ACROSS the nation


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


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.


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.


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.


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.

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