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ACROSS the nation

February 2003

PENNSAUKEN—A new Tigra perfect binding system from Muller Martini has been added to McCormick's Bindery. The binder can produce up to 3,600 soft cover books per hour.

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OCEANSIDE—The Printcafe Logic SQL print management system has been implemented by Printcraft Graphics.

PALMYRA—The Paul T. Freund Co., a specialty printer of candy boxes and department store boxes, has added another Kluge EHD.

SYRACUSE—Dellas Graphics, a commercial printer and mailer, recently installed Printcafe's PSI print management system.


COLUMBUS—Old Trail Printing has expanded its bindery capacity with a new Bravo T/S saddle stitching system from Muller Martini. Old Trail Printing took its name from its original location on The National Old Trail—Route 40 in Columbus. It is a full-service commercial printer, employing a work force of more than 100.

DUBLIN—Vincent Graphics has installed a six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster 74 press with an in-line coating tower. The second-generation commercial printing, direct mail, fulfillment and e-commerce company was founded in 1968.

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COLUMBIA—Crowson Stone Printing reports a 50 percent reduction in paper waste during makeready and a one-third decrease in makeready time through its use of Heidelberg's Prinect workflow solutions. The shop is using Heidelberg's Prinect PrepressInterface and ImageControl systems to support its new 10-color, 40˝ Speedmaster perfecting press. With these systems in place, Crowson Stone was able to reduce the stock required for 10-unit, two-sided perfecting makeready to an average of less than 300 sheets.

EASLEY—An automated Osako 368AS saddle stitcher was purchased by Martin Printing from North American distributor Best Graphics.

GREENWOOD—The Index-Journal has purchased a new Goss Community press for increased color capacity in its daily newspaper of the same name. The press reportedly was chosen for its reputation for shorter-run newspapers and the simplicity of its operation. The single-width Goss Community for The Index-Journal will be installed in March and has two four-high towers, one two-high unit and four mono units. It is also equipped with hydraulic paper roll lifts, motorized register for four-highs, remote compensation for the four-high units, 50˝ roll stands and a quarter folder.


HOUSTON—Earth Color has implemented the Printcafe PSI print management system.

MCALLEN—Freedom Communications recently placed an order for a Goss Universal 45 for its newspaper The Monitor. The press will be used to print the daily editions of The Monitor.


NORFOLK—AmeriComm has acquired, a division of High Tech Data Services. The acquisition will reportedly allow AmeriComm, a full-service direct marketing and communications company, to supply advertisers and direct mailers with an easy, online count and order system for residential mailing lists with state-of-the-art mapping capabilities. AmeriComm has five locations across the United States.

SPRINGFIELD—Gannett Offset has signed an order for the final phase of a comprehensive enhancement program from Goss International to upgrade its existing presses. The project involves the installation of Goss digital inker page packs and Goss press controls across Gannett Offset's fleet of presses. This latest order from Gannett Offset is for the installation of digital inkers on its Goss Colorliner press. The press was the first Goss Colorliner in the U.S., originally installed in 1988.


KENOSHA—Badger Press has purchased a Duplo System 4000 bookletmaker from Best Graphics.

MENOMONEE FALLS—Postal Solutions, a marketing production firm, has announced a new company name. Proven Direct marks the formal launch of its newest services—variable imaging and online marketing. According to the company, the word "postal" defined the company solely as a mailing house. The Proven Direct name, accompanied by the tagline "Your Marketing Solutions Group," will apply immediately in electronic communications. The company reports it has also launched a new Website at

MILWAUKEE—A two-color, 20x28˝ Sakurai 272EPIIL perfector press has been installed by the Milwaukee County Transit System.

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