ACROSS the nation
CITY OF INDUSTRY—Kion Printing has invested in a six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 press with coater. Founded in 1982, Kion Printing is a privately held company housing 52 employees.
FOOTHILL RANCH—Westamerica Graphics recently installed a six-color Komori Lithrone S40. This is the sixth Komori press for the 29-year-old firm. The company is facing increased client demands for short-turnaround, four-, five- and six-color print applications.
REDWOOD CITY—Pacific Printing and Fulfillment Inc. (PPFI) recently purchased its third Kodak NexPress 2100 digital production color press and its first Kodak NexPress fifth imaging unit to increase its services to include in-line coating and an expanded color gamut range.
EAST WINDSOR—Keystone Paper & Box installed its first KBA press to meet the increase in volume it has been experiencing. The new six-color, 41˝ Rapida 105 press was delivered in August and will be fully operational this month.
NEWTON—Total Printing Systems has acquired a new five-color Kodak NexPress 2100 plus printing system. This system will be used to expand its short-run book and variable publishing capabilities.
ALEXANDRIA—The Town Talk, a Gannett-owned daily newspaper, has purchased two of Agfa’s violet :Advantage platesetters, one for the news-paper and the other for its McCormick Graphics commercial operation at a separate facility.
BALTIMORE—Family owned and operated Cogar Printing has picked up multiple presses and prepress equipment from Heidelberg, including a Suprasetter 74 CTP device; a five-color Printmaster PM 52 press; and a pair of two-color Printmaster QM 46 presses. The company transitioned from film processing and polyester platesetting to thermal platesetting to update its prepress department.
PITTSFIELD—Quality Printing has installed an eight-color Komori Lithrone S40 perfector with coater. It is the company’s fourth Komori press.
WESTFORD—Book manufacturer Courier Corp. has installed an EPG KeyColor C remote ink control system at its plant here. Courier also invested in EPG’s KeyColor AutoSet presetting software. The KeyColor C installation was part of a press overhaul arranged by 3P Inc., which helped transform a 28-year-old Cottrell web press into a Harris M-1000-A.
WOBURN—UniGraphic Inc., a full-service general commercial and large-format printer, has added two KBA presses: a seven-color, 41˝ Rapida 105 sheetfed offset press and a 74 Karat digital offset waterless press. Both presses were installed simultaneously in July.
DEXTER—Diecutting Services upgraded its Kluge FlexFold automatic folder/gluer with a vertical buckle folder; four 18˝ top belt drives; low friction-bearing bed drives; and a 36˝ marble bar assembly that eases registration.
MINNEAPOLIS—The John Roberts Co. has been named a Charter Certified Printer for MagneCote, an offset printing stock with a magnetic coating applied to the back. Magne-Cote certification was presented to John Roberts by NewPage, the manufacturer of MagneCote.
CLIFTON—NEI Worldwide Graphics is now operating a Vijuk-G&K V-18 6/4 FL2 miniature/commercial folder, distributed by Vijuk Equipment. Operating out of a 34,000-square-foot facility, NEI Worldwide Graphics is a full-service commercial printer offering services from electronic prepress to complete bindery services. Vice President of Manufacturing Doug Arbolino (right) and Charlie Arcodia, night foreman, are shown with the new equipment.
PENNSAUKEN—CRW Graphics reports it has installed a Xerox iGen3 110 digital production press to expand its digital color printing business and meet growing customer demand for personalized, short-run, full-color digital printing. CRW produces jobs for the retail, educational, advertising, manufacturing and healthcare segments.
WARWICK—Six Draabe Turbo-Fog 16 high-pressure humidifier systems, one Draabe PerPur 2122 pure water system and one Draabe HighPur 202 high-pressure pulsed system are now in operation at Colonial Printing’s new 40,000-square-foot facility.
EVANSTON—Everett Graphics, a folding carton manufacturer based in Oakland, CA, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony recently to introduce its new 62,500-squre-foot sister facility here. The event took place during Everett’s open house, which was attended by Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal, members of the Wyoming Business Council and more than 150 business leaders.
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