Printing Impressions' Across the Nation Commercial Printing Industry News for March 2009
WESTMONT, IL—10/02/08—The Power Printers training program at manroland has attracted much attention in recent years. Pressroom personnel and management throughout North America were impressed by what they learned and have shared that knowledge with others in their organizations. With several classes remaining on the schedule in 2008, more than 2,500 people will have earned Power Printers certification in the last five years.
Technology Drives Business Growth FALL CREEK, WI—Mail Source, a provider of integrated direct mail solutions, has added a Domino dual-head, drop-on-demand (DoD) imaging system to complement its existing capacity. This additional line can duplex personalize plastic cards at extremely high speeds using UV cured ink. The 20 year-old western Wisconsin company continues to invest millions of dollars in technology to attract high-volume business—without a sales staff (although it employs 100). For Mini Folds, the Smaller the Better NEW BRITAIN, CT—Connecticut Valley Bindery recently purchased a two-station Vijuk G&K V-14 SAF miniature folder with HHS hot glue system from Vijuk Equipment. “We are excited
OAK BROOK, IL—Huron Capital has acquired Commercial Communications of Hartland, WI, and will integrate it into its TouchPoint Print Solutions platform. CCI will operate with “A TouchPoint Print Solutions Company” tagline added to its name. TouchPoint’s platform also includes established print providers CoakleyTech, Berman Printing and NSO Press. M&A strategist and investment advisor The Open…
Five-Color Press Expands Business SUN VALLEY, CA—ColorFX Inc., a full-service trade printer, has purchased a five-color, 40˝ Komori Lithrone S40 with coater. The company also recently added an online ordering system to accept work from clients all across the country. One DI Press Not Enough DORAL, FL—City Colors, a trade printer based here, was so successful with its first Presstek 52DI digital offset press after 30 days on the floor, its management decided to purchase and install a second one. City Colors’ DI operation primarily produces gang runs of business cards and postcards for other printers. CALIFORNIA OXNARD—Ventura Printing, which recently acquired the Business Mailing
Largest Midwestern electronic printer anticipates up to six million images per month BOCA RATON, FL—March 13, 2007—Océ (NASDAQ: OCENY), a global leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, announces that the Midwest’s largest electronic print shop, Commercial Communications, Inc. (CCI), has installed the award-winning Océ VarioPrint 6250 digital duplex printer. The Océ VarioPrint 6250 offers many capabilities that will help CCI achieve productivity and quality goals, and capture more revenue. According to CCI Vice President of Operations, Steve Henck, CCI was attracted by the “pure productivity” of the Océ VarioPrint 6250. Publications like directories, service manuals and training guides make up 80 percent
Printers Attend Lenticular Seminar Williston, VT—KBA North America recently offered a comprehensive five-day seminar on lenticular printing. The professional development seminar, held at KBA’s headquarters here, brought together KBA’s lenticular, printing and marketing experts with owners and press operators of the KBA Genius 52 UV press. Lenticular printing is a special technique that involves printing an image on the back side of lenticular plastic, allowing the eye to simultaneously view alternating sections of multiple images to give the impression of 3-D, flip, or motion. KBA reports it is planning several repeat seminars this year. Graphic Systems Group in New York City announced the appointment
New Press Heats Up Southern Market ATLANTA—A five-color Sakurai 575SDC sheetfed press with in-line coater is now running jobs at Canterbury Press. The machine, which is the first of its kind in the Atlanta market, was installed by dealer Paper Handling Solutions. ARIZONA TEMPE—Business Cards Tomorrow (BCT) has added a Presstek direct imaging (DI) press to its facility here and in Denver to support increased demand for short run, fast-turnaround printing. CALIFORNIA HAWTHORNE—Lithographix Inc. has installed a Sentinel ink management system from Accel Graphic Systems on its eight-color Mitsubishi D3000 press. ROCKLIN—J&M Printing, a general commercial printer, has installed a four-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 52 sheetfed press with in-line aqueous