Sheetfed Presses: News
Oct 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien
In 1990, Chicagoans crossing the intersection of Ravenswood Ave. and Irving Park Rd. might have noticed signs promoting a new condo development on that corner. Most were probably indifferent. After all, many old factories all across the city were being converted into upscale housing. And the name of this particular development, Post Card Place, hardly hinted at its historical significance. But from
Oct 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By AP staff
Graph Expo and Converting Expo will be held Oct. 15-18 at Chicago's McCormick Place. The show's organizer, Graphic Arts Show Co. (GASC) (www.gasc.org) promises four days of comparison shopping, networking, live equipment demonstrations, seminars and critical investment decision making. Here are some pressroom highlights. Look for more show news at www.americanprinter.com. High-volume press fulfills
Sep 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien
Joe Novak doesn't have an easy job. He's the director of technology for Williamson Printing Corp. (Dallas), one of the largest printers in the United States. We're a different breed of printer, says Novak. We do so many different things. Williamson, a perennial fixture at the Premier Print Awards, won 121 total awards in the 2005 competition for products and services ranging from direct mail to annual
Jul 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien
Associates Graphics Services embraces lean manufacturing, the team-base systematic approach to identifying and eliminating waste. The facility was designed to streamline the movement of jobs through the plant. Potential bottlenecks have been eliminated, and there's almost no inventory sitting on the floor.
Jul 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Patrick Henry
A modern printing press has three times more electrical components than platforms of just a generation ago--far too many to cover with on-site diagnostic visits. Hence the necessity of remote diagnostic support.
Jun 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Nsenga Byrd Thompson
Family-owned Utah Paperbox finds the perfect mix of flexibility and quality with its MAN Roland 707 Plus, designed for high-speed, unitized, sheetfed printing.
Jun 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Katerine O'Brien
RT Associates is automating Web-to-print from start to finish.
Jun 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien
This past February, Komori Corp. hosted a press event at its two main manufacturing facilities. Twenty-five journalists from 15 countries visited the company’s Sekiyado and Tsukuba plants. In addition to touring the respective web and sheetfed manufacturing facilities, attendees got a preview of two new sheetfed perfectors Komori introduced at IPEX.
Jun 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Jill Roth
Bloomington Offset Process, Inc. (BOPI), has aggressively moved into the digital age with the introduction of CIP3- and CIP4-equipped equipment and two HP Indigo 3000 digital presses. BOPI now specializes in six-color jobs on 40-inch machines, short-run on-demand, variable-data printing, mailing and fulfillment and online procurement.
Jun 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien
With models ranging from 20 to 81 inches, KBA North America has presses for practically everyone. At a recent open house held at its Radebeul, Germany facility, attendees learned the story behind KBA’s largest press, the 81-inch Rapida 205.
May 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Steve Voecks
The steps preceding a perfect-match mailing are a cinch. You print, fold, insert and inkjet every day. It's the verification part that gets tricky. How do you ensure everything stays in order? And what happens when it doesn't?
May 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien
Things that seeming wouldn't go together often do. At IPEX, many digital players stressed their products' abilities to work in harmony with the offset process.
May 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By AP staff
News from: Firstlogic, WMU, Montalvo, Vertis, Xitron, Arjowiggins, Gane Brothers & Lane, PIA/GATF, Alladin Finishing, Tensor Group, GAERF, Padgett Printing, PrintPAC, Gorelick & Associates, IDEAlliance, Consolidated Graphics, WOA, Muller Martini, SMART Papers, MAN Roland Kodak GCG, xpedx, Enfocus, Citiplate, Presstek, Buhrs America, Bobst Group, Best Press, Onyx Graphics, Arjobex America, NUR America, Vijuk and Web Bindery.
Apr 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel
For small-format printers, polyester computer-to-plate (CTP) systems have long been considered the most viable, cost-effective tool to bring their prepress operations up to date. Although some four-up metal CTP platesetters also run two-up, the first metal CTP systems were aimed toward larger shops producing longer runs with higher image quality standards—and deeper pockets.
Apr 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Patrick Henry
The gap between what half-web presses can do and what long perfectors can't is closing. Nonetheless, after speaking to the major half-web and long perfector vendors, it seems that there's a place for both.
Mar 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By David J. Bentley, Jr.
Why is static electricity a concern? It can cause four problems.
Mar 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien
Hybrid UV is providing double-digit growth for equipment and press suppliers, not to mention commercial printers who are expanding into new markets while improving production efficiencies. Here, we present some users' stories.
Mar 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By AP staff
Cox NC Publications used to rely on plastic and wood pallets as an intermediate step in its commercial printing process. But the company found that ROPAK collapsible containers from LINPAC Materials Handling reduce damage and save on packaging costs.
Feb 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By AP Staff
One key to production efficiency and cost savings is having advanced press delivery systems and efficient processes in place, to ensure a short and smooth workflow between pressroom, finishing, packaging and shipping operations. Automation and flexibility are essential elements in optimizing press delivery, says Jeff Woloshyn, press delivery product manager for Muller Martini (Hauppauge, NY). We work
Feb 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Ed Boyle
Why some commercial printers are doing more packaging work.