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ACROSS the nation

January 2005

PHOENIX—Harte Bindery & Mailing recently added a TD 66 Stahlfolder with continuous feed and a Stahl digital folder. The new postpress systems are being used to finish brochures and other general commercial materials. Since the installation, capacity at Harte Bindery has doubled.


IRVINE—Mini-Mailers has changed its name to MMi. It has also launched its Digital Color Direct Mail department. Using Web-to-print technology, MMi will offer integrated services from design to mailing in one process. MMi began as a one-man operation in 1986. It now employs 150 at two locations.

LOS ANGELES—Cenveo Anderson Lithograph has purchased a six-unit Mitsubishi Diamond 16 MAX commercial web offset press. The single-web press configuration with a shaftless drive system also includes a pinless combination folder and pinless former folder.


GUILFORD—Seamus Lonergan, president of prepress house Allied Color, reports the company has changed its name to Allied Premedia Solutions.


Miami—The largest minority-owned full-service printing operation in the U.S. is continuing its expansion. Colonial Press International (CPI), a web and sheetfed commercial facility, has installed a new Muller Martini BravoPlus saddlestitching system.

SUNRISE—Del Val Publishing has acquired a Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 74-DI press, a B-20 Stahlfolder and a Polar 92X cutter.


CHICAGO—Artpol Printing has installed a two-color Heidelberg GTO press and a Quicksetter 400 with plate processor. The new equipment is producing books, newsletters and catalogs.

EAST DUNDEE—Gatherite Bindery and Hi-Kaliber Printing, both located here, have merged to form Reed-Parker Inc. Terry Reed, owner and founder of Gatherite Bindery, will serve as the new company's president and Gary Parker will be general manager.

Valmeyer—MAR Graphics has purchased a Nipson VaryPress 400 digital production press that's integrated in-line with a Hunkeler Variweb finishing line. This acquisition will help the full-service direct mail, forms and labels company handle increased printing volumes, as well as streamline operations.


ROCKVILLE—The Rockville Chamber of Commerce presented its 2004 Business of the Year award to direct mail services provider EU Services. The printer also received the Business Philanthropy Award from the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.


HOLLISTON—Direct marketing and fulfillment solutions provider W.A. Wilde Co. has launched Wilde Direct, a full-service creative agency that will deliver strategic communications in all direct response media. The agency will be run as an independent unit, and will also provide support for W.A. Wilde's existing client base. Wilde has tapped Tammy Casserly to act as president for the newly formed agency.


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