ACROSS the nation
Second Large-Format Press Added, ?This One Featuring UV CapabilitiesNILES, IL—The Garvey Group, a network of marketing, print production, support and fulfillment divisions, has acquired its second six-color, 81? KBA Rapida 205 sheetfed press. It is configured with in-line UV capabilities from Air Motion Systems.
"Installing two 81? sheetfed presses, side-by-side, sets us apart from our competitors in many distinct ways," contends Joe Kulis, COO at the Niles location.
"From a practical point of view, having two presses next to each other allows our company to streamline our paper delivery to both presses, helps our press crews move between the two presses and gives us the flexibility to move jobs from one press to the other."
Upgrades Increase Printer's Midsize Output Offerings
MIAMI—When the brother owners of eDigitalPrinting.com needed a turnkey solution to make prepress, pressroom and postpress improvements, they turned to Heidelberg.
The nine-year-old commercial printer has installed a Suprasetter 74 SCL thermal platesetter; a four-color, 29? Speedmaster SM 74 press with coater; and a Polar 92 X guillotine cutter. The upgrades mark the company's foray into more midsize-format work, including posters and pocket folders.
PALO ALTO—Stella Color has expanded its capability to produce sustainable, wide-format digital graphics by adding an HP Designjet L65500 printer that uses HP Latex inks.
NORTH PALM BEACH—The Minuteman Press location here has installed a Xerox 700 digital color press, a Morgana creaser and a Morgana Digi UV coater.
STUART—Southeastern Printing is one of four Florida printers to have received G7 Master Printer status. The printer's packaging division has also relocated to a new 20,000-square-foot facility in Palm City.
IDAHO FALLS—The Post Register began installing a 32-couple Goss Magnum press in February. It features a 21? cutoff and 35? web width.
TINLEY PARK—Liberty Creative Solutions, an integrated marketing and design firm, has become the first company in the Midwest to purchase a six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 75 printing press. It has also entered its 45th year of business and recently received National WBE certification through the WBDC in Chicago.
CHEVERLY—MOSAIC has installed the first five-color, 23x29? KBA Rapida 75 sheetfed press with aqueous coater in the United States. It is equipped with the KBA Densitronic densitometer and color control system.
BATTLE CREEK—EPI Printers has purchased the assets of Allegan, MI-based Delano Service, a manufacturer of board games and card games.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK—Having been an advocate of Summit House for more than seven years, DocuSource of NC recently sponsored the 2009 Teddy Bear Picnic, benefitting the charity. Summit House provides a residential alternative-to-prison program for mothers convicted of non-violent crime and their minor children.
BELLEVILLE—The all-Heidelberg pressroom at Marange Printing recently got an upgrade with a six-–color Speedmaster XL 105. Marange often runs the XL 105 at its full rated speed of 18,000 sph to turn out an array of commercially printed products.
CLIFTON—Sandy Alexander is expanding its portfolio of special effects printing technologies by licensing a patented 3D design and printing technology from Azuna LLC. The technology allows four-color imagery with deep dimensional effects on a recycled polypropylene plastic substrate.
SCOTCH PLAINS—Watermarc Graphics has purchased an Inca Spyder 320 flatbed ink-jet printer that can print four colors, plus two UV colors and two hits of white. To complement it, the company also bought a Kongsberg I-XL I-Cut.
ALBUQUERQUE—TPSi, a digital document delivery company headquartered in Tulsa, OK, has opened a new facility here. TPSi recently signed a contract with PNM Resources to produce and mail more than 650,000 monthly bills for its customers.
EAST SETAUKET—Alternatives for Children, an organization providing early intervention for developmentally challenged children, has received a donation of coloring books and crayons from Printing Spectrum.
CINCINNATI—Berman Printing has achieved G7 Master Printer certification.
HARLEYSVILLE—To create its digital book factory, Alcom chose a Kodak Nexpress 2500 digital production color press with Watkiss bookletmaker and Kodak Nexpress glossing unit, and a Kodak Digimaster EX 150 digital production system.
LEWISBURG—Company officials at Lewisburg Printing expect to start taking on more business with current customers and attracting new clients due to the capabilities of its new six-color, 73? Roland 900 XXL large-format press with an aqueous coater.
GEORGETOWN—Williamson County Sun, a semi-weekly newspaper, has ordered two Goss Community SSC stacked units to add to its existing Community SSC press. The new additions will convert an existing two-high tower into a four-high configuration, enabling the printer to produce back-to-back, four-color work more effectively.
CLEARFIELD—The Malnove Inc. facility here is the new home to a seven-color, 56? KBA Rapida 142 sheetfed press, replacing a 50? unit.
SOUTH BURLINGTON—Prism's QTMS iQ production management system is now in use at Lane Press. The automated workflow tracking solution will track material flow from roll receipt through delivery.
SEATTLE—Academy Press has added a second Heidelberg press to its new 20,000-square-foot facility. It acquired a five-color, 29? Speedmaster CD 74 equipped with Instant Gate, Axis Control, Color Assistant and InkLine automated ink delivery system. Typical applications include post cards and small direct mail brochures in the 100,000 to 500,000 range.
SUN PRAIRIE—Western States Envelope & Label's five-month project to build a new label plant is complete. The company moved its label operations from a leased facility in Madison to the 36,000-square-foot –facility here that offers office and manufacturing space, as well as energy-saving features.
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