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Shop's New 29˝ Sheetfed Press Replaces Two Small-Format Models
MERCERSBURG, PA—A new five-color, 29˝ Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 75 with Prinect Inpress Control, an integrated Wallscreen application and the "Peak Performance" package, has been installed at Mercersburg Printing. According to General Manager Doug Shenberger, the new press replaced two smaller-format presses, allowing the company to handle a greater variety of large jobs.
The single-shift operation expects to see a substantial increase in overall throughput, due to the 18,000 sheets/hr. running speed of the XL 75, coupled with Inpress Control's ability to measure and correct color on-the-fly. The new press joins the company's remaining small-format Speedmaster SM 52 with Axis Control.
Grand-Format Inkjet Printer Opens Up New Markets, Including Printed Vehicle Magnets
COLUMBUS, OH—Since adding a Screen Truepress Jet2500UV inkjet printer, Franklin Imaging is now able to produce high-impact printing applications. "We wanted to upgrade our printing capabilities to reduce our turnaround times and improve quality," says Emily Williamson, president.
The 98.4˝-wide system is said to be unique among grand-format inkjet printing systems in its ability to print up to seven image layers without feeding the media through the machine a second time. "Multilayer printing is one of several great features with the Truepress Jet2500UV," she adds, also noting its ability to handle heavy magnet rolls to print vehicle magnets.
SANTA CLARA—A new six-color, 74˝ Roland SOLJET PRO III XJ-740 printer has been acquired by PrintPapa.com to provide its customers with an assortment of large-format printing services.
ORLANDO—Designers' Press has been awarded Green-e certification for renewable energy products (reportedly one of only 10 printers in the nation). Through the purchase of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs), the commercial printer is reducing its carbon footprint and offsetting 100 percent of its electrical energy consumption.
ATLANTA—Standard Press, said to be Atlanta's oldest independent printer, is celebrating its 80th year in business.
ADDISON—A five-color manroland Roland 700 DirectDrive offset press has been installed at Quik Impressions Group.
FRANKLIN PARK—Tukaiz LLC has purchased a Scodix1200 digital press. The marketing services company reported revenue growth of 8.3 percent for 2011, including 40 additional jobs, new large-format printers and a 40,000-square-foot expansion.
LOUISVILLE—Tobe Direct has acquired an MCS Eagle UV-curable inkjet system and a Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C8000 and a bizhub PRO 1200.
ODENTON—Short- and medium-run book printer Gasch Printing has installed a Canon imagePRESS C7010VP color digital press.
LITTLE FALLS—Spectrum Marketing Services has obtained Great Printer certification from the Printing Industry Midwest. The process involves a safety and environmental audit, and the implementation of two "above compliance" projects.
MANKATO—Navitor Inc., an affiliate of Taylor Corp. and a provider of printing services for wholesale trade print resellers and businesses, has become qualified as a G7 Master Printer from the IDEAlliance.
MINNEAPOLIS—Since switching to Vulcan Alto Plus printing blankets from Trelleborg, web press downtime has been significantly reduced at the Gannett Publishing Services commercial printing facility here.
MARYLAND HEIGHTS—NOVA Marketing Services, a subsidiary of The MATLET Group, has received ISO 9001:2008 certification for establishing and applying a rigid Quality Management System (QMS) for the management, order fulfillment, packaging and shipping of customer programs and products.
BELLMAWR—Source Media has renewed its contract with Evergreen Printing, based here. Evergreen is providing both heatset and cold web printing, bindery and mailing services for two dailies: American Banker and The Bond Buyer; and three weeklies: National Mortgage News, Credit Union Journal and Mortgage Servicing News.
BLAUVELT—A new HP Designjet Z6200 photo printer and a flatbed HP Scitex FB500 industrial printer are allowing Ryan Printing to produce a broad range of digitally produced marketing materials and wide-format graphics work in-house. This includes direct mail and marketing collateral, signage and P-O-P displays.
CONOVER—Hickory Printing Solutions, a Consolidated Graphics company, has achieved G7 Master Printer qualification at its locations in Conover and Greensboro through the IDEAlliance.
ASHLAND—Bookmasters Inc. has entered into an agreement with Spanish publisher Nowtilus Publishing to distribute its wide range of historical novels, popular history, personal development and general interest titles in the United States and Canada.
DAYTON—Think Patented has been honored as the 2012 Maxwell Award "Company of the Year" winner by the Southern Region Printing Week Council, part of Printing Industries of Ohio and N. Kentucky.
VAN WERT—Wilkinson Printing, Signs-n-Design has purchased a Ricoh 720s digital system, and has also acquired Brune Printing based in Paulding, OH.
RICHARDSON—The print shop serving the Richardson Independent School District has installed a Heidelberg Suprasetter A52 platesetter with MetaDimension RIP, which it now uses to image Saphira Chemfree plates for its two offset presses.
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