ACROSS the nation
DEBARY—Browning Communications, one of the largest minority-owned print shops in Florida, recently installed a new four-color Heidelberg Printmaster PM 52.
JACKSONVILLE—Committed to being the largest quick printer in the area, Raintree Graphics has added a new two-color Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46, which is the fourth QM 46 press in operation at the firm.
BLOOMINGTON—Original Smith Printing, which owns a fleet of Heidelberg perfecting presses, including a pair of 10-color Speedmaster 102 perfectors, recently added another press: a new four-color Printmaster PM 52.
DES PLAINES—The printing assets of Des Plaines Publishing were recently acquired by Des Plaines Printing LLC. Owned by a group of senior management from Des Plaines Publishing, the printing operation serves clients in the financial, newspaper, directory, catalog and book markets.
RICHMOND—The Gannett newspaper Palladium-Item recently purchased a Kodak Trendsetter News 150 platesetter and PREPS software.
LANHAM—Art & Negative Graphics, a woman-owned commercial printer, has added a six-color, 40˝ Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 102 perfector with aqueous coater and a Xerox iGen 3 digital press.
WALDORF—To boost productivity, Beacon Printing recently acquired a new five-color Speedmaster CD 74 with coater from Heidelberg.
MINNEAPOLIS—Forest Stewardship Council Chain-of-Custody certification has been awarded to Shapco Printing. In other company news, Shapco recently added a wide-format Mimaki JV5 ink-jet printer.
ROCHESTER—The Post-Bulletin Co. purchased two Kodak Trendsetter News 70 platesetters and Staccato screening, as well as Prinergy Evo and NewsManager workflow systems.
ST. LOUIS PARK—A new division of Anderberg-Lund Printing has been created, and a new digital press has been installed to help boost its capabilities. Anderberg Solutions is now running a new Canon imagePRESS C1, in conjunction with its existing Canon CLC 4000 and IR-550 printers, to produce short-run digital, variable data and e-commerce printed products.
EARTH CITY—After relocating the operations from its Maryland Heights facility, Vertis Communications held a grand opening of its new 23,000-square-foot facility near St. Louis. The new plant houses a wide range of offerings, including comprehensive premedia services and a full-service photography studio.