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manroland opens new parts warehouse in IL

May 11, 2011 12:00 AM,

In an effort to improve the customer experience and decrease downtime for customers, manroland AG has opened a new Western Hemisphere warehouse in Elk Grove Village, IL.

Foster Printing opens new facility with a second KBA Rapida

Feb 11, 2011 12:00 AM,

KBA North America announces Foster Printing Co. a large-format trade printer based in Santa Ana, CA, has inaugurated its new 46,000-sq.-ft. facility with a second KBA Rapida 162a 64-inch sheetfed press.

Nashville printer recovers from flood disaster

Feb 3, 2011 12:00 AM,

KBA North America announces Marshall & Bruce Printing Co., a specialist in general commercial printing, packaging and fulfillment services, has survived the 2010 spring floods in its headquarter location of Nashville and returned to full-service printing through the aid of KBA.

QuadTech introduces 24/7 monitoring, diagnostic tool

Feb 1, 2011 12:00 AM,

QuadTech Inc. introduces a new level of support for its systems installed worldwide. "Proactive Care" is a diagnostic service that analyzes every alert, makes an educated diagnosis, alerts the press crew and determines the best solution before press performance is compromised.

Rock on

Feb 1, 2011 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

You are only as good as your last job, says Greg Smith, president of Georgia folding carton maker Printed Specialties Inc. (www.printedspecialties.com). PSI had a great year in 2009, despite a very tough economy. But the additional business put a strain on PSI's ability to turn jobs as quickly as its customers had come to expect. Smith moved quickly, bringing in new pressroom and finishing equipment

The best of both worlds LED & UV will coexist

Feb 1, 2011 12:00 AM,

There's been a lot of talk about the potential advantages of LED curing technology on sheetfed presses. But don't mothball those UV lamps just yet, advises Bill Bonallo, vice president of IST America Corp.'s (Bolingbrook, IL) sheetfed group. The complete replacement of conventional UV technology on a large scale seems improbable, says Bonallo. We think it will supplement conventional UV and may actually

George Drew joins KBA North America

Jan 27, 2011 12:00 AM,

KBA North America has named George Drew as its new project manager for North America. Drew will be managing a team that oversees sheetfed press installations at KBA customer sites.

Ryobi announces recent installations

Jan 20, 2011 12:00 AM,

The University of North Texas has a new Ryobi 6-up multicolor offset printing press and a modern new proofing system from xpedx that will allow the university to keep the majority of its printing needs in-house.

What is stupidity in the pressroom?

Dec 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Raymond J. Prince

A good friend of mine (Bill McLauchlan) likes to state, Stupidity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. Once, while spraying weeds, I realized that I had been using the same spray for 30 years on Canadian Thistle with the same results: The thistle came back each year. Now I was the stupid one. So often this is what we are doing in our pressrooms. Problems will not just go away if

Solution to color measurement discrepancies

Dec 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By AP staff

Grand Rapids, MI-based X-Rite (www.xrite.com) announced XRGA, a new metrology standard designed to reduce measurement discrepancies between legacy instruments previously developed by X-Rite and GretagMacbeth. Applying advancements in color science and new international standards, it promises to improve inter-model agreement. The former X-Rite and the former GretagMacbeth each had, for historical reasons,

At your service

Dec 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By AP staff

Dallas-based KBA North America (www.kba.com) promoted KBA Service Select for its entire line of presses from the small footprint Genius 20-inch to the large-format Rapida 205 81-inch press. Programs maximize the customer's return on investment and minimize downtime. CardPak (Solon, OH) is installing at KBA Rapida 106 41-inch, 10-color perfecting press with coating tower and 12-ft. extended delivery.

Color instrument testing

Dec 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By AP staff

Grand Rapids, MI-based FineEye Color Solutions (www.fineeyecolor.com) is the exclusive worldwide distributor for the Voglesong COLORef 1.0, a new ISO-compliant and NIST-traceable color Certified Reference Material used to verify the performance of spectrophotometers, colorimeters and densitometers. The $300 CRM, readable by a full range of devices, offers the same color characteristics, precision

Goss at Graph Expo

Dec 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By AP staff

Now a wholly owned subsidiary of Shanghai Electric, Bolingbrook, IL-based Goss Intl. (www.gossinternational.com) represents Akiyama products in North America, including the M-600 Folia web-to-sheet press. New Goss Universal press models are now available for newspaper and semi-commercial applications. Goss Lifetime Support now includes Goss ServiceFSA flexible service agreements that allow customers

Print UV 2011 opens registration

Nov 23, 2010 12:00 AM,

The fourth annual Print UV Conference will be held March 6-8, 2011, at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Heidelberg debuts new 40-inch press

Nov 23, 2010 12:00 AM,

Heidelberg USA recently hosted the North American launch for its new Speedmaster CX 102 press at its North American Printing and Packaging Technology Center (Tech Center).

AMS announces LED-UV perfecting system for offset printing

Nov 16, 2010 12:00 AM,

River Falls, WI-based Air Motion Systems announces a breakthrough LED-UV based printing system for offset printing and perfecting using a cost-effective UV LED light source to instantly dry inks and varnishes at top press speeds without marking, without powder and without heat or wasted energy.

KBA’s new Customer Center advances solutions, environmental benefits

Nov 16, 2010 12:00 AM,

KBA North America is putting special emphasis on “customer” in its new Customer Center in the newly opened Dallas headquarters.

Imagine! Print Solutions requalified as G7 Master Printer

Nov 11, 2010 12:00 AM,

Minneapolis-based Imagine! has been requalified as a G7 Master Printer by IDEAlliance. By following the G7 methodology for press and proof calibration and using GRACoL specifications for color, Imagine! clients are assured of high quality, consistent and predictable color reproduction.

Heidelberg introduces on-press diecutting for labels

Oct 27, 2010 12:00 AM,

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has extended its product portfolio to include an innovative solution for label production.

xpedx emphasizes Ryobi 920

Sep 23, 2010 12:00 AM,

Cincinnati, OH-based xpedx has launched a North American campaign to demonstrate the profit, productivity and cost advantages of the Ryobi 920 series 8-up multicolor offset press, which xpedx will be discussing at Graph Expo.