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New Facility, Press Expand Printer’s Capabilities, Sales MOUNT VERNON, WA—Skagit Publishing has moved its news, advertising, circulation, business and administration staffs into the company’s new headquarters building here.
The 59,000-square-foot complex includes a production department that houses a new Manugraph DGM 440 web press with 16 units configured as three color towers and two two-high black towers. Ribbon decks will allow for printing three pages across the cylinders for a total capacity of 42 broadsheet pages in a single press run. The press capacity will be 40,000 newspapers per hour, with an average speed of 30,000 cph.
About 120 employees now work in the new complex, which consolidates several locations, as well as the newspapers each printed, including the daily Skagit Valley Herald, the weekly Anacortes American, Courier-Times and Argus newspapers, as well as several specialty publications.
Skagit Publishing has also reached an agreement with the McClatchy Co. newspaper chain to print the McClatchy-owned Bellingham Herald daily newspaper, slated to begin mid-2009.
OSCEOLA—A new 20x29? KBA 74 Karat DI waterless sheetfed press, equipped with a keyless Gravuflow inking system and coater, has been added at the American Greetings facility here.
IRWINDALE—Printer and direct mailer The Processors has installed a Canon imagePRESS C7000VP digital press to strengthen its portfolio of services to include variable data printing.
PALO ALTO—To produce a wide range of personalized books, posters and custom-made gifts for children, Web-based company Frecklebox, a subsidiary of Progressive Solutions, invested in an HP Indigo 7000 digital press.
SACRAMENTO—Customer+, a Web-to-print and online marketing automation system from Responsive Solutions, has been installed at Dome Printing.
MANCHESTER—Three sheetfed offset presses have been added at Allied Printing Services: a six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 with coater and a pair of six-color Speedmaster XL 75 perfectors with coaters.
SUWANEE—A new four-color Printmaster PM 52 sheetfed offset press, Suprasetter SCL 74 platesetter and Prinect workflow system, all from Heidelberg, constitute the recent technology upgrade at Rich Printing.
DAVENPORT—The Fidlar Cos.’ clients in the Quad-Cities area of Iowa and Illinois are now enjoying offset-quality digital printing from the company’s new six-color HP Indigo press.
BEL AIR—A Kodak Nexpress M700 digital color press is up and running at Full House Press. The printer is also employing Kodak’s MarketMover Gold business development services.
ROCKVILLE—EU Services celebrated its 40th anniversary last October. The company, originally called Envelopes Unlimited, was founded in 1968 by John and Marjorie Mackey, who grew the business from a small envelope printer into the digital printing, mail processing and online communications services company it is today.
BELMONT—After purchasing a Roland 900 XXL early last year, Wynalda Litho recently invested in a new manroland press: a six-color Roland 700 with in-line UV coating and a sheeter, as well as lenticular capabilities, for its DVD packaging work.
JACKSON—Hederman Brothers continued its long-standing relationship with Heidelberg by recently purchasing a six-color Speedmaster CD 102 with coater.
LEBANON—A four-color Komori Spica 29 (429P) perfecting press was recently added at Whitman Communications, which specializes in short-run and Web-to-print products for its core customer base of primarily educational and manufacturing companies.
FARGO—Forum Communications Printing is the proud owner of a new six-color Komori Lithrone S40 press with aqueous coating capabilities, which has reduced paper waste by 40 percent.
LANGHORNE—The installation of a new Canon C7000VP digital press is enabling Printing & Publications to produce in-line booklets and brochures on a variety of substrates.
LEBANON—The IDEAlliance has certified Donald Blyler Offset as a G7 Master Printer, making it one of only a handful of printers to hold the G7 distinction in the state.
PHILADELPHIA—Bartash Printing, a coldset web newspaper and magazine manufacturer, has developed an Internet-based publishing solution called Bartash eDITIONS. The in-house software solution creates customized interfaces that parallel its clients’ printed products, while offering marketable links to advertisers’ Websites, e-mail addresses and/or custom displays.
SALT LAKE CITY—An innovative direct mailer that incorporated personalized images, text and graphic effects helped draw attendance to the 20th anniversary celebration at PrintechPlus. Leveraging its new cross-media software from XMPie, the printer was also able to create personalized invitations, as well as personalized Websites where recipients visited landing pages to RSVP and update their contact info.
LA CROSSE—La Crosse Graphics recently installed a six-color, 40? Mitsubishi Diamond 3000S press with UV capabilities. The pressroom at La Crosse houses all Mitsubishi presses, including three six-color, 40? presses and a two-color, 40? unit (all with coaters), as well as a Diamond 8 commercial half-web press.
SUN PRAIRIE—A new Vits Rotocut S sheeter will soon be operational at Royle Printing.
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