ACROSS the nation
PHOENIX—Harte Bindery & Mailing recently added a TD 66 Stahlfolder with continuous feed and a Stahl digital folder. The new postpress systems are being used to finish brochures and other general commercial materials. Since the installation, capacity at Harte Bindery has doubled.
IRVINE—Mini-Mailers has changed its name to MMi. It has also launched its Digital Color Direct Mail department. Using Web-to-print technology, MMi will offer integrated services from design to mailing in one process. MMi began as a one-man operation in 1986. It now employs 150 at two locations.
LOS ANGELES—Cenveo Anderson Lithograph has purchased a six-unit Mitsubishi Diamond 16 MAX commercial web offset press. The single-web press configuration with a shaftless drive system also includes a pinless combination folder and pinless former folder.
GUILFORD—Seamus Lonergan, president of prepress house Allied Color, reports the company has changed its name to Allied Premedia Solutions.
Miami—The largest minority-owned full-service printing operation in the U.S. is continuing its expansion. Colonial Press International (CPI), a web and sheetfed commercial facility, has installed a new Muller Martini BravoPlus saddlestitching system.
SUNRISE—Del Val Publishing has acquired a Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 74-DI press, a B-20 Stahlfolder and a Polar 92X cutter.
CHICAGO—Artpol Printing has installed a two-color Heidelberg GTO press and a Quicksetter 400 with plate processor. The new equipment is producing books, newsletters and catalogs.
EAST DUNDEE—Gatherite Bindery and Hi-Kaliber Printing, both located here, have merged to form Reed-Parker Inc. Terry Reed, owner and founder of Gatherite Bindery, will serve as the new company's president and Gary Parker will be general manager.
Valmeyer—MAR Graphics has purchased a Nipson VaryPress 400 digital production press that's integrated in-line with a Hunkeler Variweb finishing line. This acquisition will help the full-service direct mail, forms and labels company handle increased printing volumes, as well as streamline operations.
ROCKVILLE—The Rockville Chamber of Commerce presented its 2004 Business of the Year award to direct mail services provider EU Services. The printer also received the Business Philanthropy Award from the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.
HOLLISTON—Direct marketing and fulfillment solutions provider W.A. Wilde Co. has launched Wilde Direct, a full-service creative agency that will deliver strategic communications in all direct response media. The agency will be run as an independent unit, and will also provide support for W.A. Wilde's existing client base. Wilde has tapped Tammy Casserly to act as president for the newly formed agency.
DETROIT—Arbor Press is now using the EFI LogicP2 SQL MIS system to improve efficiency throughout its operations.
ROYAL OAK—A two-color Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46 and a four-color Speedmaster SM 74 perfector are now in operation at Creative Impressions.
MINNEAPOLIS—Diversified Graphics, a commercial printing operation with a half-century of experience, has added a Mitsubishi Diamond 3000S press to its sheetfed fleet. The new press is a six-color, 40˝ machine.
MINNEAPOLIS—A new six-color Mitsubishi Diamond 3000S sheetfed press has found a home at UpFront Productions. The 40˝ press with aqueous coater features automated plate changers, blanket washers, remote controlled frontlay register and an auto-preset inking system.
CARLSTADT—Unimac Graphics has signed an agreement to purchase two new KBA presses: an eight-color, 56˝ Rapida 142 sheetfed perfector plus coater and an eight color, 41˝ Rapida 105 perfector with tower coater.
Clifton—Sandy Alexander, a high-end commercial printer located here, announced that it has acquired 50 percent of TBC, a digital printing company based in Teterboro, NJ, that operates a Xerox iGen3 digital press.
BOONE—Ollis Enterprises recently replaced a Ryobi press with a two-color Printmaster QM 46 from Heidelberg. Ollis Enterprises is a quick printer with 15 full-time employees.
MECHANICSBURG—Two Muller Martini Tempo 22 saddle binders and a high-speed tabbing system have been added to the equipment lineup at Fry Communications.
WARMINSTER—Afterprint Services has upgraded its saddlestitching capabilities by installing a Standard Horizon SpeedVac-100 collating, stitching, folding and trimming system.
RICHMOND—Carter Printing plans to expand its production capacity by purchasing a large-format Mitsubishi Diamond 6000LS sheetfed press. The six-color, 56˝ machine, the printer's second Mitsubishi press, will join a six-color, 40˝ 3F-13 model installed in 2001.