ACROSS the nation
NEW YORK—Last month, Graphic Systems Group, a leading production, imaging and design firm with clients that include Citibank, Elizabeth Arden, Maybelline and NBC, played host to former President Bill Clinton at the company’s Union Square headquarters. Mr. Clinton was there on tour, promoting his new book “Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World.” He personally autographed copies of his book for the GSG staff and received a tour of the firm’s 40,000-square-foot facility.
NEW YORK—A new Kluge EHF Series foil stamping, embossing and diecutting press, from Brandtjen & Kluge, has been installed at 1-800 Postcards. The company configured the press with optional hologram capabilities and grid-etched toggle base.
ROCHESTER—Ry-Gan Printing, a trade printer, has installed a new Halm Superjet Plus XL envelope perfecting press to produce specialty envelopes and handle longer runs for its clients.
ROME—Business communications provider Cathedral Corp. is printing a half million postcards with inspirational artwork from children ages 6-14, as part of Xerox Corp.’s “Let’s Say Thanks” (to our troops) program. The postcards, printed on an iGen3 digital press, are included in “care packages” sent to U.S. forces overseas by the military support organization Give2TheTroops.
GREENSBORO—A new six-color, 64˝ MAN Roland 900 XXL, equipped with in-line coating and extended delivery, is enabling Carolina Graphic Services to bolster its commercial, packaging and label printing capabilities.
TABOR CITY—Atlantic Packaging has purchased a new Kluge TXR-1100 Series automatic blank separator from Brandtjen & Kluge.
REYNOLDSBURG—To expand into digital printing, with particular interest in one-to-one marketing and print-on-demand applications, commercial printer PXP Ohio bought a new Kodak NexPress 2100 Plus digital production color press.
AUSTIN—McCarthy Print hosted more than 150 clients at an open house to introduce and celebrate the arrival of its new press—a five-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 74 perfector.
HOUSTON—Four NELA VCP Vision plate punch/benders with 48-position, up-and-down stackers have been installed at the Houston Chronicle in connection with four Agfa Polaris CTP systems.