ACROSS the nation
Fourth Press Is the Charm
CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA—With increasing demands for five-, six- and seven-color, high-end folding carton products, Fleetwood-Fibre Packaging & Graphics recently installed its fourth Roland 700 sheetfed press: This one a seven-color Hi-Print perfector equipped with UV coater.
Besides turning out upscale carton work, a key issue for Tom Wynne, vice president of manufacturing, when deciding to purchase the new Hi-Print was to drive down operating costs. “The flexibility, along with time- and waste-saving features designed into the Roland 700 made a lot of sense. We have all the QuickChange features for faster makereadies and less paper waste,” he says.
BIRMINGHAM—A new Kluge OmniFold automatic folder-gluer, equipped with left/right hand registration, flip gate, Final Fold II and a two-head cold glue kit, is now up and running at Art Bindery.
CITY OF INDUSTRY—Packaging manufacturer Ultimate Paper Box has moved into the large-format market with the purchase of two six-color, 64? KBA Rapida 162a sheetfed presses with aqueous coaters. The first Rapida was installed in late May, while the second press, which is equipped with a double extended delivery and full UV capability, will be delivered in 2009.
IRVINE—Tukaiz West, an expansion of parent company Tukaiz (located in Franklin Park, IL), has opened here. The 10,000-square-foot operation includes a prepress and retouching studio, in addition to interactive Web services and personalized marketing.
LOS ANGELES—To convert from hard copy to monitor proofing, Insync Media Group purchased a Kodak Insite prepress portal system with Kodak Matchprint virtual technology.
RIVERSIDE—Press-Enterprise Co. installed a Kodak Trendsetter 400 III Quantum platesetter.
WINDSOR—Governor M. Jodi Rell’s office honored Integrity Graphics with an official proclamation as part of the $14 million printer’s 20th anniversary celebration, which was co-sponsored by more than a dozen vendors.
- Tom Wynne