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ACROSS the nation

October 2004
california

LOS ANGELES—Donahue Printing, a family owned printing company in business for 70 years, has installed a new seven-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000S sheetfed press.

WALNUT—Reinberger Printwerks reports the installation of two new two-color Heidelberg QM46 presses, as well as a new Konica Minolta digital imaging system.

florida

ORLANDO—Allegra Print and Imaging has purchased the Heidelberg Printmaster PM 52 it had been testing after an eight-month trial period. Allegra became the first shop in the U.S. to test the four-color Printmaster 52 press and has produced more than two million finished pieces since installation in November 2003.

georgia

ATLANTA—Vertis announced that 18 members of its Atlanta team received National Council of Skill Standards certification as web offset press operators. This certification acknowledges the Atlanta team's expert level performance across a wide range of technical skills.

illinois

Bensenville—Envision Graphics, a commercial sheetfed printer based here, is now using the EFI Logic SQL management information system.

CAROL STREAM—Berlin Industries has expanded its offerings to include digital and variable printing capabilities; an online procurement system known as e*merge; a collateral management system; and creative services. The company's new identity includes a new logo and brand statement. It has also purchased two HP Indigo 3000 digital presses.

SAINT CHARLES—Trader Publishing's location here has added one DGM 430 four-high, two rebuilt Goss SSC folders and three consoles. Trader Publishing prints its own in-house magazine and tabloid-style publications. All of the DGM presses will be used for cold web printing on newsprint and premium grades, and will almost exclusively be four-color printing.

indiana

GREENFIELD—The Daily Reporter has purchased two DGM 430 four-highs and one DGM 1030 folder. The Daily Reporter is a Monday through Saturday newspaper with a circulation of 11,600. The printing plant of The Daily Reporter is also a commercial printing facility, running three shifts. Additional newspapers and commercial jobs will be run on the DGM presses.

Munster—Lithographic Communications recently added a four-color Heidelberg Printmaster PM 74 press with dryer, automatic blanket washers and prepress interface. The company is using the new press to produce newsletters, brochures, newspaper inserts and direct-mail advertising materials. Since the installation in August, the press has produced more than one million impressions. The general commercial shop is family owned and operated and houses 48 employees. Lithographic was founded in 1988.

maryland

BELTSVILLE—Employees of Todd Allen Printing received a Bridge Builders Award from the Partners for Livable Communities for their work and support for Americans All, a national social sciences resource program that teaches democratic principles.
 

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