ACROSS the nationMarch 2003
PISCATAWAY—Folding carton company Arko Paper Products has installed a Heiber & Schröder WP1100 window patching machine that was purchased from Independent Machinery.
HICKORY—Catawba Valley Community College has launched its new Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology (GAIT) associate degree program with donations of more than $20,000 worth of equipment from North Carolina printers and industry support companies. Deluxe Printing donated a 32˝ commercial paper cutter manufactured by Michael Miracle. Hickory Graphics donated a one-color Multigraphics offset press. Also, Scans Etc. donated a graphic arts camera, color registration equipment used in the prepress process and a film processor.
LINCOLNTON—B.J. Printing is now doing business as North State Media Management. The company reports its new name, logo, mission statement and visual identity better reflects its business strategy and expanded product and service offerings.
CLEVELAND—Watt Printers has implemented Printcafe's PSI print management system to create an integrated information system throughout its operation. The printer operates a fully digital, direct-to-plate prepress operation.
WOOSTER—The Wooster Daily Record, a subsidiary of Dix Communications, is producing saddle stitched publications with a new Muller Martini Bravo-S stitcher.
PHILADELPHIA—The Printcafe Hagen OA print management system is in service at Innovation Printing.
CARROLLTON—Lincoln Printing & Graphics has changed its name to Lincoln Press. The full-service, four-color commercial printer has also redesigned its logo, corporate graphics and Website.
DALLAS—The Finishing & Mailing Center has added a Muller Martini BravoPlus saddle stitcher, a Scitex 5120 ink-jet machine, an hhs hot-melt folder/gluing system and a seven-pocket Muller Martini 227 newspaper inserting machine to its equipment list.
SEATTLE—Emerald City Bindery recently expanded its full-service trade bindery offerings with the installation of a new Standard Horizon Speed Vac-100 three-tower collating system purchased from LDR International.
FALL CREEK—Mail Source has added finishing to its list of services with the recent installation of a Tempo saddle stitching system from Muller Martini. Before its Tempo arrived, Mail Source had concentrated on high-volume envelope chop-inserting and off-line imaging. Since the installation, the company added a trade bindery in Portage, WI, to further expand the postpress offerings it provides to its customers.
FREDERIC—Inter-County Cooperative Publishing Association has purchased a four-color Hamada B452A press from distributor Best Graphics. Also, a four-color Quad from Web Press was added to its Heidelberg web line.
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