HANOVER PARK, IL—The Graphic Systems Div. of Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. and Chromaticity Inc. have formed a “strategic alliance” in order to provide a more complete color management solution. Services to be offered by the companies include process evaluation, ICC workflow installation and implementation, and training, along with distribution of color management products. (

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY—The organizers of IMPRINTA, the International Trade Fair for Pre-media and Cross-media Publishing, announced the event is being rescheduled to take place in 2006 instead of 2003. “Since crucial names in the industry decided not to participate in IMPRINTA 2003, the trade show cannot be realized with the planned international scope. Therefore, we have decided to take this action,” explained Dr. Manfred Kotschedoff, division director of Messe Düsseldorf. To fill in the gap for the regional market, a trade exhibition geared toward the German print and media industries will now be held concurrently with BVDM’s (German Printing and Media Industries Federation) print and media congress in February 2003. (

WÜRZBURG, GERMANY—Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) has signed a multi-year contract with Vancouver-based Creo Inc. pertaining to on-press thermal technology. KBA has agreed to have Creo be its exclusive supplier of thermal imaging heads for the 74 Karat digital color offset press. In addition, Creo has agreed to develop software and hardware for future application by KBA in the digital printing market. The agreement is effective through December 31, 2004. ( /

BLOOMINGTON, IN—StaffingTools Inc. has introduced an online testing and training program for graphic arts companies. The program gives subscribers unlimited access to its prepress and Web development library of training modules for software applications. Courses are designed to allow users to work at their own pace and sign on for training as time allows. (

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