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emediagroup Swings Deal

GREENVILLE, SC—emediagroup, a provider of commercial printing solutions and services, has purchased certain assets of Carolina Graphic Arts, a local print provider, in an effort to bolster its local, regional and national commercial printing solutions. The deal allows emediagroup to expand its footprint, along with adding to its conventional, digital and large-format commercial printing offerings.

Anapurna M 2050 Sold to DRS

DOYLESTOWN, PA—Digital Reprographics Solutions (DRS) is the first company in North America to purchase an Anapurna M 2050 inkjet printer from Agfa Graphics. The Anapurna M 2050 is a high-speed, six-color plus white, UV-curable inkjet printer that has eight print heads, 8,192 nozzles, and the ability to print in both uni- and
bi-directional modes. It will provide DRS with expanded capabilities for color reproduction.

Glenn Takes Craftsman Helm

HOMEWOOD, AL—General commercial printer Craftsman Printing has appointed Patrick Glenn its new president. For the past five years, Glenn has been co-owner and corporate vice president, but will now assume responsibilities for all day-to-day operations of the company. Senior partner Jim Glenn will continue in his position as chairman.

Dartmouth Tap Sunday Press

HANOVER, NH—Dartmouth Printing, a web printer specializing in magazine and catalog production, will install a new nine-unit Goss Sunday 2000 web press in early 2011. Dartmouth is a member of The Sheridan Group, based in Hunt Valley, MD.

University Gets $3.99M Gift

APPLETON, WI—Lawrence University, where Paul Schmidt and his wife, Kay, attended the school’s homecoming festivities together in 1935, will receive $3.99 million courtesy of the Paul and Katherine Schmidt Trust. Paul Schmidt, who died last November at age 92, once served as CEO at the Harold F. Pitman Co., a printing industry distributor that was acquired by Agfa earlier this year. Kay Schmidt died in February 2009 at the age of 91.

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