ACROSS the nation


LOUISVILLE—Midland Communications Packaging, in conjunction with its strategic digital printing partner Max Print, recently held an open house for nearly 300 people to unveil a new corporate logo and showcase its newly renovated, 27,500-square-foot facility.


GRAND RAPIDS—B&J’s Die Cutting has added a 14×22˝ Kluge EHD foil stamping, embossing and diecutting press. The company has been in business for 15 years, and does diecutting, embossing, foil stamping, perforating, folding and gluing.

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.

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