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Paper Signs Deal for New Press

PEORIA, IL—The Peoria Journal Star, a Copley Press property, has signed with MAN Roland for a new Geoman press to replace its current Goss letterpress system. The 42-couple, eight-web machine, earmarked to more than double the paper’s color capacity, will reside in a new 66,000-square-foot extension that’s being added to the company’s facility here.


ANAHEIM—KNI Inc., a book manufacturer, has acquired Complete Reproduction Service, a Santa Ana, CA-based book manufacturer. The two companies will operate from the KNI facility here. Additional equipment that will be added include a three-knife trimmer, Wire-O and spiral binding machines, and extensive upgrades in the electronic prepress department. Both companies were established in 1972 and now employ 85 people.

SOUTH EL MONTE—Alpha Printing has installed a five-color Komori Lithrone 28 press with coater.

STOCKTON—K/P Corp. has added high-speed Halm Jet envelope presses to both its facility here and in Seattle.


LAWRENCEVILLE—The Logic SQL print management system from Printcafe is now in use at Walton Press.


CAROL STREAM—Copresco has expanded its index tabbing operations with the installation of a second Scott diecutting and laminating system and new edge reinforcing equipment.

NAPERVILLE—Solar Communications, a provider of printing, packaging, mailing and fulfillment services, announced the expansion of its flexographic facility. The expansion into a 120,000-square-foot plant conveniently places it next door to the company’s web offset and mailing operations.

WHEELING—Segerdahl Graphics has added a state-of-the-art kitchen to its digital photo studio. Built to support Segerdahl’s growing food-based client business, the 240 square feet of workable kitchen space provides onsite cooking capabilities to help speed the photography process.


TOPEKA—Printcafe’s PSI print management system has been implemented by Mainline Printing.


ANNAPOLIS JUNCTION—GraphTec has added a Presto saddle stitching system from Muller Martini to its full-service finishing operation.

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