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CHATTANOOGA, TN—Artistic Color Graphics has tripled its prepress productivity with the installation of a Fujifilm Quattro flatbed color scanner and a Saber Luxel Vx-9600 CTP platesetter, reports Scott Spaulding, one of the company’s partners. “We dragged our feet in getting into this area (CTP) because we wanted to see the technology mature a little bit before committing,” Spaulding explains. (www.fujifilm.com)

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA—Electronics for Imaging and Xerox Corp. announced the donation of a Fiery EX2000d server with Fiery Graphic Arts Package and a Xerox DocuColor 2060 digital color press to California Polytechnic State University’s Graphic Communication Department. (www.efi.com/www.xerox.com)

VALHALLA, NY—Enovation Graphic Systems, a Fujifilm company, has signed a reseller agreement with Xerox Corp. to sell the latter’s line of high-end digital color presses in the graphic arts market. Enovation will immediately begin selling Xerox DocuColor 2045, 2060 and 6060 digital color presses to commercial printers and prepress companies. (www.enovationgraphics.com/ www.xerox.com)

ROCHESTER, NY—Creo Inc. donated a Trendsetter VLF thermal computer-to-plate (CTP) system and the Prinergy workflow management system to the Rochester Institute of Technology. (www.rit.edu/www.creo.com)

ROCHESTER, NY—In order to provide a wider choice of paper, NexPress has introduced a Solutions Substrate Qualification Program targeted at paper manufacturers and distributors. Once qualified, substrates are listed in the NexPress 2100 press substrate catalog. Each substrate script instructs the press on the proper amount of NexPress DryInk to use for each impression. The latest scripts can be downloaded directly from the manufacturer’s Website. (www.nexpress.com)

SEATTLE—Seattle Book, a digital publisher, and Fidlar Doubleday, a provider of digitally printed materials, have teamed up to enable their customers to efficiently publish and distribute both e-books and print-on-demand books. The same files and information used by Seattle Book for conversion, distribution and promotion of e-books can be sent automatically to Fidlar Doubleday for output from a wide selection of print-on-demand options, says Tom Burkhardt, general manager of Fidlar Doubleday. (www.seattlebook.com/www.fidlardoubleday.com)

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