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Across the nation 11-01

November 2001

INDIANAPOLIS—Print Communications has purchased a new 16-unit Print King IV heatset web press complete with remote register and four combination folders. The press was installed in the company's new 14,000-square-foot building addition. Print Communications also has installed mailing equipment, consisting of ink-jet, labeling and inserting capabilities.

Ross-Gage Indexing has installed what it claims is the world's first totally automatic thumb indexing machine. The machine counts pages, cuts to the specific page and affixes tabs automatically.

NICHOLASVILLE—Gulf States Litho has installed a TriService central ink pumping system on its six-color, 56˝ MAN Roland 900 press. Designed for expansion to include additional presses in the future, the system is currently pumping four-color process inks to the press, with multiple drops to provide for ink color rotation.

BROCKTON—Full-service printer Inkstone, based here, has acquired On-Cape Lithographers, of Hyannis. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Retaining its name, On-Cape Lithographers, which focuses on fine art reproduction, is now established as the museum services division of Inkstone.

CANTON—Artco Offset has taken delivery of a new six-color, 40˝ Komori Lithrone press equipped with a 7.5 ton capacity TriService ColorCommand temperature control/cooling system.

NORTH ANDOVER—Flagship Press has installed a new six-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi 3F press. It is outfitted with a TriService ColorCommand single-zone temperature control system.

BIG RAPIDS—The Printing and Imaging Technology Management Program at Ferris State University was recently awarded the first-ever full accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications. The ACCGC was formed roughly nine years ago with the support of the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation to establish and monitor standards for all bachelor of science degree programs in the graphic communications area.

EDEN PRAIRIE—Challenge Printing has installed two six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster 52 presses. Each is equipped with a modular design, three-ton capacity single-zone ColorCommand temperature control/cooling system from TriService.

ST. PAUL—Impressions Inc. has purchased THE System, CRC Information Systems' business management solution. Impressions is a multi-color printer specializing in the complete production of customized printing and paperboard packaging products.

CINNAMINSON—Tribune Color Corp. recently took delivery of a new Heidelberg Speedmaster 102 CD press with a 10-ton capacity, modular design, ColorCommand single zone temperature control/cooling system from TriService.

JACKSON HEIGHTS—A new seven-color, 56˝ Mitsubishi press has been installed at Standard Folding Carton. TriService provided a modular design, 12-ton capacity single-zone Color-Command temperature control/cooling system.

LOWVILLE—Climax Manufacturing has installed a three-lamp UV curing system from Prime UV Systems to cure UV overprint varnish. It was installed after the coating unit on Climax's new BHS in-line flexographic press, Type F-IT-1000-7C.

NEW YORK CITY—Prepress houses Big Apple and Lazernet have merged operations. The companies now operate under one roof, located at 225 West 39th St. The new company will be know as Big Apple/Lazernet.

TOLEDO—LBA Custom Printing is running a new six-color, 40˝ Komori Lithrone press, equipped with a ColorCommand five-ton capacity modular design single-zone temperature control/cooling system from TriService.

WESTERVILLE—Precision Printing of Columbus has installed a six-color, 40˝ Komori Lithrone sheetfed press. The press is outfitted with a five-ton capacity ColorCommand temperature control/cooling system from TriService.

WILSONVILLE—RFD Publications has installed a TriService 200-ton capacity central chilling system to provide temperature control for the company's eight-color MAN Roland 700 series press, as well as to provide additional capacity for future press installations.

BELLWOOD—BeaverPrints Inc. has announced it will donate 10 percent from the sale of its American Pride product line to the American Red Cross for the remainder of this year. The product line consists of calendars, business cards, and stationery featuring the American flag.

DALLAS—C&R Bindery has installed an MBO B-30 4/4/4/2 folder and a Theisen & Bonitz 315VP 15-pocket collator with SPS computer controls and selective collating, purchased through MBO America.

Williamson Printing had the most winning entries in the Printing Industries of America-sponsored Premier Print Awards. Williamson won 77 "Benny" statues, thus receiving the Sponsors Gold Award for overall achievement. The Dallas-based firm captured seven Best of Category awards.

KAUFMAN—Armstrong Packaging has added a second Mitsubishi press to its stable of sheetfed presses. The new addition is a seven-color Model 3FC and is specially outfitted for folding carton applications. It is equipped with a tower coater and a second-side printing unit.

HARTLAND—Commercial Communications recently held an information exposition for its customers and vendors at its headquarters here. Attendees toured the facility and had a first-hand view of how the company is anticipating the future of printing and documents.

KENOSHA—Mary Morgan Inc., a Gannett company, has installed an Autologic APS color film imagesetter at its facility here.

WAUSAU—Marathon Communications Group has changed its name to Marathon Press. The company says it wanted its name to more accurately reflect its core business—full printing services. Marathon is part of The Johnson Group.

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