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ACROSS the nation

October 2003

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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