Across the Nation
Anderson/LA Installs Two Super-Wide UV Printers
LOS ANGELES—Anderson/LA, a Consolidated Graphics company, has installed two additional EFI VUTEk GS5000r five-meter UV roll-to-roll printers. The new printers join another VUTEk GS5000r, as well as VUTEk GS3200, QS3200 and 3360 model printers already installed at its facility.
Anderson/LA provides national restaurants, retailers and Hollywood movie studios with offset printing, digital printing and fulfillment services. The company is one of the first in North America to operate three VUTEk GS5000r printers.
New Press, CTP, Workflow Upgrades Reduce Makeready
FORT WAYNE, IN—Overtime once averaged 20hours per operator per week at Excell Color Graphics. But overtime schedules are quickly fading from memory, thanks to a few new purchases. The company recently installed a six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105, along with the Prinect Prepress Manager workflow, a Suprasetter CTP device and Prinect Business Manager MIS.
For the self-described "makeready shop," whose sweet spot is short-to-medium run jobs, makereadies are down from 90 minutes to 15 minutes, and Excell is achieving saleable color in 200 sheets or less.
SCOTTSDALE—Founded as a catalog production company, Artisan Colour celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. In the past five years the firm has expanded into 360-degree photography, which allows online consumers to zoom and manipulate the product image.
ENGLEWOOD—ProDPI has installed a Xerox iGen4 Press from Fujifilm. The photo lab specifically sought a solution that could deliver gutter-less, 12x24˝ photographic album books.
FORT COLLINS—ColorPro Printing has purchased several pieces of new equipment within the past six months. They include a Xerox iGen4 110 digital press, a 35˝ Challenge paper cutter, a Trueline shrink wrapper, a Neopost TA-25 tabber, a Duplo System 3500 bookletmaker and trimmer, an OKI C9650 envelope printer, a Mitsubishi SDP-Eco 1630 III R and a Buam three-hole paper drill.
ATLANTA—More than 140 marketers attended Standard Press' open house/paper show, which included reps from Appleton Coated, Finch Paper, French, MeadWestvaco, Mohawk, Neenah Paper, NewPage, Sappi Fine Paper and xpedx.
CHICAGO—A multi-year contract extension has been awarded to RR Donnelley by Northern Tool + Equipment, The Sportsman's Guide and The Golf Warehouse. RR Donnelley will provide a range of catalog and direct response production services, retail inserts, co-binding, co-mailing, logistics services and more.
FRANKLIN PARK—In appreciation for outdoor signage and merchandising for Redbox video rental kiosks, Tukaiz was awarded the Coinstar Continuous Improvement Award.
PLAINFEILD—Working with Argonne National Laboratory, Signs By Tomorrow of Plainfield produced and installed a 65 foot-long, full-color graphics wrap for Mira, one of the largest and fastest supercomputers in the world.
SCHAUMBURG—M13 Graphics has acquired a six-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000LX sheetfed press.
WESTWOOD—The Princeton Review has entered into a partnership with Universal Wilde to warehouse all of the company's test preparation materials.
ANN ARBOR—The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) presented Edwards Brothers Malloy with its 2013 Business Leadership Award for having outstanding paper recycling programs.
CHANHASSEN—The Envelope Manufacturers Association has honored IWCO Direct with its Industry Safety Leader Award. The company also received the Governor's Safety Award from the Minnesota Safety Council.
LAS VEGAS—A new digital media division has been launched by Las Vegas Color Graphics. Verified Cross Media enables one-to-one campaigns on a host of platforms and digital marketing channels.
FAIRFIELD—FLM Graphics has expanded its digital printing center with a new Xerox iGen4 digital printing system and enhancements to its workflow layout.
LYNDHURST—To broaden its logistics services, RR Donnelley has opened a new international facility here.
NORTH BERGEN—For its booth at the GlobalShop Expo in Chicago, Edison Litho erected a custom-built art gallery, which showcased signage, displays and other materials printed on a wide range of substrates, including static cling, canvas, polypropylene, vinyl and UV-coated.
GREENSBORO—Taking home six top awards from the annual PICA Awards banquet, Graphic Visual Solutions was the big winner with its large booklet entry, Dream by Cougar.
COLUMBUS—Columbus CEO magazine named Hopkins Printing as one of best places to work in central Ohio. Hopkins placed in the top 25 small organizations with less than 125 employees.
MCMINNVILLE—The News-Register, published by Oregon Lithoprint, has become the first newspaper and printer in the United States to use Agfa Graphics' :Arkitex Eversify, an automated Software-as-a-Service solution for collecting and distributing mobile content. The company is using the software to launch a weekly tablet edition.
PHILADELPHIA—At the Graphic Arts Association's Neographics Awards banquet held here, Brilliant Graphics was honored with the 2013 Power of Print Award; Douglas Yeager, COO of Alcom Printing, was named Person of the Year; and Duane Ober, bindery supervisor at Intelligencer Printing, was Craftsperson of the Year. Also, Marge Baumhauer, president of the 125-year-old association, announced her intentions to retire.
State College—Advanced Color Graphics has replaced its existing workflow system with Fujifilm's XMF workflow and Fujifilm XMF Remote.
DALLAS—Etheridge Printing received Best of Show honors at the Printing & Imaging Association of MidAmerica's Graphic Excellence Awards gala for a holiday brochure it produced for Fossil.
MESQUITE—IntegraColor has made its seventh and eighth Mitsubishi press installations by purchasing a 41˝ Diamond V3000LX and a 41˝ Diamond V3000LS.
WAYNESBORO—McClung Cos. is now a G7 Master Qualified printer, an accreditation managed by IDEAlliance.
SEATTLE—Robert Horsley Printing has installed a Linoprint C751 digital press from Heidelberg. It operates alongside an existing Speedmaster SM 52 and a Printmaster GTO.
MENOMONEE FALLS—Arandell Corp. is partnering with the Synapse Group, a digital agency, to empower catalogers to deliver personalized digital catalogs and shopping solutions across tablet, mobile, social and Web channels.
RANDOM LAKE—In May, Times Printing marked its 95th anniversary. Beginning four generations ago, Times Printing is said to be one of the oldest family-owned companies in the state of Wisconsin. pP