Florida printer invests in UV press
Stuart Web inked a deal with Manugraph DGM for a DGM 440 press for its facility in Stuart, Florida. The order consists of one DGM 440 four-high tower, one DGM 1035 commercial folder and one DGM press drive. All of the DGM equipment will be manufactured at the Manugraph facility in Elizabethville, Pennsylvania.
Also included in the sale are a Prime UV curing system, a chilled circulation system from Technotrans, Perretta remote inking, QTI auto register and a Jardis splicer, angle bar and closed loop infeed.
“We sold a good number of UV presses in the 2000s and it’s great to see interest returning for that process,” said Ron Ehrhardt, vice president of sales for Manugraph DGM.
The tower and folder will be integrated to an existing DGM 430 press at the Stuart site.
Minnesota daily upgrades with manroland
The Minneapolis (Minnesota) Star Tribune selected the PECOM-X system from manroland web systems to replace the controls on its headliner offset press equipment.
The upgrades are being done in a series of phases in order to minimize interruptions to production.
“During the selection process with manroland web systems, we became confident that manroland has the knowledge of the complexities of our entire controls platform,” said Kevin Desmond, senior vice president of operations for Star Tribune. “The long-term goals and expertise of their team members created a technology partnership which fits our desire to continue to grow and develop our own production models.”
The sale marks a milestone for manroland web systems in that it extends the control system technology beyond the manroland footprint.
Hearst relaunching home magazine
Hearst is relaunching Metropolitan Home on April 11. The design magazine was originally launched in 1974 by Meredith as a decorating magazine targeted at city dwellers. In 2009 it was shuttered by Hachette, which acquired the title in 1992. All Hachette titles were acquired by Hearst in 2011.
“There really wasn’t a good decorating magazine for city dwellers with modern style,” said Newell Turner, design group editor for Hearst, who is overseeing the relaunch. “We always hear that millennials aren’t buying things, but we know that where they have passion points, they’ll spend money, and we think that their next passion is really going to be the home.”
The new magazine will feature a mix of decorating and lifestyle stories. While there isn’t a website for the magazine, Met Home has a solid presence on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. It has also partnered with the Shazam app to allow users to scan certain pages in order to access 360-degree views of the spaces in the articles.