ACROSS the nation
BELMONT—Moquin Press reports increasing its pressroom capacity by 30 percent with the addition of its second Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 sheetfed press. The trade printer does $14 million in annual sales.
CITY OF INDUSTRY—A new six-color MAN Roland 700 perfector with in-line coater, UV capabilities and extended delivery is now in operation at Marrs Printing and Packaging.
GLENDALE—Macson Printing & Lithography, a family owned commercial printer serving the Los Angeles metropolitan area, installed a four-color Mitsubishi Diamond 3000R convertible sheetfed perfector equipped with an aqueous tower coater.
LOS ANGELES—A West Coast shop is rewriting the book on being environmentally greener while improving its pressroom profitability. Schawk Los Angeles received chain-of-custody certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in recognition of its environmentally sound production practices, as it prepared for the installation of the world’s first eight-color-plus-coater version of the 73˝ MAN Roland 900 XXL press.
DENVER—NELA announced that phase one of one of its largest U.S. newspaper plate automation projects has been successfully completed. The Denver Newspaper Agency received two of five NELA Vision punch/benders in connection with its new press and installation of five CTP systems. The installation includes a plate transportation system and plate handling software to enable automatic delivery of plates into the pressroom.
ELLINGTON—Full-service package printer Rice Packaging is now utilizing a six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 press equipped with Prinect Image Control.
WINDSOR—Integrity Graphics, a full-service commercial printer that produces all types of marketing collateral materials for a broad-based clientele, has installed a six-color, 40˝ Komori Lithrone S40 perfector.
ORLANDO—Heidelberg has delivered its 1,500th Prosetter violet platesetter to Allegra Print and Imaging. Allegra’s addition of the Prosetter P 74 represents the next logical step for the shop, which moved to four-color printing three years ago with the installation of a Heidelberg Printmaster PM 52 and plans to expand into the midsize market.