Across the Nation
Penmor Lithographers Adds Eight-Color Perfector
LEWISTON, ME—Penmor Lithographers recently installed an eight-color Lithrone G40 perfector with H-UV system (GL840P), its third Komori press. Penmor reports that the GL840P is already delivering a 25 percent faster time to market, enhanced color accuracy, as well as significant energy and labor savings.
"We did our research before we purchased the GL840P and were fascinated by what this press could do when coupled with Komori's H-UV system. Adding H-UV certainly contributes to the print quality and efficiency of the new press, but what is most exciting is that it produces amazingly crisp colors that are getting accolades from our clients," says Paul Fillion, president of Penmor.
Swift Printing Strives to Stay Ahead of the Curve
GRAND RAPIDS, MI—Founded in 1950 by Walt Gutowski Sr., Swift Printing has always tried to stay ahead of the curve. Its current owner, Walt Gutowski Jr., began searching for a press to complement its line of offset and digital machines, finally settling on a Meteor DP8700 S from MGI dealer Mid-State Litho.
"The MGI Meteor S is the only machine we can trust to do letterhead and envelopes that are 100 percent laser safe all the time," says Gutowski. "Not only can we do our day-to-day business more efficiently, we have also seen a huge increase in our business for short-run, four-color jobs because we now have the ability to run them on-the-fly," he continues.
Huntington Beach—Mailing Pros acquired an MCS Eagle FlexPrint inkjet printer, which can address mail at more than 30,000 pieces/hr. at 600 dpi.
East Windsor—The 60th facility to earn sustainability certification from the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) is Specialty Printing.
Jacksonville—Having passed an on-site audit from USF SafetyFlorida, The Drummond Press is now ready to become certified for OSHA's Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). Once certified, it will exempt the company from OSHA inspections for up to two years.
Orlando—Expanding its wide-format digital printing portfolio, SunDance Marketing Solutions purchased an HP Latex 3000 printer with double-sided printing capabilities at GRAPH EXPO 14.
Niles—A Screen Truepress Jet520ZZ continuous-feed color inkjet press has been installed at Johnson & Quin for direct mail production.
Fort Wayne—DataPrint Initiatives purchased an EFI H1625 LED wide-format printer to fulfill a new contract for industrial production of regulatory signage and to eliminate outsourcing. The printer was installed at the shop's new, 8,000-square-foot facility.
Middletown—Victory-360, a Baltimore-based direct marketing agency, has acquired certain assets of Valley Printworks, a nonprofit fundraising management company that has been a production affiliate of Victory-360 for many years.
Norwood—Instant Sign Center has purchased a two-meter EFI VUTEk QS2 Pro UV hybrid roll/flatbed inkjet printer. In addition, it transitioned its production operations to an EFI Fiery proServer production workflow.
Flint—Lenexa, KS-based fundraising cookbook publisher Cookbook Publishers has been acquired by PrintComm.
Moorestown—In order to increase its capacity to commingle more than 600 million pieces of standard and nonprofit mail annually, Com-Pak Services expanded its facility here by 50,000 square feet.
Westampton—Full-service presorting and commingling company Firebird Presort has rebranded and launched a new Website, in addition to installing its third NPI sorter.
Cleveland—Tap Packaging Solutions has acquired a 29x20˝ HP Indigo 30000 for folding carton production at its newly constructed Tech Center. The press has an in-line primer and a TRESU coater. A time lapse video of the installation can be viewed on Tap Packaging's Website.
Dayton—Standard Register has been selected as the exclusive, multi-year provider of promotional marketing products for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.
Toledo—The University of Toledo has established the Joe Metzger Award for Innovation in honor of Joe Metzger, former president and co-owner of Metzgers, who lost his battle with cancer in May 2014. He was also a 2010 inductee into the Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame.
Memphis—An HP Indigo 7800 digital press was installed at Dexter Solutions. It joins an existing HP Indigo 7500 and two HP Latex 360 printers.
Salt Lake City—Target Labels and Packaging has installed a 30˝-format HP Indigo 20000 digital press.
Eau Claire—Johnson Litho Graphics has purchased a six-color, 28x40˝ Mitsubishi 3000S sheetfed press with tower coater and delivery extension. The 3000S is also equipped with preset systems, remote-controlled adjustments and closed-loop color control, and an automated plate changing system. It joins a press lineup that includes a heatset web and a variety of sheetfed presses.