ACROSS the nationJanuary 2003
SAINT LOUIS—Lander Binding & Finishing has purchased a 42˝ Sanwa 1060SE high-speed diecutter. The installation was performed by Independent Machinery.
FREEPORT—A new four-color Komori Lithrone 28 has been installed at Three Star Offset.
NEW YORK CITY—Copytone Visual Communications, a 44-year-old family owned custom photo lab, digital imaging, prepress and printing company, has relocated to 8 West 38th Street. Copytone has signed a 15-year lease at this location, which gives the company 50 percent more space.
ROCHESTER—Monroe Litho is up-and-running with Printcafe's Logic SQL print management system.
HICKORY—Catawba Valley Community College will enroll students this spring in its new Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology (GAIT) associate degree program. The GAIT associate degree gives students technical and hands-on experience. Local printers had actually approached the college for help in preparing and finding workers for the printing industry.
CLEVELAND—Dempsey Printing was awarded a Gold Trophy at the recent 2002 Design of the Times competition. The company was honored for its EZeasel countertop display for OfficeMax featuring Canon copiers.
SEBRING—MPI Label Systems has installed the latest generation of the smart tag, ticket and label production system manufactured by Melzer GmbH and distributed by Innovative Equipment.
LANCASTER—Acorn Press has implemented Printcafe's Hagen OA print management system.
PHILADELPHIA—Pearl Pressman Liberty Communications Group has installed a 40˝ Mitsubishi Model 3F-16 press featuring a tower coater, extended delivery, automated plate changing and Mitsubishi's Delta dampening system. This is the seventh Mitsubishi press for Pearl Pressman.
MANASSAS—Commercial printer Lake Lithograph has signed a deal to implement "THE System" business management software from CRC Information Systems. Lake Lithograph will implement a fully integrated software solution including commercial estimating and e-commercial quotation entry modules.
CUDAHY—Reminder Printing has purchased a four-color Hamada B452A press from distributor Best Graphics.
EAU CLAIRE—Johnson Litho Graphics has installed a six-color Komori System 20 half-size web press.
LITTLE CHUTE—JP Graphics has made several purchases from Heidelberg. The new equipment includes a two-color Printmaster 74 perfector, a Prosetter 74 CTP system and the Meta Dimension workflow system.
WAUNAKEE, WI—Suttle-Straus has installed a half-size Mitsubishi Diamond 8 six-unit web press and a 40˝ 3F-16 six-color sheetfed press, representing an investment of more than $6 million.
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