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January 2003

PHOENIX—Vision Graphics has staked a claim to being the first printer in Arizona to offer stochastic/FM screening capabilities. The shop uses what it says is a "proprietary" process, called Visiccato, but it is based on Creo's SquareSpot imaging technology. "We've revolutionized our four-color printing capabilities by adding the Visiccato printing process to our services," asserts Linda Enright, company president and CEO. (

YORK, PA—Sheetfed printer York Graphic Services has upgraded its digital prepress department by introducing a Creo Trendsetter 3244 CTP system, Kodak Polychrome Graphics' Sword thermal plates and a Kodak Approval XP digital proofing system. (

LAS VEGAS—It took eight months of exhaustive research by numerous company officials and manufacturing staff before Gill's Printing & Color Graphics was ready to commit to a CTP solution, management reports. The actual transition in production was done in about a week, however, once the new PlateRite 4000II four-up thermal platesetter from Screen (USA) hit the floor, says Victor Gill, president and CEO. (

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL—Screen (USA) has initiated an e-learning resource to facilitate skills advancement among new and current operators of its Trueflow PDF workflow solution. The self-loading program runs on PC and Macintosh platforms, which don't need to be connected to the Trueflow server. Information is presented in the same order as a typical Trueflow job by default, but users also have the option of selecting specific topics from the index. (

CLEVELAND—Watt Printers has implemented an e-procurement system to provide customers online access to its services, from sales through distribution. (

MIAMI—Colonial Press International is known for being one of the largest minority-owned commercial printers in the U.S. It marked its 50th year in business by making several major acquisitions, including an eight-page PlateRite 8600 thermal platesetter from Screen (USA). (


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