ACROSS the nation
Winona—W&C Printing has added a second Duplo collating/bookletmaking system. The Duplo System 5000 consists of two DC-10/60 collators, a DBM-500/T bookletmaker and a trimmer.
CARLSTADT—Pictorial Offset has entered into negotiations to acquire Integrated Imaging Center's (IIC) human and capital resources. A high-end color retoucher, ICC closed its doors in July.
TRENTON—The senior management of Direct Group, together with funds advised by private equity firm Schroder Ventures, has acquired Coupon Service Corp. of Jersey City, NJ. Both companies serve the direct mail industry. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
NEW YORK CITY—An eight-color, 41˝ KBA Rapida 105 sheetfed perfector with coater is now in operation at 1-800-Postcards. The firm, which is spending $8 million to upgrade its equipment, installed the KBA press with perfector in May, with an order to install a KBA 74 Karat digital offset press later this year.
CLEVELAND—Great Lakes Integrated (formerly Great Lakes Lithograph) boasts that it is the first and only printer in the state certified in MetalFX technology, which expands the traditional metallic color printing palette.
COLUMBUS—A Brausse automatic diecutter is now handling diecutting, scoring and perforating at Hopkins Printing.
DAYTON—Longtime employee Dennis (Denny) Livesay has purchased the assets of Progressive Printers, bringing local ownership back to the company originally established in 1946.
Philadelphia—Graphics Arts Inc. has purchased a Drupa-edition Heidelberg Speedmaster CD-102 sheetfed press. The company has been in business for 80 years and is an all-Heidelberg shop.
SHARON—A K2 UV coater and 60˝ SEAL Image 6500 laminator have been installed at Victor Printing.
CRANSTON—Colonial Printing has purchased a six-color Lithrone 40 with in-line coater. This is the first 40˝ press for Colonial, which also runs a six-color and a four-color Komori Lithrone 28.
COLUMBIA—Commercial printer Colonial Printing is now operating a two-color Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46 and a Prosetter 74.