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ACROSS the nation

November 2002

TROY—Combining the growing trends of digital printing and online training, the Allegra Network recently launched "Profiting with Toner," the company's first online workshop. Allegra initiated the four-module training program so franchise owners, customer service representatives, account managers and outside salespeople can advise their customers about the advantages of toner-based printing.


MINNEAPOLIS—Process Displays Printing, a large-format sheetfed and screen printer, has placed an order for an eight-color, 64˝ KBA Rapida 162A UV press with a coater. It is expected to be delivered in December.

SAINT PAUL—Packaging company Trendex has signed a deal to implement THE System business management software from CRC Information Systems. Trendex will implement a fully integrated system, including estimating and scheduling modules.


WEST CALDWELL—To diversify from the business forms industry and to enter the promotional products market, Cowdin Printing has introduced TeleBook, a custom telephone message book with marketing impact. TeleBook is part business form and part promotional product. The message pages are two-part snap sets printed on carbonless paper. They can be formatted three- or four-up, with the top sheet printed in four-color process to allow for an advertiser's graphics.


NEW YORK CITY—Copytone Visual Communications, a 44-year-old family owned custom photo lab, digital imaging, prepress and printing company, has signed a 15-year lease at 8 West 38th Street. The move, which will give the company 50 percent more space, is scheduled for the end of the year. The company plans to hold an open house following the move.


TIPP CITY—Repacorp Label Products, based here, has acquired Sierra Screen Printing (SSP), of Phoenix. SSP specializes in process screen printing, large-format digital printing, and truck and signage vinyl cut lettering.

WESTERVILLE—Robin Enterprises installed a factory-reconditioned Kluge folding and gluing system to enhance its diverse commercial printing operation. The company has been in business since 1967 and plans to use the Kluge system within its pocket folder manufacturing process.


CLAYSBURG—NPC Inc. is expanding its saddle stitching capabilities with the installation of a Muller Martini Prima SB. The new addition is configured with six pockets, a cover folder feeder and an integrated ink-jet system. This new piece of equipment is part of an overall expansion of both its equipment and building.

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT—Hilsher Graphics is running a new Presto saddle stitcher from Muller Martini.


SAN JUAN—Ramallo Brothers Printing, a leading graphic arts production facility in the Caribbean, is creating more durable book signatures with a new InventaPlus sewing system from Muller Martini. The company provides a full range of services, ranging from high-volume directory production to high-end commercial printing.


CARROLLTON—Trend Offset Printing has installed a new Muller Martini Bravo S saddle stitcher in its Southwest Division plant. Located near Dallas, the 160,000-square-foot facility is designed as a one-stop printing, binding and mailing center.

HOUSTON—A six-color Komori Lithrone 40 is now running at ASAP Communications.


DELAVAN, WI—Advance Printing has purchased a Duplo System 4000 collator/bookletmaker from Best Graphics.

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