ACROSS the Nation
Wide-Format UV Inkjet Printer Meets Quality Requirements for Fashion Work
TORRINGTON, CT—In an effort to boost efficiencies, increase output quality, speed up job turnaround and lower costs for its customers, McCoy Printing has purchased a wide-format Inca Onset S40 UV inkjet printer from Fujifilm.
"The S40's high quality gave us the edge we were looking for," says Andy Riberdy, president of McCoy Ltd. "A good portion of our clients do fashion work where flesh tones are critical, along with color and gloss. We're producing near-offset quality on the S40, and our customers have been very impressed."
HP T200 Color Inkjet Press Is Feted at Veritas Open House
BUFFALO GROVE, IL—Veritas Document Solutions, a Consolidated Graphics (CGX) company, held an open house recently to showcase its new HP T200 color inkjet web press, the second HP inkjet web press within the CGX platform. The 201⁄2˝-wide T200 will allow Veritas to develop more opportunities in high- and mid-volume digital printing, including on-demand publications, Web-to-print marketing collateral and other commercial printing applications; streamline bill and statement offerings; and enhance direct marketing programs with variable data color imaging.
HIRAM—Having outgrown its Atlanta production facility, Nationwide Envelope, a division of Old Forge, PA-based Northeast Envelope, has relocated its operations to a 72,000-square-foot industrial building based here.
BELLWOOD—Richards Graphic Communications, a woman-owned and family operated commercial printer, recently received the 2011 Illinois Family Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Loyola University.
CARPENTERSVILLE—Carlith LLC has chosen a suite of EFI solutions, including EFI Digital StoreFront Web-to-print, EFI Pace MIS, Pace scheduling, EFI Auto-Count direct machine interface and the SmartLinc Process Shipper freight management solution. Carlith, which was purchased by private equity firm SR Capital Partners last June, has also installed its first MGI digital press, driven by EFI Fiery technology.
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.
CINCINNATI—An HP Indigo 7500 digital press has been installed at Arnold Printing, the first commercial printer in the Cincinnati area to install this model. Arnold is also one of the first printers nationwide to purchase the new HP SmartStream Production Pro IN 100T print server.
MIAMISBURG—Hooven-Dayton Corp. has consolidated its two existing facilities in Vandalia and Huber Heights, OH, into 103,000 square feet of leased space here.
TOLEDO—Two new Websites have been launched by Metzgers Inc. Print Big Checks (www.PrintBigChecks.com) is a micro-site designed to sell large-format (up to 35x77˝) presentation checks. The Printing Shack (www.PrintingShack.com) provides common business and home items such as business cards, envelopes, greeting cards, letterhead, postcards and promotional flyers/sell sheets.
PORTLAND—Wright Enterprises has added a seven-color HP Indigo 7500 digital press to its lineup. The company also reports that Wright Imaging has achieved SSAE 16 Type II certification for the processing and printing of highly secure data.
COLUMBIA—As part of a strategic alliance, The R.L. Bryan Co. has partnered with Professional Printers to handle its commercial printing sales. Professional Printers has acquired R.L. Bryan's six-color Heidelberg heatset web press; a six-color, 40˝ Heidelberg Speedmaster LXCD 102 sheetfed press; and several other machines for finishing. Operations will remain active at the Graystone Boulevard location, and Professional Printers has brought on board approximately a dozen of R.L. Bryan's production personnel.
SEATTLE—A six-color Komori Lithrone SX40 (LSX-640) press with the new H-UV curing system has been chosen by Consolidated Press. The new sheetfed UV press expands the printer's capabilities for special effects and coating techniques, as well as the ability to deliver a bindery-ready sheet.
HARTLAND—A new, full-service marketing and communications division, called CCI Communications Group, has been formed at CCI/CoakleyTech. The new division is headed by Tim Kubina, who created and operated Avicom Communications Group. Current Avicom associates have been hired to form the foundation of the new group.
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