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ACROSS the nation

May 2002
Williamson Institute Proves Its Value Once Again

DALLAS—Williamson Printing hosted the third Williamson Institute in February. The educational seminar provided printing knowledge to college students to help enhance their education within the graphic communications industry. Fifty students representing Southern Methodist University, Texas Christian University, the University of North Texas and Baylor University attended the seminar.


CALIFORNIA

ANAHEIM—Pacific West Litho has installed a new six-color, 40˝ Komori Lithrone press equipped with a ColorCommand temperature control/cooling system from TriService.

AZUSA—A Steinemann Topspot 102 blanket coater has replaced two silk screen UV coaters at Classic Coating & Laminating.

COMMERCE—The transition to a computer-to-plate workflow is complete at Media Lithographics after the purchase of a complete Fujifilm CTP workflow system, centered on the Javelin Luxel T9000 CTP thermal platesetter and supported by Fujifilm's Celebrant RIP, C-550 flatbed scanner, PictroProof and PreProofer 2000.

COLORADO

ENGLEWOOD—Mail-Well Inc. has been named by Fortune magazine as one of the 200 most admired companies in America. Mail-Well was ranked first in the printing industry category for quality of management. The company boasts 15,000 employees and more than 140 printing facilities.

FLORIDA

MIAMI—Miami Offset Printers has announced it has purchased a five-color Heidelberg M-1000B web press. The company is expanding into heatset printing, with the goal of printing magazines, inserts and other commercial printing for customers in the South Florida area. The new Heidelberg press will be accompanied by the installation of a saddle binder and a perfect binder. Also, the company will now be doing business as Platinum Printing.

GEORGIA

STATESBORO—Georgia Southern University is expanding its print education program by offering a wide range of new training programs to the printing industry. The Southeastern Comprehensive Opportunities in Printing Education (SCOPE) uses state-of-the-art instructional technology to offer "any kind, anytime, anywhere" learning for printing employees.

TUCKER—Heidelberg USA and Sir Speedy have initiated a collaborative research and development effort. Heidelberg's digital color production press, the NexPress 2100, will be installed at select Sir Speedy centers nationwide for on-the-job trials and qualification. The Sir Speedy center based here is the first to receive the machine.

ILLINOIS

CHICAGO—A new 74 Karat digital press from KBA North America, Sheetfed Div., has been installed at CrossTech Communications.

INDIANA

MILFORD—The Papers Inc. has installed an automated vertical stacker bundler system from Systems Technology Inc. (STI) at its new 57,000-square-foot printing plant. The unit complements the company's newly installed MAN Roland Cromoman web offset press. The system includes a signature conveyor system, a STI Model 195A automated vertical stacker bundler and a STI LoadBuilder automatic bundle palletizer.
 

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