Across the Nation
Miniature Folder Is Large Addition at Trade Finisher
MANHEIM, PA—Phillips Graphic Finishing, a full-service trade binder and print finisher, recently installed a GUK FA36 SAF miniature folder from G&K-Vijuk International. “By purchasing such a sophisticated piece of machinery, we believe we will deliver better value to our clients by way of fast production, superior product quality and prompt turnaround times,” remarked Andy Hoffman, president.
“Our continued investment in the most advanced production equipment, such as the FA36, ensures that we will maintain and strengthen the service levels we deliver to our customers,” he added.
Shop Expands Into Customized, Short-Run Packaging
HUBERTUS, WI—This summer, Graphic Edge Printing & Packaging owners Dale and Dawn Skinkis gently christened a new arrival with a toast of Japanese gold-flecked sake. But no glass was broken because there was business to get done. Within moments, the company’s new five-color, 31˝, six-up RYOBI MHI 755 XLD Packaging Edition press started printing its first live job.
The fully automated press, which prints 16,000 sheets/hr. on onion skin up to 31-pt. board, marks the first RYOBI Packaging Edition installation in North America.
“We can comfortably handle very short runs of 500 boxes all the way up to 600,000 or more,” Dale Skinkis said.
City of Industry—The Label Shoppe acquired the Screen Truepress Jet L350UV narrow web inkjet label press that was shown operating at Labelexpo.
Santa Clara—Industry newcomer Nino Press is relying on a five-color, eight-up RYOBI MHI 925 with aqueous coater as its flagship offset press.
Temecula—Robinson Printing celebrates its 90th anniversary this year. It is now run by the third, fourth and fifth generations of the Robinson family.
East Hartford—Breaking into the digital textile printing industry, Merritt Graphics has acquired a PrinterEvolution Eos126 DS dye-sublimation printer and an Impulsa sewing system.
Atlanta—A fourth Komori press has been installed at Media Graphix: a five-color Lithrone G40 with coater (GL540C).
Atlanta—Increasing its direct mail capabilities, dDirect has acquired one each of the MCS KM 1250 (black-and-white) and KM 8000 (color) digital presses.
Clinton—The 100th Heidelberg VLF Speedmaster has been purchased by RockTenn, a producer of cartons, corrugated boxes and merchandising displays.
Shepherdsville—Distinct Packabilities acquired the Fujifilm Graphium UV inkjet press, integrated with in-line flexo and finishing, shown on the show floor at Labelexpo. Distinct Packabilities is a subsidiary of Publishers Printing.
New Brighton—Modern Press has added an H-UV curing system to its six-color Lithrone S40 press.
Gladstone—FASTSIGNS installed an EFI H1625 LED hybrid roll/flatbed printer.
Las Vegas—Another EFI VUTEk printer has been added to Blue Ocean Worldwide’s fleet, its sixth in less than one year.
Farmingdale—To accommodate higher volumes, Access Direct has installed an Océ ColorStream 3900 digital color printing system from Canon Solutions America.
Liverpool—Canon Océ VarioPrint 6250 MICR+ and VarioPrint 6320 TP+ perfecting systems have been added to the fleet of digital printing technology at IMS Inc.
Lillington—A second Ricoh InfoPrint 5000 MP monochrome inkjet press has been installed at Edwards Brothers
Malloy’s digital book center here.
Raleigh—AlphaGraphics of Downtown Raleigh has purchased the 120-year-old Commercial Printing Co.
York—The YGS Group has acquired Print Management, based in Tukwila, WA, to expand its brand and serve the West Coast.
Salt Lake City—Sun Litho’s second HP Indigo 10000 digital press installation also marks HP’s 100th installation of the Indigo 10000 press worldwide.
Salem—The Salem Printing Co. has joined Agfa Graphics’ environmental recognition program, GreenWorks.
Waynesboro—The fulfillment division of McClung Cos. has expanded and moved to a larger location here.
Kent—A 40˝ Komori Lithrone G40 sheetfed offset press has been installed at Wright Business Graphics.
Franklin—Quad/Graphics purchased the HP Indigo WS6800 digital packaging press that was running on the show floor at Labelexpo. The new press will be installed at Quad’s facility here in late 2014.