ACROSS the nation
RIVERSIDE—Daily newspaper The Press-Enterprise has installed a Goss Magnapak packaging system with 42 stations and dual delivery capability. The system also utilizes an integrated MultiDisc winder/unwinder storage system from Ferag and Packman stackers from Quipp. Omnizone supervisory and downstream software bundle controls were supplied with the Magnapak system.
GRAND JUNCTION—Colorado Printing has been using EFI PrinterSite Internal integrated with EFI Hagen OA to realize increased efficiency and reduced operating costs. PrinterSite Internal provides field sales personnel and customer service reps with secure, direct access to submit quote requests and obtain job status data.
Panama City—Freedom Communications' Florida division has ordered a 28-unit Goss Universal 45 press to be installed at its plant here to print The News Herald. This order was placed following the 2003 installation of a Goss Universal press at its sister newspaper, The Monitor, based in McAllen, TX.
Honolulu—Valenti Brothers Graphics has signed an agreement to implement THE System business management software from CRC Information Systems.
ADDISON—Singles Plus Printing has installed a Prime IR Action Dryer System in the extended delivery after the coating unit on its new Ryobi 750C-XL sheetfed press. The system allows Singles Plus to dry aqueous coatings at press speeds up to 15,000 sph.
CHICAGO—Heidelberg recently installed an eight-color Speedmaster CD 102 press with coater and extended delivery at Quantum Color Graphics. The new press replaces a six-color Speedmaster CD 102 that was purchased in 1994.
East Dundee—Hi-Kaliber has purchased a new four-color Sakurai 466SIP 2661 sheetfed perfector from distributor Fuller Grafix.
Indianapolis—Hilltop Press, a division of National Graphics, will soon be operating a new six-color, 40˝ Komori Lithrone LS40 UV press equipped with IST lamping systems on all units. Hilltop is known for its printing capabilities on plastics, vinyl and lenticular substrates.
BALTIMORE—Members of the Printing & Imaging Industries of Maryland raised $26,000 during its annual charity auction benefiting Santa Claus Anonymous. Major contributing companies included K&W Finishing, E. John Schmitz & Sons, Advantage Book Binding, Cenveo, Baltimore Color Plate and Doloff Printing.