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Pictured at the official contract signing at Kodak's ink-jet headquarters in Dayton, OH, are, from the left, Bill Schweinfurth, Kodak; John Vannucci, Kodak; Richard Davis, executive vice president, CGX; and Eric Owen, Kodak.

CGX Buys Prosper Ink-Jet Press for Color Digital Work

HOUSTON—Consolidated Graphics (CGX), headquartered here, and Kodak announced that CGX will install a Kodak Prosper 5000XL press. Powered by Kodak Stream ink-jet technology, the new color ink-jet press will reportedly provide CGX offset class quality, productivity and cost across a wide range of coated and uncoated stocks. Prosper press installations are slated to begin in the first quarter.

CALIFORNIA

SANTA CLARA—PrintPapa has been certified as a G7 Master Printer from the IDEAlliance, making it one of only five printers in the Bay Area, and about 220 nationwide, to achieve this goal.

GEORGIA

GAINESVILLE—Premier Georgia Printing and Labels, a sheetfed offset commercial and webfed label printer, has installed a fully automated Heidelberg Suprasetter 74 MCL thermal 
platesetter. The printer operates a range of Heidelberg equipment, including its most recent addition: a four-color Speedmaster 74 with aqueous coater.

INDIANA

MUNCIE—Print and marketing communications provider CS Kern recently achieved G7 Master Printer certification by applying La Crosse Litho Supply’s ColorLink color assurance program.

MARYLAND

PRINCE FREDERICK—DirectMail.com, a provider of integrated direct marketing solutions, was selected by the Direct Marketing Association of Washington (DMAW) as the 2009 Vendor of the Year. The DMAW recognized the firm’s nearly 40-year history and the leadership shown by partners Kirk Swain and Robert Salta.

MINNESOTA

CHASKA—Maximum Graphics, a Consolidated Graphics network company, has achieved G7 Master Printer status with the help of La Crosse Litho.

NEW JERSEY

BELLMAWR—”Construction Equipment Guide” has selected Evergreen Printing to print four regional newspapers, specialty publications and a quarterly magazine with nationwide coverage on construction equipment and industry news.

NORTH CAROLINA

ASHEVILLE—Genova Diagnostics recently installed a Ricoh Pro C900 digital imaging system, which replaced two color copiers. Genova issues several thousand reports for clinicians, often 30 to 40 pages in length, on a monthly basis.

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