Coast to Coast September 2010
ECO Folder/Gluer Adds to Finishing Lineup
ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Flower City Printing has added capacity to its finishing capabilities with the installation of a 41˝ ECO 105 folder/gluer from Heidelberg. The company, which specializes in retail signage, POP, POS, folding cartons, litho labels, packaging, and kit-packing/fulfillment, was impressed with the ECO 105's productivity—up to 50,000 lockbottom cartons per hour—as well as its flexibility to process lock- and double-wall boxes, along with four- and six-corner cartons. According to Director of Marketing Tina Beauchemin, the ease of use and fast makereadies enabled by the new folder/gluer are also a big plus for the handling of frequent job changeovers needed to process multiple short runs from 5,000 to 50,000 pieces.
"The ECO 105 has become a valuable addition to our folding and gluing operation due to its ability to handle a wide range of folding configurations and sizes," says Kevin Neureuter, Director of Operations.
Established in 1970 and with annual sales revenue in the $60 million range, Flower City operates three facilities in the Rochester area employing a total of around 285 employees.
LOS ANGELES—Digital Room, Inc. and U-Printing Network have purchased a five-color 40˝ automated Mitsubishi Diamond 3000S sheetfed press with aqueous coater to expand the offset capabilities at U-Printing's production facility here. The new press will feature the SimulChanger plate-changing system for plate changes on all units in just over one minute.
WILLOWBROOK—Splash Graphics, Inc., a premedia and graphics company, has invested in a KODAK FLEXCEL NX digital flexographic system to expand into printing plate production for flexographic printing.
EVERETT—Agfa has announced that H.K. Graphics has installed an :Anapurna Mw as part of its overall strategic business growth plan. The unit adds single pass pre-white and multi-pass post-white to the :Anapurna M series. This wide-format industrial UV inkjet printer is designed to produce photorealistic quality for POP, displays, retail signage, trade show graphics, and more. It features a print resolution of 720 x 1440 dpi and a maximum printing width of 62 inches.