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Printer Opts for Second Speedmaster Press as Part of Anniversary Celebration
HAYWARD, CA—FolgerGraphics marked its 53rd year in business by adding a six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 press. Dick Folger, president of FolgerGraphics, opted for the press based on the success with his existing five-color Speedmaster CD 74 press acquired in 2003.
The company also recently installed a Heidelberg Suprasetter thermal platesetter and achieved G7 Master Printer qualification with Heidelberg. Harald Weimer, president of Heidelberg USA, and Clarence Penge, vice president of sheetfed product management, visited the facility just before the new press was installed.
In addition, FolgerGraphics has received a Business Recognition Award from the City of Hayward, and was certified as a Green Business as part of the Bay Area's Green Business program.
Third Large-Format Sheetfed Press Will Boost Point-of-Purchase Display Output
GRAFTON, WI—A new six-color, 57˝ KBA Rapida 145 press will be delivered and installed alongside Philipp Lithographing's existing 81˝ KBA Rapida 205 and 64˝ Rapida 162A sheetfed presses this month.
A major factor in the purchasing decision-making process, according to Philipp Litho President and CEO Peter Buening, is the Rapida 145's fast makeready, minimal makeready sheets, fast running speeds (up to 17,000 sph in straight printing) and the KBA QualiTronic color control feature.
Philipp Litho has built a solid customer base in the large-format market providing printed sheets for the point-of-purchase (POP) display industry and top sheets and litho labels for the corrugated industry. Buening says the point-of-purchase market is growing and is relatively unaffected by offshore manufacturing. He finds that many corrugated companies have moved into the POP display market because it lends itself to their food and consumer product clients.
MONTEBELLO—Folding carton manufacturer Royal Paper Box has added a second 41˝ KBA Rapida sheetfed offset press to its facility here.
SHELTON—A new Heidelberg Suprasetter A75 thermal CTP device has been puchased by Keno Graphic Services. The new platesetter is configured with internal punching and a debris removal system, and is being used to image Heidelberg Saphira Chemfree plates for the company's six-color Speedmaster SM 74 press.
JACKSONVILLE—Two new Konica Minolta digital presses, a full-color bizhub PRESS C8000 and a 1200 black-and-white system, will now give Apex Color fully variable digital and direct mail printing capabilities. Apex, a member of the Strategic Print Alliance, has also added an off-line UV coater from Tec Lighting.
MIAMI—Print Farm has chosen a five-color Komori Lithrone SX29 offset press with coater to produce the longer-run work that many of its academic applications require. The company reports the new press has already cut its time to market in half.
WEST PALM BEACH—To bring more of its printing and prepress work in-house, BAMA Printing has invested in a four-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 52 press, a Suprasetter A52 thermal CTP device and a Polar 115 Xplus guillotine cutter.
CHICAGO—The TKS Jetleader 1500 digital inkjet press that ran at drupa in May has been ordered by Newsweb Corp. to produce smaller runs that are now being printed on offset presses. The new press will also allow Newsweb to pursue new business, including books and catalogs, and enter new markets.
OAK BROOK—TouchPoint Print Solutions, a national provider of marketing and communication solutions, has changed its company name to OneTouchPoint. The name transition reflects the company's strategic plan to leverage the collective resources of its member companies, which includes facilities in Hartland, WI; Cincinnati; Austin, TX; and Denver.
INDIANAPOLIS—A new Signs By Tomorrow center has opened here at 9541 Valparaiso Court. It is owned by Rajesh and Vidhya Patnaik.
INDIANAPOLIS—A new Fujifilm Acuity Advance HS X2 wide-format printer and Xerox Color 800 digital press acquired from Fujifilm have helped Repro Graphix expand, including a new contract to print materials for the National Football League (NFL). The NFL also awarded Repro Graphix the Super Bowl XLVI Business Leadership Impact Award for its commitment to community, the event itself and to other businesses.
KANSAS CITY—Working 150 feet underneath the earth's surface in a 40,000-square-foot space in SubTropolis (one of the world's largest underground business complexes) is saving Mail Print an estimated $40,000 per year just on its electric bill alone.
KENNEBUNK—Since implementing Enfocus Switch automation technology, William Arthur Fine Stationery, a subsidiary of Hallmark Inc., is now able to automatically generate PDFs for multiple output devices, reducing the time it takes to process orders by 40 percent.
MINNEAPOLIS—Dolan Printing recently acquired an HP Indigo 5600 digital offset press to help complement its existing offset printing capabilities.
RENO—Heidelberg came to the rescue for Cube Services when its existing CTP device broke down in the midst of the company's move into larger quarters. A new Suprasetter A52 platesetter was shipped and installed within a week after the order was initially placed.
VOORHEES—AFL Web Printing has purchased high-speed inserting equipment from K&M Manufacturing for its facility here and in Secaucus, NJ. It fulfills clients' needs for sophisticated, zoned advertising inserts, processed at press speeds.
DEER PARK—Rosemont Press, a full-service printer, is now FSC certified.
HAUPPAUGE—A new MCS Eagle inkjet system with a 4.25˝ print head has been installed at Maggio Data Forms in order to produce consecutive barcodes on business forms.
WESTBURY—Sir Speedy of Westbury, Hauppauge & Melville has acquired the book of business of a Syosset, NY-based Sir Speedy franchise. This is its fourth acquisition in six years.
ADA—Ohio Northern University added a MGI Meteor multi-substrate digital press to replace an aging offset press and to eliminate the need for a CTP device.
DALLAS—Gigantic Color has added an EFI VUTEk GS5000r roll-to-roll, wide-format printer.
DALLAS—A new Kodak Prosper S10 imprinting system has been purchased by ColorDynamics to deliver hybrid web printing to its clients, such as applying addresses for a national retailer's Western U.S. direct mail program.
HOUSTON—Bayside Printing won the 2012 Best of Show award for the printed piece "Palace of Justice" at the recent PIGC Graphic Excellence Awards gala.
STEVENS POINT—Worzalla has achieved G7 Master Printer qualification through the IDEAlliance.
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