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New England Printer Makes First Move

FITCHBURG, MA—Boutwell, Owens & Co., a 116-year-old manufacturer of custom-printed paperboard packaging, has ordered the first Mitsubishi Diamond 3000TP Tandem Perfector in the United States. The company expects to take delivery of the 10-color, 40˝ machine in March 2004 and have it operational by the following month. It features a unique streamlined Translink unit that neither turns the sheet over nor changes the gripper edge from the front of the sheet to the tail. The front side of the sheet is printed after the reverse side, with accurate registration maintained on both sides.

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SAN LUIS OBISPO—Concluding more than a year-and-a-half of preparation, including a site visit by a team of industry and education experts, Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department received national accreditation, becoming one of only three graphic arts programs nationwide to receive this distinction. The Accreditation Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications (ACCGC) made the recommendation.

TEMECULA—Mike Robinson, owner of Maurice Printers, has announced the company is changing its name to Robinson Printing. The company’s new name speaks to the nearly 80 years that the Robinson family has been in the printing industry.

WESTLAKE VILLAGE—Copy-rite Printing has changed its name to CR Print to reflect the company’s move into Internet-based ordering, color printing and digital workflow.

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DENVER—A five-color Komori Lithrone 28 press is now in operation at Ross Printing & Marketing.

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FOREST PARK—Forest Printing has installed a two-color Komori Sprint GS 28 perfector.

HARWOOD HEIGHTS—FCL Graphics, a web and sheetfed facility, has ordered another six-color Roland 700 press. The system will replace an older MAN Roland model that achieved almost 300 million impressions.

ROCKFORD—The Register Star (73,000 daily, 86,000 Sunday) has selected KBA’s Colora variable-width technology with five towers and 40 printing couples. Included in the purchase are six Pastostar reelstands, one folder superstructure with five formers and one double-jaw folder (system 2:3:3). The Register Star will add to its existing facility to make room for the new equipment.

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