ACROSS the nation


FREDERICK—Von Hoffmann has added a Purup-Eskofot EskoScan 2636 scanner and a Muller Martini Bravo-S saddle stitcher to its manufacturing division based here.

ROCKVILLE—EU Services is part of the second phase of the United States Postal Service’s rollout of MERLIN (Mailing Evaluation Readability Lookup Instrument). It is designed as a mail verification device, checking everything from barcode readability to mail sortation levels and tray tag readability.


BOSTON—Arthur Blank Co. is up- and-running with a new four-color Komori Lithrone 40 press.

NEW BEDFORD—Command Print Solutions has installed a six-color Komori Lithrone 28.


SAINT LOUIS—Lander Binding & Finishing has purchased a 42˝ Sanwa 1060SE high-speed diecutter. The installation was performed by Independent Machinery.

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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.

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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.

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