ACROSS the nation
Charlotte—Binding Solutions, a trade bindery, has upgraded its facilities with the purchase of a new Standard Horizon SpeedVac 100 tower collating system and a Standard Horizon BQ-260 perfect binder.
COLUMBUS—Hopkins Printing has added a fifth Heidelberg press to its pressroom—a four-color model with aqueous coater.
DAYTON—The Relizon Co. has been awarded a three-year contract with two one-year options for document management by Novation, the supply company of VHA Inc. and the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC). The contract, worth nearly $100 million per year, is part of a master agreement involving 14 different suppliers of related products and services, from records archiving to healthcare document management.
DALLAS—Offset Paperback Manufacturers (OPM) has added a Muller Martini AmigoPlus perfect binding system to its finishing operations. OPM produces approximately 350 million mass-market and digest books per year. The company reportedly is the only paperback book manufacturer to exclusively use the offset printing process for text reproduction.
QUAKERTOWN—At Graph Expo, Fox Printing purchased a three-head Domino ON Demand system, two of which are solvent and the other UV, together with solvent and UV dryers. The print solution will be utilized in an in-line variable data application, printing folded mailers and CD envelopes on both a mailtable and folder.
WILKES BARRE—Bedwick & Jones Printing recently added a continuous-feed Stahlfolder B-20 to its bindery. The shop upgraded from a pile feeder. The new equipment is being used to finish annual reports, postcards and saddlestitched books.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND—The McClatchy Co., publisher of The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette, has purchased a 4x1 KBA Prisma newspaper web press for its new 40,000-square-foot production facility. The project includes four printing towers for 1x4:4 and one tower for 1x4:4 or 2x2:2. The press will include six KBA Pastostar RC split-arm reel stands with infeed systems, one KBA KF five-jaw folder, one KBA KF three-jaw folder and one quarter folder.