ACROSS the nation

Signing Highlights Graphic Communications Day

NEW YORK CITY—One highlight of Graphic Communications Day (GCD), held recently at Madison Square Garden, was a signing ceremony between the Association of Graphic Communications (AGC) and Fairleigh Dickinson University launching an Executive MBA in Graphic Communications degree program.


PHOENIX—O’Neil Printing, a 96-year-old company, is now running an eight-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 102 long perfector with aqueous coater. The 40˝ Speedmaster perfector—reportedly the only press of its kind in the Phoenix market—allows for four-over-four color printing in a single pass.


CHATSWORTH—S2K Graphics has celebrated its 15th anniversary. Formerly known as Signs 2000, S2K Graphics is a point-of-purchase graphics firm specializing in merchandising and promotional materials.

IRVINE—The Graphics Industry Council for City of Hope recently held its fourth annual “Shoot for the Cure” golf tournament, which raised more than $59,000 for research, treatment and education programs at City of Hope Cancer Center.

OXNARD—Custom Printing has taken steps to enhance its recycling program through the purchase of an industrial compactor to reduce the space needed to hold its weekly load of corrugated cardboard. The program is expected to quadruple the company’s monthly recycling total.


DENVER—OVS Printing recently installed an eight-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 74 perfector with coater. The new press is being used to produce brochures and catalogs. Founded in 1919, OVS Printing services local trade customers.


HARTFORD—Joseph Merritt & Co. now offers short-run color printing thanks to the installation of a Xerox iGen3 digital production press.


LARGO—Direct Mail Solutions, a division of BBF Printing Solutions, announced the purchase of an eight-color Sanden Quantum 1500XP web offset press. The purchase marks the single largest investment that BBF has made during its 44 years in business.


STONE MOUNTAIN—Wallace Graphics has added mailing to complement its existing services. The new automated mail center is located next door to Wallace. The new company, Atlanta Mailing & Fulfillment, will offer automated mailing, list management and one-to-one marketing. The company is also planning to install a four-color, 40˝ Heidelberg press in early 2005.

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