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ACROSS the nation

October 2003

GARDENA—Southwest Offset Printers has purchased a 28-unit DGM 430 press. The purchase also includes two DGM 1035 folders.

IRVINE—The Graphics Industry Council held its third annual "Shoot for the Cure" golf tournament in August. Over 125 executives from regional graphic arts industry-related firms teed off to help raise $40,000 for the City of Hope Cancer Center.

LA VERNE—Layton Printing, an 18-year-old, family owned firm, has purchased a Mitsubishi Diamond 3000LS sheetfed press. The four-color, 40˝ machine is Layton Printing's first Mitsubishi press. The company specializes in the design and printing of unique, full-color business cards, notepads and postcards.


CLERMONT—Sprint is remaking printed phone books distributed in central Florida after learning the cover art could be sending the wrong message. The phone book in south Lake County features the magenta petals of the opium-bearing poppy, the flower used to make heroin. A Sprint spokeswoman says the picture was chosen from stock art for its color and attractiveness. The distributed books will not be recalled.


ADDISON, IL—Singles Plus Printing has purchased a Duplo System 4000 collator/bookletmaker from Best Graphics.

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS—RT Associates has purchased a Duplo System 4000 collator/bookletmaker from distributor Best Graphics.

CAROL STREAM—On-demand printer Copresco recently installed a digitally automated Standard Horizon BQ-270 perfect binding system, an HT-70 three-knife trimmer, a second Scott index tape diecutting and laminating system, and new edge reinforcing equipment.

WHEELING—Segerdahl Graphics has announced the addition of its new Nordstrom "Applied & Dried" in-line UV system, aimed at penetrating the point-of-purchase (POP) and packaging markets.


LENEXA—The Personal Marketing Corp. (TPMC), a provider of personalized marketing materials for real estate professionals, has purchased two Xerox DocuColor iGen3 digital production presses to expand the breadth of full-color, personalized marketing applications for its 75,000 real estate clients nationwide. TPMC currently prints 4 million personalized pieces per month.


BATON ROUGE—Moran Printing will implement a fully integrated software solution from CRC Information Systems, including Commercial Estimating, Kitting and Dynamic Scheduling modules, as well as CRC's complete Web-based software suite.


SALISBURY—A six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 74 press with coating unit and extended delivery, along with a Stahl USA B26 folder, is now in operation at Atlantic & Hastings.


BOSTON—Charles River Publishing has purchased a DGM 430 four-high addition. This purchase represents the second DGM press currently running at the publication printer.


FENTON—Garlich Printing has installed a Heidelberg Stitchmaster ST 400 saddle stitcher.

SAINT LOUIS—Allegro Digital Printing has changed its name to KPEX-Digital Print Marketing & Distribution, part of the Kohler Print Group.

Label and specialty packaging printer St. Louis Lithographing has purchased an eight-color, 56˝ KBA Rapida 142 sheetfed press with in-line coating and UV drying capabilities. The press is scheduled to be delivered in late October and up and running in early December.


LEWISTOWN—News-Argus Printing has expanded its bindery department with a Standard Horizon SPF-11 stitcher/trimmer, pairing it with a Horizon VAC collator.

new jersey

PENNSAUKEN—A third Bobst Foilmaster SP-102 has been installed at Lehigh Lithographers.

South Plainfield—Colorful Story Books has announced the addition of a new BravoPlus saddle stitching system from Muller Martini.

new york

MASPETH—Shuttle Printing has purchased a 12-unit DGM 430 press and a DGM 1035 folder. The purchase is an add-on to current press lines, and installation was completed in July.


DAYTON—Label printer Hooven-Dayton has signed a deal to implement THE System from CRC Information Systems.


JESSUP—A new six-color Komori Lithrone 40 has been installed at Keystone Printed Specialties.

LEHIGHTON—Times News has implemented THE System business management software from CRC Information Systems.


KNOXVILLE—Alliance Press, a user of Goss equipment for its entire 24-year history, has one Goss Community press line that is capable of running two separate products into its two folders. It currently has 20 printing units, but has decided to upgrade the press with two additional four-high towers that will provide it with a total of 28 units. The installation is due to be complete this fall.


DALLAS—Padgett Printing President and CEO David Torok gave Santa a ride in his Christmas-red Dodge Viper to the company's annual "Christmas in July" event at the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. This is the fourth year Padgett has sponsored Santa for the event.

LUBBOCK—The Printing & Related Services Department of Texas Tech University has added a Muller Martini Presto saddle stitching system to its bindery.

west Virginia

MARTINSBURG—The Regional Printing Institute (RPI) has announced a new training program for national customer service certification that is set to begin this fall. RPI has forged a partnership with the Society for Service Professionals in Printing (SSPP) to conduct this class.

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