovators. The five-unit, one-web shaftless press will be equipped with a new 3840 combination folder for tabloid, chop and double-parallel folds.
NORTH HAVEN—The Vertis facility here celebrated its 25th anniversary in March. The facility has grown from five to more than 125 employees. The Vertis North Haven facility has also enhanced its service offering with the addition of large- and grand-format display and out-of-home advertising.
WEST HAVEN—Gist and Herlin Press recently installed a six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 with coater. The new press joins an existing six-color Speedmaster CD 102.
FORT LAUDERDALE—The South Florida Sun-Sentinel is more than doubling the color capabilities of its Goss Colorliner presses with the addition of Colorman add-on towers from MAN Roland. Sun-Sentinel Co. currently runs five Colorliner presses to produce its namesake publication, as well as a variety of community newspapers. MAN Roland will upgrade four of the presses by replacing two existing units with two Colorman towers and adding a third high former on each of the revitalized presses.
Elk Grove—Insty-Prints reports an increase in productivity after installing a two-color Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46 last October. The press is the first piece of equipment that the shop has purchased from Heidelberg. Opened in 1984, the quick printer produces marketing materials for local manufacturers and distributors.
NEW ALBANY—Falls City Printing, a national trade printer that specializes in internal forms used by the banking and financial services industry, has purchased a high-speed Winkler & Dunnebier rotary flat bag machine.
WHITE PLAINS—Heidelberg USA recently installed a comprehensive line of pre-owned press and prepress equipment at Wildes-Spirit Design & Printing. The company installed the following remarketed equipment: a four-color Speedmaster CD 74 press with coater and extended delivery; Prinect; a Stahl 90 eight-pocket saddlestitcher with cover folder; and a Stahl B24 continuous feed folder.
Rockland—To control emissions from the company's five-unit Baker Perkins heatset web press, Graphic Services has purchased a 15,000 SCFM regenerative thermal oxidizer from The CMM Group.
MINNEAPOLIS—Johnson Printing & Packaging has replaced a five-color sheetfed press with a seven-color, 41˝ KBA Rapida 105 sheetfed press with in-line spot UV coating capabilities.
ST. PAUL—Modernistic Inc. has sped up its point-of-purchase display and sign production with the acquisition of a Gerber Sabre 408 Series CNC router.
Carlstadt—Pictorial Offset has attained recertification of International Standards Organization, ISO 9001-2000 (quality) and ISO 14001-2004 (environmental) management system standards registrations. The achievement follows on the heels of the recent announcement that Pictorial Offset has been awarded the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody certification from the Rainforest Alliance SmartWood program.
BUFFALO—The Buffalo News, a daily newspaper publisher, has installed the QuadTech Register Guidance System V-I and QuadTech PPC 3000X press controls. The implementation of the QuadTech equipment has led to The Buffalo News being able to reduce makeready from 30,000 down to 3,000 copies. A press upgrade has also enabled the newspaper to complete a redesign to help attract new customers and advertising opportunities.
ROCHESTER—For the fourth year in a row, Monroe Litho will be the Platinum Underwriter for the 15th annual Easter Seals New York-Western Region golf tournament, to be held in June at the Greystone Golf Club in Walworth, NY.
FARGO—Kaye's Printing, a division of Forum Communications, has ordered a Beiren 3840 web offset press from Graphic Innovators. The eight-unit, two-web shaftless press will be equipped with a 3840 combination folder for tabloid, chop and double-parallel folds, and will have sheeting capabilities.
Twinsburg—Oliver Printing recently added a Drupa-edition six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 with coater, extended delivery and axis control scanner to its pressroom. Founded in 1924, Oliver Printing is a family owned and operated shop.
York—Strine Printing has completed installing the world's first 73˝ MAN Roland 900 XXL press. The six-color 900 XXL has in-line coating and UV curing capabilities. This complements Strine's ever-growing array of equipment to service the point-of-sale, packaging and commercial print sectors. In addition to four digital presses and 12 40˝ presses, Strine utilizes two six-color, 56˝ MAN Roland 900s.
FORT WORTH—Streamline Solutions announced that Transcontinental Direct will install its PrintStream print and direct mail management system at the facility here. PrintStream went live in Transcontinental Direct's Los Angeles facility in 2003.
SEATTLE—Commercial/package printer Trojan Litho has agreed to purchase an eight-color, 56˝ KBA Rapida 142 sheetfed press with coater and hybrid UV capabilities, as well as the new KBA Qualitronic II in-line sheet inspection system. The new press is due to be delivered and installed by July.
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