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June 2005
Printer's Event Draws a Crowd

ATLANTA—For the second year in a row, "Color Talk," presented by The EPI Companies, created a stir in the marketing community, drawing more than 400 corporate communications executives, marketing coordinators and print procurement specialists. The program featured a presentation by Leatrice Eiseman, a renowned color specialist who also serves as executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

EPI sponsored the event as an educational opportunity for clients and prospects, and to build awareness of the company's single-source array of marketing services. "Color Talk" was preceded by a reception featuring 29 exhibits.


TEMPE—Company officials from Ben Franklin Press announced the purchase of the company's first Mitsubishi Diamond Series sheetfed press. The four-color, 40˝ Diamond 3000R convertible perfector is now in full production.


OXNARD—Custom Printing has entered into a long-term agreement with Allen Recycling. The printer has been recycling in excess of 30,000 pounds of trimout each week. It has also installed a four-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000 press. In other news, the company has purchased a new 30,000-square-foot building in the Northfield Business Park to which it plans to relocate later in the year.


LARGO—BBF Printing Solutions recently held an open house to introduce its Direct Mail Solutions division and its newest addition—an eight-color Sanden 1500XP web offset press.

SARASOTA—Spotlight Graphics has switched from a film-based workflow to a chemistry-free CTP one, with Agfa :Azura no-bake plates now being imaged on its new eight-up Agfa :Xcalibur 45E thermal platesetter.


ATLANTA—Heidelberg recently installed a four-color Printmaster PM 52 press and a Prosetter 52 computer-to-metal plate violet platesetting system at Collins Digital Imaging, a full-service commercial print shop and digital photography studio.


NAMPA—Böwe Bell + Howell has reached an agreement with Pioneer Newspapers to install a second Action Notes labeling machine here. The first Pioneer facility to commit to this front page, "sticky note" advertising vehicle was the regional printing facility, Bear River Publishing, in Preston, ID.


DECATUR—Huston Patterson Printers, a package printer, has installed its second 64˝ KBA Rapida 162A sheetfed press with inline aqueous coating tower. The new press is a six-color; its sister press, installed in October 2001, is a seven-color with UV and aqueous coating capability.

DES PLAINES, IL—Des Plaines Publishing, a web printer of newspapers, newsletters and publications, recently installed a Vijuk 321-T saddle stitcher, distributed by Vijuk Equipment.

ROCKFORD—The Rockford Register Star purchased an Elettra automatic blanket wash system from IMC America at the recent NEXPO show.


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