ACROSS the nation
West Coast Bindery Folds Faster
LOS ANGELES—Hart Bindery, a trade shop serving color houses, ad agencies, and web and sheetfed printers, recently installed a Vijuk–G&K V-14 commercial/miniature folder. Replacing three existing folders, the V-14 is being used to fold small leaflets to accommodate Hart’s pharmaceutical customers.
Iowa Printer Seeks Perfection
LOGAN, IA—Specializing in school textbooks and workbooks, Perfection Press has upgraded its printing capabilities with the purchase of a four-color Heidelberg Printmaster PM 74 perfector.
PHOENIX—A new four-color Heidelberg Printmaster PM 52 is now in operation at direct mail operation United Printing & Mailing.
Steve Woods Printing Co., also based in Phoenix, reports it is the first Arizona printer to receive Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) chain-of-custody certification.
LOWELL—The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette has invested in a new shaftless Goss Uniliner tower addition for its existing Goss Headliner press, where the Northwest edition of the state-wide paper is printed. The new tower will help the publisher meet the increasing demands for more color pages. Installation will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2007.
ANAHEIM—Lester Lithograph has expanded its capabilities with the installation of a Harris & Bruno coater and a Kodak Approval proofing system. The installations ended a year full of growth for Lester Lithograph, including a merger with Baldwin Park, CA-based Miller Graphics.
IRVINE—Primary Color has received chain-of-custody certification from the Forest Stewardship Council for its Culver City printing operation.
LOS ANGELES—A second eight-color, 16-page MAN Roland Rotoman heatset web press in four years has been purchased by ColorGraphics Inc.
SAN FRANCISCO—Graphic Imagery recently installed a Polar 78 X cutter and a Prosetter 52 violet CTP device from Heidelberg. The small commercial printer houses four- and two-color GTO presses.
TRACY—Wesco Graphics purchased two Kodak Trendsetter News 50 plate- setters and now uses Thermal News digital plates to produce its real estate guides, college schedules and monthly publications.
DENVER—Mido Printing recently added several Kodak solutions, including a Magnus 800 platesetter, Prinergy Connect workflow system, Veris digital proofer and Matchprint 800 ink-jet proofing system.
DENVER—The Denver Newspaper Agency purchased two Kodak Trendsetter News 100 platesetters, Staccato screening, and News Manager, Preps and Prinergy EVO workflow systems for its commercial division. Also used are Thermal News digital plates.
MIAMI—After exceeding $400,000 a year in printing costs, advertising agency Figment Designs has brought printing in-house. The firm purchased a new five-color Heidelberg Printmaster PM 52 and a Prosetter 52 violet platesetter.
LAWRENCEVILLE—Graphic Communications upgraded its pressroom with a new six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 with coater.
THOMASVILLE—Ponders Printing recently installed a Heidelberg Prosetter P74 violet platesetter in conjunction with an upgrade of its design department. The metal platesetter replaces an older polyester model.
HONOLULU—The Honolulu Advertiser, a Gannett newspaper, has purchased three Kodak Versamark DS5120 digital printing systems to address micro-zoned products.
INDIANAPOLIS—DCG: Digital Color Graphics has introduced DCG: FAST (Fulfillment and Automated Sales Team) Web-to-print services powered by EFI PrinterSite Exchange.
MARLOW HEIGHTS—McDonald & Eudy Printers has installed its first Ryobi press, a five-color, 23x29˝ model with convertible perfecting and coater. The family owned, web and sheetfed printer is a top 10 GPO printing vendor by volume.
GRAND RAPIDS—Prism’s QTMS iQ shop floor data capture system has been selected by Dickinson Press to provide real-time information. It is being installed on all web and sheetfed presses and bindery lines.
MINNEAPOLIS—Shapco Printing announced it has added a new six-color Mimaki JV5 large-format printer that prints on vinyl, fabrics and other substrates.
FULTON—Specializing in the printing of short- to medium-run magazines, The Ovid Bell Press recently completed advanced print training and the “Print by the Numbers” course taught by Tom O’Connor, a leading printing industry consultant. It involved all departments of the Fulton plant.
JEFFERSON CITY—The News Tribune Co. has purchased a second Kodak Trendsetter News platesetter and Staccato screening.
OZARK—Print Group has invested in a two-color Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46 press to help tap the market for short-run, spot-color work.
FAIRFIELD—Cooper Printing, a family owned, 30-employee commercial printer, has added a Mitsubishi sheetfed press. The 40˝ press, a six-color Diamond 3000S, is equipped with a Harris & Bruno anilox coater and will augment capacity for the $4 million firm.
BLAUVELT—Ryan Printing has installed a five-color Speedmaster CD 74 press with coater, together with a Prosetter P74 violet platesetter. The new press features the Heidelberg Axis Control color measurement system.
ELMSFORD—M&R Manufacturing replaced an existing four-color Heidelberg GTO with a new five-color Printmaster PM 52 late last year.
FREEPORT—Castlereagh Printing has installed its second Komori press, a six-color Lithrone S40 with coater.
LONG ISLAND CITY—PDM Litho/Peachtree Enterprises installed a six-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000LS with coater, its fourth Mitsubishi press in 12 years.
CINCINNATI—Berman Printing recently purchased a 10-color Komori Lithrone S40 perfector.
STEUBENVILLE—The Ogden Newspapers purchased a Kodak Trendsetter News 70 platesetter and Prinergy EVO workflow system.
CHANDLER—Advance Graphics and Printing installed a five-color Heidelberg Printmaster PM 52 with perfector and a Prosetter 52 with SCL and prepress interface.
ALBANY—Lee Enterprises purchased a Kodak Trendsetter News 70 CTP device, Prinergy EVO and Preps workflow software, as well as Staccato screening.
GREENVILLE—Menu Works has installed a new Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46-2 to serve its more than 1,500 restaurant customers.
ANDERSON—Independent Publishing, which prints the Anderson Independent-Mail, purchased a second Kodak Trendsetter News platesetter.
DALLAS—Padgett Printing announced that the company wrote its 30,000th job ticket using EFI Logic management tools. A plant celebration was held and the customer service representative that opened the job received a cash bonus.
SAN ANGELO—Scripps Texas Newspapers purchased a Trendsetter News 70 thermal platesetter along with Thermal News digital plates, Prinergy EVO, Preps imposition software and Staccato screening, all from Eastman Kodak.
CHESAPEAKE—Jones Printing Services has purchased the 100th Kluge UniFold automatic folder/gluer manufactured by Brandtjen & Kluge.
VIRGINIA BEACH—A two-color Heidelberg Printmaster PM 52 is now in operation at Dominion Printers.
WAUKESHA—A one-stop shop for agencies and corporate customers, The Scan Group has expanded into digital color printing with a Kodak Nexpress 2100 Plus press. The company is also reportedly the first print provider in the Milwaukee area to join the Kodak MarketMover network.
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