ACROSS the nation
Miniature Folder Is Big Addition to Trade Shop
PROVIDENCE, RI—Ocean State Binders recently installed a two-station Vijuk-G&K V-14 SAF commercial/miniature folder. The trade shop performs every kind of finishing, including cutting, folding, stitching, collating, Wire-O binding, plastic spiral binding, perfect binding, GBC binding, kitting, miniature folding and more.
"The addition of the folder has allowed us to produce many jobs in a fraction of the time it used to take; we are now able to get down to 5⁄8˝ without a problem," reports President Bruce Boyarsky. "The ease of setup, the consistency of the production run and the folder's reliability make the Vijuk a great asset for our company."
The day after installation, the trade finisher ran its first job of 150,000 pieces, three-up, in three hours.
New Installs Assist Printer In Stepping Up to 40˝ Format
RALEIGH, NC—Triangle Communications Group has upgraded its pressroom and made MIS and prepress software improvements to promote faster, more efficient production. The shop recently acquired a six-color, 41˝ Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 hybrid UV press with extended delivery, DryStar dryer, FoilStar cold foil module and Image Control color measuring system, which joined an existing five-color Speedmaster CD 74 perfector.
"In preparation for our step up to the 40˝ format, we decided to upgrade our prepress workflow by installing a Suprasetter 102 with Prinect Prepress Manager, Meta Dimension RIP and Signa Station imposition station," reports Jeff Majewski, president. Other improvements included implementing Heidelberg's Prinect Prinance MIS system and Prinect Pressroom Manager workflow. Majewski claims the revamped prepress workflow has cut the shop's proof output time to fewer than 24 hours.
WEST LOS ANGELES—Delta Graphics, a commercial printing shop that caters to advertising agencies and graphic design studios, has added a two-color Heidelberg Printmaster 52 GTO sheetfed perfecting press to help keep more of its small-format work in-house.
BRADENTON—Pad Printing Technology (PPT) has earned ISO 9001:2008 registration for its quality management practices.
WHEELING—Segerdahl Group's new seven-unit, 75˝ Goss Sunday 4000 web press and Technique's data collection system are providing seamless connectivity and reporting. The management information suite is providing real-time feedback to the company's management about all aspects of the press, including speed, operation codes, job costing, web breaks, mill joins, paper yield and performance.
PRINCE FREDERICK—A business delegation comprising more than 20 Chinese direct mail industry representatives recently visited DirecMail.com's facility here as part of a business exchange program focusing on the U.S. direct mail industry.
BOSTON—ABnote North America is relocating secure plastic card production, which includes government identification and financial payment cards, from Mt. Pleasant, TN, to its existing commercial card facility here.
DANVERS—Shawmut Printing, a full-service commercial printer, recently installed its fourth Komori press, a five-color Lithrone S40 (LS540) with advanced interface software, to address the company's increased demand for high-quality, more sophisticated applications.
LOWELL—DS Graphics recently added an HP Indigo 7000 digital press and HP SmartStream Production Pro print server.
LAS VEGAS—Creel Printing is installing QTMS iQ Web and iQ Paper systems on its two Goss Sunday presses. QTMS will be integrated into Creel's existing MIS through the QTMS application programming interface. QTMS will help the printer better manage its paper costs and reduce overruns, both planned and unplanned.
PENNSAUKEN—As part of Xerox's "Let's Say Thanks" program, CRW Graphics printed 50,000 postcards on Xerox iGen3 digital production presses at its facility here. The program is a free and easy way for the public to send messages to U.S. military personnel stationed overseas.
INDIANA—The Indiana Gazette has ordered two angle bar/slitter/realigner assemblies from Manugraph DGM for its existing Goss Urbanite press. The assemblies allow the newspaper to produce three-wide webs for six pages of broadsheet per web, at web widths up to 36˝ wide.
EAST PROVIDENCE—The PrintSource Group, located in a 25,000-square-foot facility here, has installed a six-color Komori Lithrone 28 (LS628) press with an in-line aqueous coater.
YORK—Seeking to increase its capabilities, Ambassador Packaging, a folding carton printer located here, recently purchased a six-color, 41˝ KBA Rapida 106 with coater.
SIOUX FALLS—Bell Inc., an independently owned folding carton company, and the world's largest supplier of paperboard envelopes, has purchased a Heidelberg Suprasetter 162 VLF CTP system to support its new VLF press. Both the press and the platesetting device are scheduled to be installed in April 2010.
MEMPHIS—Seeking to improve productivity and streamline communication among multiple sites, A S Hospitality has purchased an EFI Pace print management solution. The printing and graphics communications provider serves more than 20,000 hotel properties and cruise lines.
DALLAS—Direct Mail Partners expects to consolidate printer footprint and reduce its overall monthly operational expenses by more than $10,000 by upgrading to Océ VarioPrint 6320 Ultra cutsheet printers.
ALEXANDRIA—DigiLink, a full-service prepress, print, finishing and mailing company, has installed a six-color Komori LS640 press to accommodate longer run, higher page count projects. The shop also added a Screen 8600S platesetter along with EFI's Digital StoreFront. PI
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