ACROSS the nation
LOS ANGELES—Donahue Printing, a family owned printing company in business for 70 years, has installed a new seven-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000S sheetfed press.
WALNUT—Reinberger Printwerks reports the installation of two new two-color Heidelberg QM46 presses, as well as a new Konica Minolta digital imaging system.
ORLANDO—Allegra Print and Imaging has purchased the Heidelberg Printmaster PM 52 it had been testing after an eight-month trial period. Allegra became the first shop in the U.S. to test the four-color Printmaster 52 press and has produced more than two million finished pieces since installation in November 2003.
ATLANTA—Vertis announced that 18 members of its Atlanta team received National Council of Skill Standards certification as web offset press operators. This certification acknowledges the Atlanta team's expert level performance across a wide range of technical skills.
Bensenville—Envision Graphics, a commercial sheetfed printer based here, is now using the EFI Logic SQL management information system.
CAROL STREAM—Berlin Industries has expanded its offerings to include digital and variable printing capabilities; an online procurement system known as e*merge; a collateral management system; and creative services. The company's new identity includes a new logo and brand statement. It has also purchased two HP Indigo 3000 digital presses.
SAINT CHARLES—Trader Publishing's location here has added one DGM 430 four-high, two rebuilt Goss SSC folders and three consoles. Trader Publishing prints its own in-house magazine and tabloid-style publications. All of the DGM presses will be used for cold web printing on newsprint and premium grades, and will almost exclusively be four-color printing.
GREENFIELD—The Daily Reporter has purchased two DGM 430 four-highs and one DGM 1030 folder. The Daily Reporter is a Monday through Saturday newspaper with a circulation of 11,600. The printing plant of The Daily Reporter is also a commercial printing facility, running three shifts. Additional newspapers and commercial jobs will be run on the DGM presses.
Munster—Lithographic Communications recently added a four-color Heidelberg Printmaster PM 74 press with dryer, automatic blanket washers and prepress interface. The company is using the new press to produce newsletters, brochures, newspaper inserts and direct-mail advertising materials. Since the installation in August, the press has produced more than one million impressions. The general commercial shop is family owned and operated and houses 48 employees. Lithographic was founded in 1988.
BELTSVILLE—Employees of Todd Allen Printing received a Bridge Builders Award from the Partners for Livable Communities for their work and support for Americans All, a national social sciences resource program that teaches democratic principles.
Cheverly—Peake Printers, based here, and DeLancey Printing of Alexandria, VA, have merged to form a new printing company, Peake/DeLancey Printers. Both companies are privately owned and vie for business in the DC Metro and East Coast regional markets. Merle DeLancey will serve as president and Jay Rupard will be CEO of the new company. Peake/DeLancey will operate out of Peake's 140,000-square-foot facility.
MASON—Inco Graphics has purchased three DGM four-highs, two DGM 430 two-highs and a DGM 1035 folder. Inco Graphics is a commercial printer, producing magazines, mini tabs, and several weekly and monthly newspapers.
VAN BUREN—Grand River Printing and Publishing has purchased two DGM 430 four-highs and one DGM 1035 folder. Grand River Printing is a commercial and publications printer, producing promotional materials, as well as magazines and brochures. Installation of the new line was completed in June.
Plymouth—Conquest Bindery has enhanced its booklet making capabilities with the addition of a new Presto saddlestitching system from Muller Martini. Conquest Bindery has been serving Midwest printers for the past nine years. Its services include cutting, folding, collating, booklet making, drilling and shrink wrapping.
CARLSTADT—Data Communiqué has added a VIJUK 321-T saddlestitcher, joining the two it already had in its bindery. Since opening its doors more than 75 years ago, Data Communiqué has evolved from its origins as a traditional printer and fulfillment house into a provider of data conversion, document, data, and content management, desktop publishing, electronic receipt and delivery of files, electronic (on-demand) publishing and EDGAR filings.
TRENTON—Direct Group has ordered two new 21˝ Quantun 1500 XP perfecting web presses from Sanden Machinery.
ROCHESTER—Monroe Litho has been named a Forest Stewardship Council Certified Chain-of-Custody Supplier. Certification was granted by Scientific Certification Systems, an accredited certification body of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
COLUMBUS—The Watkins Printing Co. has purchased a new Best Osako 368AS saddlestitcher from Best Graphics.
Minster—Globus Printing & Packaging recently installed a six-color Speedmaster CD 74 with coater and access control. The new press has helped Globus to increase capacity, allowing the shop to prepare 17 jobs in an eight-hour shift. The family owned firm specializes in book printing.
PORTLAND—Cenveo Graphic Arts Center has installed its first Komori press, a six-color Lithrone S40.
Hazelton—Globe Print Shop has added a two-color Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46 and a 78X Polar cutter. The company, which has been in business for more than 68 years, is using the new equipment to produce general commercial work including letterhead, stationery and brochures.
Greenville—Eastern Business Forms reports it has reduced its makeready since the installation of a new Heidelberg Prosetter 52 CTP device and Pro 68 plate processor. Eastern Business Forms has been manufacturing business forms and related products since 1964. The shop houses 60 employees.
DALLAS—Blanks Printing and Imaging has gone on a spending spree, purchasing a KBA Karat 74 offset digital press; a Zechini laminating system; a HHS fugitive glue system; a Horizon collating system; and a 36˝ Polar cutter.
Richmond—Insty-Prints recently installed a new two-color Heidelberg Speedmaster 52 sheetfed press, replacing a two-color Quickmaster 46.
MADISON—Color Ink has opened a satellite location here, and has hired Steve Hughes to operate it.
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