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ACROSS the nation

May 2002

NEW YORK

BRENTWOOD, NY—TSO General Corp. has purchased a six-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Model 3F-13 press with tower coater and extended delivery.

NEW YORK CITY—Brita Litho has partnered with The Bravest Fund, a charity established by the three N.Y. firefighters depicted in the famous WTC photograph of the American flag being raised amidst the rubble of the Trade Center, and The North Jersey Media Group to produce reproductions of the "Ground Zero" poster for sale to the public. A substantial portion of the proceeds will go directly to assist firefighters, police officers, emergency service workers and their families affected by the September 11 tragedy.

PLAINVIEW—First Impressions Lithographic has competed its transition to a totally digital prepress department with the addition of an Agfa Galileo platesetter. The unit resides in a new climate-controlled cleanroom with the company's Agfa Sherpa ink-jet proofer and Polaroid Prediction contract proofing system.

OHIO

DAYTON—Fleet Graphics has purchased a Screen (USA) PlateRite 8000 thermal CTP device for its prepress department. Fleet Graphics employs nine people at its 5,000-square-foot facility.

DUBLIN—Vincent Graphics Direct recently signed a deal with xpedx and Creo for a new computer-to-plate system. A PDF-based workflow, with Internet-based, real-time proofing, is also being incorporated.

RHODE ISLAND

LINCOLN—New England Printing & Graphics has completed the installation of a Creo computer-to-plate system. This $400,000 technology investment includes a new Dell server, Brisque 4 RIP and workflow, Spectrum digital halftone proofing, an Iris 43 wide digital Dylux proofer and a Creo Trendsetter platesetter.

TEXAS

AUSTIN—PrintGlobe Inc. has inked a deal with Britain's printing.com to redirect U.S. customers visiting the printing.com URL to the PrintGlobe Website.

WASHINGTON

MALO—A new MBO B26S-C folder and banding unit have been installed at Light Bearers Ministry, reports Bob Nehler, publishing manager.

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