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ACROSS the nation

June 2003
Arizona

PHOENIX—In celebration of its recent 30th anniversary, Cereus Graphics held an open house in March. Drawing a crowd of more than 250 designers and marketing communications professionals, the event provided the company with the opportunity to demonstrate its new six-color Komori Lithrone S40 sheetfed press and its new seven-color HP Indigo digital press. Upon arriving, guests were asked to sign an electronic "guest book." This data was fed directly into the HP Indigo press. Five minutes later, guests were presented a set of four personalized poster calendars, each with different imagery and colors.

california

AUBURN—A new five-color Komori Lithrone 28 has been installed at Auburn Printers.

OXNARD—Custom Printing has increased the level of its recycling activities as part of the company's Green Project. Charles Utts, director of sales, reports that Custom Printing now recycles more than 40,000 pounds of paper per month, in addition to recycling all aluminum plates and recovering silver from its film developing process. The shop also packages and returns delivery pallets to suppliers.

district of columbia

WASHINGTON, DC—The U.S. Department of Agriculture has installed a one-color Komori Sprint 28.

florida

FORT LAUDERDALE—The Sun-Sentinel reportedly is the third major newspaper in the industry to utilize collation for its Sunday FSIs. The Prim Hall FSI packaging system will be in operation by this summer and will assemble packages for the entire Sunday circulation. The packages will be stacked, palletized and sent to the field, where they will be combined with the remaining sections of the paper.

illinois

CHICAGO—Chicago Laminating is celebrating 15 years in business. In honor of this occasion, the firm has unveiled a new Website, www.chicagolam.com.

ELK GROVE VILLAGE—Wallace Bruce Offset has announced the addition of an eight-color, 40˝ Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102-8-LX UV press and a 61˝ Polar 155 cutter.

RIVER GROVE—Officials at Triton College announced that the school's graphic arts printing program is in danger of being drastically cut. Without additional support and increased attendance, the advanced sheetfed and web press classes will be eliminated, warns Ron Hawks, a member of Triton's advisory group and former instructor.

kentucky

LOUISVILLE—A new six-color, 41˝ KBA Rapida 105 sheetfed press has been installed at The Merrick Printing Co. The press features a perfector after the second unit, allowing either two-over-four printing or straight six-color printing. It also features an automated make-ready system, along with tower coater and extended delivery.
 

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