ACROSS the nation


Gaithersburg—Signature Book Printing has added a Muller Martini AmigoPlus perfect binding system to enhance its softcover book production capabilities.


EDEN PRAIRIE—Challenge Printing and NuQuest Print Solutions have announced the installation of its 21st press—an eight-color, 10˝ Webtron X-10 in-line flexographic tag and label press from PCMC.

MINNETONKA—Wallace W. Carlson Co., based here, and Munson Printing, of Red Wing, MN, have joined forces to create a new organization. The expanded company will be headquartered at the Carlson facility. Both companies were founded in 1931.

SAINT PAUL—Impressions Inc. has purchased a six-color, 40˝ Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 press with coating unit and extended delivery.


SAINT LOUIS—Saint Louis Lithographing, a label and specialty packaging printer based here, 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 2003 and up and running in early December.


Omaha—commercial and business forms printer United States Checkbook has signed a deal to implement THE System business management software from CRC Information Systems.

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FARMINGDALE—Eagle Gold Stamping has purchased a Bobst SP Evoline 102-E Autoplaten diecutter and a SP 102-BMA Autoplaten foil stamper.

UTICA—Brodock Press has partnered with Advanced Digital Services to provide its clients with digital asset management services.

WOODSTOCK—A new two-color Komori Sprint 26 sheetfed press is now in operation at Playbill Inc.


LANCASTER—Engle Printing and Publishing is preparing for the installation of a new Tensor T400BE series web press system. The 16-unit Tensor T400BE press and two Tensor H-50 jaw folders will be configured as four two-high arrangements and two four-high towers.

PITTSBURGH—Alliance Press currently has 20 printing units on its Goss Community press line, 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 completed this fall.

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