KANSAS CITY, MO—Prepress company Krug Litho Art reportedly has experienced a 300 percent increase in network performance since implementing SAN (storage area network) technology. The system supports some 20 workstations and is based on SANsymphony software from DataCore Software in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Krug Litho specializes in serving local and national customers in the catalog and fashion industries. (

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. (

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