ACROSS the Nation
TIMONIUM—PCA, a Consolidated Graphics company specializing in large-scale projects produced on small- to medium-format presses, has achieved G7 Master Printer status through the IDEAlliance.
WOBURN—A 10-color Ryobi 750 UV perfector—now said to be the largest Ryobi press in the United States—has been installed at Hannaford & Dumas.
MINNEAPOLIS—Imagine! Print Solutions has added mailing services to its product and service offerings.
OWATONNA—A 62˝-wide Agfa :Anapurna M4f inkjet printer has been acquired by J-C Press to produce point-of-purchase displays, posters, exhibition panels, stage graphics and ad panels.
ROCHESTER—The Mayo Clinic's Print Publication in-plant facility here has purchased a four-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 52 perfector, as well as Prinect Pressroom Manager and Prinect Integration Manager to maximize its Agfa Apogee workflow.
ST. PAUL—Lana Siewert-Olson and Joan Siewert-Cardona, owners of Ideal Printing, recently received the 34th annual National Association of Women Business Owners of the Year Award. Jackie Wurm, owner of IntegriPrint, Buffalo, MN, was chosen as the recipient of the Established Woman Award.
KEARNEY—New Super Sticker and Super Smasher with transfer station equipment from On Demand Machinery (ODM) has been acquired by Morris Publishing. Cased-in hardcover books now come off the Super Sticker conveyor belt and are automatically transferred into the Super Smasher for building-in.
LINCOLN—A to Z Printing is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
OMAHA—Specialty Finishing, a folding carton manufacturer, recently purchased two large-format KBA Rapida sheetfed presses with coaters: a six-color and a seven-color model. They replace an existing 56˝ sheetfed press.
SYRACUSE—IMS Inc. (Immediate Mailing Service) has signed a strategic alliance agreement with Pitney Bowes to provide IMS clients with Volly digital mail communication services.
ASHLAND—Bookmasters is now offering publishers a short-run, print-on-demand option with its addition of an Océ JetStream 1000 digital inkjet printer, supported by an in-line Muller Martini Sigma finishing system.