Commercial printer company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ March 2012 edition.
Commercial printing industry news from Printing Impressions’ February 2011 edition.
Commercial printing industry news briefs, including items on RRD, Knepper Press, Standard Register, Transcontinental, Coronet Printing, Fey Printing, Pacific Printing and Shutterfly.
PITTSBURGH—Knepper Press has purchased an eight color Roland 700 Direct Drive sheetfed perfecting press from manroland. The Roland 700 with Direct Drive, which includes a coater, reportedly allows press operators to reduce prep times by up to 60 percent by performing blanket and impression cylinder washing, mounting plates, and digital file transfer tasks simultaneously.
“Our new investment in the press further solidifies our position as the top tri-state printer,” said Bill Knepper, Chairman. “The direct drive system will complement our current press lineup by enabling us to efficiently and effectively produce smaller runs, as low as 500 impressions.”
Shop’s 29˝ Sheetfed PressesOutmaneuver 40˝ Competitors WINTER PARK, FL—Edward Sengel, president of Superior Printers, was so impressed with his first Roland 500 press that he installed a second one. Both systems are configured with six printing units, in-line coating and extended deliveries. The printer also uses MAN Roland’s printnet PressManager, which networks the Roland 500s to the rest of Superior’s production workflow. The second Roland 500 has perfecting capabilities. “The 23x29˝ format of the Roland 500 takes it to the next level,” says Sengel. “Unless you’re doing oversized display posters, a large percentage of what used to be 40˝ work exclusively can now run
4Over Opening New Facility GLENDALE, CA—Trade printer 4Over will open a new production facility in Dayton, OH. The announcement came during Graph Expo in Chicago. It will be fully operational by year’s end and is expected to cut turnaround times by about 50 percent. Another expected benefit is reduced shipping costs. Motheral Vies for Sprint Press FORT WORTH, TX—Motheral Printing has signed a letter of intent to purchase Sprint Press. The deal is expected to be finalized in the next 60 days. Sprint majority owner Bob Williams is retiring. The acquisition of Sprint Press bolsters Motheral’s sheetfed capacity while also adding diecutting capabilities. All 100 Sprint