“The Lithrone S40SP press is loaded with features,” says Hernandez, noting the virtual elimination of front/back print quality variation because of the Super Perfector’s one-pass printing technology. Cost reductions are significant because the gripper margin is necessary for only one end of the sheet. Marking and scuffing are no longer an issue due to the Super Perfector’s basic cylinder configuration, which requires no transfer cylinder between printing units, as well as its belt-guide sheet-transfer mechanism in the delivery.
With its revenues growing at a rate of 10 to 15 percent each year, Modern Postcard’s growth is outpacing the growth of the postcard-based direct mail/marketing industry it helped pioneer. In 2006, the company’s sales were $50 million, and execs are expecting that to swell to about $65 million this year.
Advanced Equipment Sales has appointed Dan Glenn to the position of national sales manager, and Howard Allen has joined the company as a sales engineer.
By moving into larger, more efficient headquarters of 111,000 square feet, indexing equipment manufacturer Ross-Gage has gained 50 percent more warehouse space, among other benefits. Its new address is 8502 Brookville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46239.
Travelers Commercial Accounts has introduced a suite of insurance coverages designed to fit the needs of today’s commercial printing business. It covers the intangible property of digital workflows, such as a client’s files and designs, as well as a shop’s tangible assets.
Alan Kabakoff has joined Colter & Peterson as the company’s Western regional sales manager. Kabakoff, who has held positions with Heidelberg and MAN Roland, is responsible for a sales territory that ranges from Alaska to Hawaii to Wyoming.
MAN Roland has launched an educational campaign to inform the graphic arts industry at large that environmentally sound practices can be good for business, as well as the planet. The company has published a how-to guide that covers six key areas for potential improvement. It is also introducing new pressroom components through its printcom program that can help printers be greener, such as a new line of solvent recyclers. More information is available at www.manroland.com/eco.
- Zarik Megerdichian