ACROSS the nation
SMYRNA—The Printing & Imaging Association of Georgia (PIAG) named Jerry Scher, co-founder and principal of Our Green Value, a division of Peak Focus LLC in Atlanta, as its 2010 Benjamin Franklin Award recipient. The award recognized his contribution to the graphic arts industry in Georgia for more than 30 years.
GRAYSLAKE—GFX International has added an Inca Onset S70 UV digital flatbed press, from Fujifilm North America, to aid in its production of in-store graphics. The press has given clients more options related to variable data and versioning.
HARWOOD HEIGHTS—A new Gammerler RS111 four-knife trimmer and pattern backbone gluer have augmented the format capabilities of FCL Graphics' Goss M-1000BE web press equipped with a Press Tech combination folder with tabloid/double parallel and chopper deliveries preceded by a prefolder.
NAPERVILLE—Website design and development is the newest service offered by the Sir Speedy Printing center here.
NILES—Johnson & Quin, a direct mail printing and production company in business for 134 years, has implemented EFI's Monarch Foundation MIS solution to streamline processes, smooth workflow and centralize job information.
DES MOINES—Rock Communications recently turned to Graphic Innovators for turnkey removal, shipping, installation and startup of a preowned six-unit, single-web M-600 press with folding, sheeting, perfing and in-line gluing capabilities.
HOLLISTON—To serve its pharmaceutical and technology industry customers with expanded color capabilities and faster turnaround, Starburst Printing and Graphics has added a five-color Komori Spica 29 (Spica 529P) perfecting press to its facility here.
MINNEAPOLIS—The John Roberts Co. was recently recognized at the Mailing & Fulfillment Service Association (MFSA) annual conference for being the 10th MFSA Fulfillment Accredited company nationwide.
CLIFTON—To expand into the wide- and grand-format marketing arena, Sandy Alexander has acquired new equipment and added several senior executives. Brian Madigan has been named the general manager of the new division. The firm's printers will use UV inks to produce stadium banners, vehicle wraps, billboards, retail signage, transit graphics, event and trade show graphics, and pole banners.