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ACROSS the nation

April 2003
CALIFORNIA

CARLSBAD—The Quebecor World location here has installed a six-color Komori Lithrone 40.

CITY OF INDUSTRY—Printcafe's PSI print management system is now in use at Pacific Graphics.

georgia

ATLANTA—Graphic Response has implemented Printcafe's Hagen OA print management system.

illinois

CHICAGO—Rider Dickerson is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2003. It has expanded its facility over the last two years with the addition of a six-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi press with tower coater, computer-to-plate capabilities and Spectrum digital Matchprint.

CICERO—E&D Web has successfully implemented the Printcafe Hagen OA print management system.

OAKLAWN—Insert printer Atlantic Press has purchased a Tensor single-width press system consisting of three T400BE four-high towers. The new system will replace existing Goss Magnum units.

indiana

INDIANAPOLIS—Litho Press celebrated its 50th anniversary and installed a new six-unit, 41˝ MAN Roland 700 press.

WOODBURN—Sipe Steel Rule Die has purchased a 41˝ Sanwa 1060SE diecutter from Independent Machinery.

iowa

IOWA CITY—A six-color Komori Lithrone 40 is now up-and-running at Tru Art Color Graphics.

LOUISANA

METAIRIE—Expanding on a capital investment program that included the purchase of a press and a folder, Franklin Southland Printing has installed a new Presto saddle stitching system from Muller Martini. The company says it replaced a Minuteman finishing unit.

minnesota

NORTH MANKATO—Corporate Graphics Commercial, a division of Taylor Corp., has become one of the first facilities in the U.S. to produce saddle stitched books with the new BravoPlus with AMRYS from Muller Martini.

SAINT CLOUD—Continental Press is now running a new four-color Komori Lithrone 28 perfector.

WINONA—Winona Printing has implemented the PSI print management system from Printcafe.

new hampshire

PEMBROKE—Precision Technology has gone live with the Printcafe Logic print management system. Servicing large, well-known clients throughout New York and the northeast, Precision Technology is a full-service, one-stop shop offering forms printing, lettershop, bindery and mailing services.

new jersey

ELMWOOD PARK—Reliable Envelope & Graphics has announced the installation of its second Halm SuperJet Plus offset press. The new press joins nine other offset presses at the company.

new york

CONKLIN—Matthew Bender & Co. has installed a new AmigoPlus perfect binder from Muller Martini in its production facility here. Matthew Bender is a publisher of legal analysis and case law.

ISLANDIA—NYLabel is celebrating its 125th anniversary. Established in 1878 as New York Label & Box Works, the company was an importer of pharmaceutical labels and boxes. Run by third generation family ownership, it now produces a full line of custom pressure-sensitive labels. An open house, cocktail party and golf outing are planned.

NEW YORK CITY—Team Litho announced that it recently installed a new six-color Komori Lithrone 28 press.

north carolina

GREENSBORO—Graphic Printing Services has installed a six-color Komori Lithrone S 40.

LEXINGTON—Green Printing & Packaging, a subsidiary of Chesapeake Corp., has earned ISO 9001:2000 certification. Green Printing & Packaging is a full-service printing and packaging supplier, employing more than 100 people in its 100,000-square-foot facility.

ohio

LORAIN—Mailroom workflow at the Lorain Morning Journal became more streamlined after the newspaper installed an Apollo compensating counter/stacker from Muller Martini. The Morning Journal is a daily newspaper published seven days a week and serving Lorain, Erie, Huron and western Cuyahoga counties, all west of Cleveland.

oregon

PORTLAND—Commercial printer Irwin-Hodson Co. has signed a deal to implement THE System business management software from CRC Information Systems. Irwin-Hodson will implement a fully integrated software solution, including THE System's finished goods inventory and automatic data collection modules.

pennsylvania

CRANBERRY—Plastikoil of Pennsylvania has purchased a Bobst SP 104-E Autoplaten diecutter and Media 100-II A2 folder/gluer. The company also has moved into a new 45,000-square-foot facility. Plastikoil is a family owned business specializing in book binding, finishing and carton production. It employs a staff of 55, running two shifts.

MOUNT JOY—Commercial printer Engle Printing & Publishing has purchased THE System business management software from CRC Information Systems, including THE System's commercial estimating and executive notification modules. It is a third generation printer that specializes in coldset web offset printing. Engle Printing also publishes 22 weekly newspapers and handles other specialty publications.

PHILADELPHIA—Bartash Printing has purchased a new Tensor four-high tower and two additional stacked units to be added to its existing Tensor press line. The installation will result in more than 28 Tensor units at Bartash.

rhode Island

LINCOLN—New England Printing & Graphics has installed a six-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000R perfecting press with aqueous coating tower.

south carolina

GREENVILLE—Indexx Inc., a nine-year-old printing company, recently held an open house at its 22,000-square-foot facility to show off its new capabilities after purchasing over $1.2 million worth of equipment, including a six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster press with coater and prepress equipment from Creo.

texas

IRVING—Epsilon, a full-service marketing solutions provider, has purchased a new Nipson 8000 digital production printing system. This is the first Nipson installed at Epsilon and is expected to print more than four million feet of variable direct mail documents per month. The system is a twin-engine duplex configuration.

TYLER—Knight Bindery has installed a Muller Martini AmigoPlus to produce perfect bound books.

utah

SALT LAKE CITY—Associated Foods Stores reports it has doubled its scanning productivity with the installation of Fujifilm's Quattro flatbed scanner. The in-house printing operation previously used a Howtek drum scanner.

Washington

BELLINGTON—Lithtex Northwest reports that it recently installed a two-color Komori Sprint 28 perfector.

wisconsin

MADISON—Forms Pro has added a Kansa padder and Stahl folder to its bindery, based on requests by a number of its distributors.

MT. PLEASANT—Tru Line Lithographing, a member of The Garvey Group, has added a Fuji Saber VX-9600 CTP plate recorder and related equipment enhancements. Also installed was an Epson 10000 digital proofer with Oris Color tuner and related computer software upgrades.

STEVENS POINT—Book manufacturer Worzalla Publishing has received ISO 9002:1994 certification at its manufacturing plant and fulfillment facility. It plans to upgrade to the ISO 9001:2000 standard by the end of 2003.

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