New Goss Web for Signature
BOULDER, CO—Signature Offset, a coldset web offset publication printing specialist with seven U.S. locations, has ordered a new Goss press to anchor a soon-to-open eighth site. The four-tower Community SSC press and N-40 folder with quarterfold capabilities will be installed at an undisclosed East Coast location this summer. Signature Offset serves publishers, producing a complete range of product formats and sizes on newsprint and uncoated stocks.
Printer Charged with Dumping
AURORA, CO—A printer here and a Denver man who purchased a semi-trailer from him have been indicted for allegedly violating Colorado's hazardous waste disposal laws, according to the Denver Post. Maurice Rockney Weiss, who operated Accupress Printing, and Richard Wilner have been accused of ditching the hazardous materials via a roll-off Dumpster. Weiss sold Wilmer the trailer while it still contained hazmats.
RRD Reaps Education Contract
CHICAGO—RR Donnelley (RRD) has been awarded a $375 million, multiyear agreement to provide college textbook printing, graphic management and other services to Cengage Learning. RR Donnelley will help the publisher deliver highly-customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, instructors, students and libraries under brands that include Brooks/Cole, Course Technology, Delmar, Gale, Heinle, Schirmer, South-Western and Wadsworth.
Bennett Nets Debut Installation
TUCKER, GA—The first U.S. implementation of Heidelberg's Prinect interface with EFI's Monarch print production and management solution from EFI recently went live at Bennett Graphics here. The company is using the linkage to facilitate fast, accurate machine setups and harness real-time production data from its Heidelberg presses, based on the bidirectional exchange of JDF/JMF presets and job costing information between the company's existing Prinergy workflow, Prinect Pressroom Manager and its Monarch MIS.
Domtar Closing MI Paper Mill
MONTREAL—Domtar Corp. announced it will permanently close its coated groundwood paper mill in Columbus, MI. The mill currently has 219 employees. Operations are expected to cease by the end of April. The Domtar coated groundwood paper mill has an annual production capacity of 238,000 tons of coated groundwood.