Lincoln Printing Bolsters Bindery
FORT WAYNE, IN—A new Muller Martini Minuteman 1509 saddle stitcher has been installed at Lincoln Printing for the production of books and brochures. Rated at 8,000 cycles per hour, the Minuteman features a variable speed control to custom match its production rate to each job and facilitate single operator running.
Southwest Offset Buys Press
GARDENA, CA—Southwest Offset Printing is installing the first 16-page Heidelberg M-600 A-24 web press in North America. The system will include five printing units, a Contiweb SH-40 splicer, Ecotherm dryer and JF-44 folder, all from Heidelberg.
Printwell Buys Equipment
TAYLOR, MI—Printwell Printing recently installed a six-color, 40˝ Komori Lithrone L-640 sheetfed press with in-line aqueous coating to complement the acquisition of a pair of web presses. Printwell bought two Heidelberg M-16 presses from Wintor-Swan Associates, which went out of business last year. CEO Paul Borg notes that Printwell also picked up assorted bindery equipment from Wintor-Swan, including folders, cutters, tabbers and mailers.
NPC Doubles Work Space
CLAYSBURG, PA—NPC has broken ground on a 100,000-square-foot addition, which is slated for completion in January. The addition nearly doubles NPC's manufacturing space. In anticipation of the new capacity, NPC has added 60 new jobs, with plans for up to 30 new positions in the next three years.
More Space, Equipment for Duke
EASTLAKE, OH—Duke Printing and Mailing Services, buoyed by a 15 percent increase in sales from the previous year, embarked on a $2.5 million expansion earlier this year. As part of the expansion, Duke added a 7,500-square-foot addition to its facility here, increasing its overall size to 35,000 square feet. The company also acquired a four-color Heidelberg Speedmaster 74 DI press.
Gopher State Goes Thermal
MINNEAPOLIS—Gopher State Litho has bolstered its prepress department with the acquisition of a new Fujifilm Javelin Luxel T-9000 CTP HS thermal platesetter. The Javelin features an eight-up format.