ACROSS the nation
SAN LUIS OBISPO—PRP Cos. (formerly known as Poor Richard's Press) has installed a Heidelberg Suprasetter A52 computer-to-plate device. It is being used to image Saphira Chemfree plates.
PUEBO—The Pueblo Chieftain has upgraded its 1996 manroland Uniset web press with modern controls and the latest PECOM control console technology from manroland. The upgrade will help the paper maintain its position as a newspaper publishing and commercial printing operation.
WEST HAVEN—GHP Media has ordered a new 10-color Akiyama Jprint perfecting press from Goss International. It will be installed by Goss later this year.
ATLANTA—Canterbury Press has purchased an HP Indigo 5500 digital press. Its white ink printing option will also allow the printer to pursue a broader range of high-end designs, including four-color printing on colored, metallized and transparent media.
DALTON—A new Fujifilm Inca Onset S40 inkjet printer is now operating in Brown Industries' wide-format, point-of-purchase department. The purchase complements Brown's three offset presses, three digital presses and nine screen presses.
STONE MOUNTAIN—A fully integrated Heidelberg Prinect Prepress Manager workflow upgrade, anchored by a new thermal Suprasetter 105 CTP device, has drastically reduced turnaround times at Wallace Graphics.
ALSIP—Accord Carton will become the second package printer in the world to install a next-generation (15,000 sph), 56˝, seven-color Roland 900 series press with coater. The installation is scheduled for completion next February.
HARWOOD HEIGHTS—FCL Graphics has completed new five-year senior revolving and term debt facilities. The lower interest cost of the new facility will free up significant cash flow, increasing the capacity for investments to drive growth, both organically and through acquisition.
NILES—Specialty Print Communications (SPC) has been qualified as a G7 Master Printer from the IDEAlliance.
INDIANAPOLIS—Fineline Printing Group has acquired a Kodak NexPress SX3300 digital production color press equipped with the longer (26˝) sheet size option. Fineline is one of the first U.S. printers to install the long-sheet option, which delivers 27 percent more printable area.