ACROSS the nation
DAVISBURG—Michigan Web Press, a newspaper printer, has purchased a new Goss Magnum 4 web press. The single-width, shaftless machine is configured with six four-high towers and a Universal 1:3:3 jaw folder.
HIGHLAND PARK—Budco recently added Kirk-Rudy, WaveJet and NetJet ink-jet systems, as well as a Kirk-Rudy tipping unit, to complement its three Xerox iGen3 digital presses.
SALINE—Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) chain-of-custody certification has been recieved by book printer McNaughton & Gunn.
VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP—In keeping with its commitment to environmentally conscious business practices, Grand River Printing & Imaging has also achieved FSC certification.
ST. LOUIS—Stolze Printing, an $11 million commercial printer, has installed a six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 equipped with coater, extended delivery and Image Control in its new 50,000-square-foot facility here. The new press started improving productivity more than 80 percent upon its installation.
WASHINGTON—A complete Kodak thermal CTP system—including a Trendsetter News 100 platesetter, Staccato screening, Prinergy EVO workflow system and PREPS imposition software—was installed by Missourian Publishing, which prints several publications, including the Washington Missourian, Union Missourian and St. Clair Missiouran newspapers.
CARLSTADT—A new Xeikon 6000 digital color press has been acquired by Strategic Content Imaging (SCI) to leverage its content management and production capabilities. The machine also features in-line finishing for automated book block production, which will serve as a value-add for SCI’s educational publishing market.
CLIFTON—The acquistion of digital printing company TBC has been completed by Sandy Alexander. The business is being renamed eSandy Alexander, and it will continue to operate under the direction of Bob Logan, president of TBC, in its Fairfield, NJ, location.
WEST CALDWELL—Conceptional Product Development (CPD), an on-demand publishing/fulfillment service provider, has purchased its second RISO HC 5500 digital color printer for high-speed, duplex printing. Installed two months ago, the machine has already run 1 million impressions, at speeds of up to 110 ppm, and is printing in color at the same price as black-and-white.