ACROSS the nation
AUGUSTA—J.S. McCarthy Printers has purchased an eight-color Komori Lithrone S40 perfector for producing eight-color jobs with spot or special colors, as well for 4/4 perfecting. Rick Tardiff, president, is so pleased with the productivity of the new press, another Komori—this one a straight eight-color Lithrone—is scheduled for delivery early next year.
LOWELL—A SAMI inserter from Buck Automation has been installed by DS Graphics for added flexibility in producing direct mail work. The printer also recently installed a Xerox iGen3 digital color press to expand its print-on-demand capabilities.
PLYMOUTH—To add capacity and boost productivity, especially for long-run brochures and POP materials, Daily Printing recently acquired a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 press with Image Control and coating unit. The company also plans to install a Heidelberg Suprasetter MCL platesetter and full prepress workflow—Prinect Printready, MetaDimension and SignaStation.
ST. CLOUD—A new five-color, 40˝ Komori LS40 press with aqueous coater is up and running at Palmer Printing, a second-generation, family owned business. The new press features fully automated plate changers and an in-line PDC-S SpectroDensitometer.
CARLSTADT—Pictorial Offset, which has been on the forefront of the environmental movement for the past 25 years, has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Quality Award (the highest award from the EPA) for demonstrating outstanding commitment to protecting and enhancing the environmental quality in its region.
GARDEN CITY—Commercial and calendar printer Unicorn Graphics recently acquired a new six-color, 41˝ KBA Rapida 105 sheetfed press with aqueous coating and hybrid UV capabilities for its newly acquired and renovated 30,000-square-foot facility here.
FARMINGDALE—Motion Imaging, a manufacturer of 3-D motion lenticular products, has posted more than one million impressions of lenticular sheets on its KBA Genius 52 UV waterless press in less than a year. Increased business due to the press addition has propelled the business to a two-shift operation and will necessitate a move from the printer’s current facility to a larger, 35,000-square-foot facility early next year.