Printing Impressions' Across the Nation Commercial Printing News for February 2009

There is a new era dawning at Sun Inc. as it works to bring online a completely new facility in Columbia, SC. “It’s going to incorporate a totally integrated production system from front to back,” Cook says with pride. “We are going to be one of the few shops in the country that has gone to this extent, if there are any others that can match us.”

ALABAMA BIRMINGHAM—Telephone directory producer Stevens Graphics is expanding its press fleet with the addition of a double-circumference KBA Compacta 818 web press at its facility here. HUNTSVILLE—AdeptMedia Corp. has installed its first digital press, a Xerox iGen3 110 color digital production press. PELHAM—Dealer Independent Graphic Services has sold a Sakurai 574EPII sheetfed press to Sweet Pea Designs. ARKANSAS LITTLE ROCK—In its quest to continually enhance production capacity and print quality, Magna IV has installed its first convertible press. The 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000R is configured for four-over-four sheetfed printing with aqueous tower coaters before and after the sheet-reversing unit. CALIFORNIA GARDENA—A five-color, 40˝ MAN Roland 700 press with coater is

HOUSTON—Consolidated Graphics announced it has acquired the assets of Tulsa, OK-based Regent Printing & Imaging. The Regent operations will be combined with Consolidated Graphics' existing Tulsa operations to form Consolidated Printing Solutions, which will offer both sheetfed and full-web printing capabilities to its customers in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri from new, state-of-the-art facilities. "This is an exciting opportunity for us to expand our capacity and services to new and existing customers in the tri-state markets," notes Joe R. Davis, chairman and CEO of Consolidated Graphics. According to Charles White, president and COO of Consolidated Graphics, Regent's Paul Nichols will assume the role of president of Consolidated Printing

ARKANSAS FAYETTEVILLE—The University of Arkansas Printing Services made a number of new additions to its in-plant facility, including Binuscan's Color Pro color correction software, a CreoScitex EverSmart Pro II flatbed scanner, a CreoScitex Brisque 4 RIP, a Dolev 800 filmsetter, a five-color Komori perfector, a Saber cutter from Colter & Peterson and a 40˝ MBO folder. CALIFORNIA SANTA ANA—Westlam, a supplier of trade laminating and UV coating services, has installed a new Autofeeds laminator as part of its plant modernization program. CONNECTICUT NORTH HAVEN—The William J. Mack Co. has ceased operations after being in business for more than 38 years. Bill Mack has joined

INDIANASYRACUSE, IN—The Image Group recently achieved its 100 millionth impression on one of its six-color Akiyama offset presses. The sheetfed press, shown here with Bob McKee (left) of Akiyama and James Plummer Sr., president and CEO of The Image Group, was installed in 1986. NEW YORKHENRIETTA, NY—Tucker Printers has installed a new Heidelberg Speedmaster CD-102-6+LX at its facility here. With the press are (from the left) Dan Tucker, president of Tucker Printers, and Whitey Link, sales representative for Heidelberg USA. ARKANSASSPRINGDALE—The Morning News has purchased a TECSA 2470 copydot scanner from Graphic Enterprises Inc. (GEI). CALIFORNIASAN Diego—Dam Bindery has installed a Minuteman saddle

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