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April 2005
EAST HAMPTON, NY—The Indigo Customer Exchange (ICE), an independent users group for owners of HP Indigo digital presses, has published an online directory of digital print providers. This "opt-in" directory contains information on nearly half of the more than 250 ICE members. Each listing includes contact information and a brief description of the kind of work the shop handles. (www.indigousers.com)

KENNESAW, GA—One year after being rolled out worldwide, the installed base of Heidelberg's Quicksetter 300E and 400E polyester computer-to-plate systems has exceeded 100 machines in the United States alone. (www.heidelberg.com)

BOULDER, CO—IBM reports that Xerox Corp. has joined the AFP Color Consortium, bringing its total membership to 18 companies. The consortium is working to bring reliability, data integrity, quality and consistency to high-volume color printing environments using the printer architecture. (www.xerox.com/ www.ibm.com/printers)

HUDSON, NH—Following it acquisition by Presstek Inc., ABDick is conducting a 15-city open house tour. Among the featured products is the Presstek-enabled and Kodak Polychrome Graphics-branded DirectPress 5334 DI digital offset press. For a complete list of cities and to register, visit www.abdick.com/events or call (800) 266-8584.

LAKE SUCCESS, NY—According to market research from Gartner Dataquest, Canon U.S.A. is the leading brand in the overall color copier category, as well as every speed segment of the black-and-white copier market in the United States. In 2004, the company reportedly had a 29.5 percent share of the color copier market and 32.5 percent share of all black-and-white devices. (www.usa.canon.com)

BOLINGBROOK, IL—Goss International has joined the CIP4 (The International Co-operation for Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress) organization as a full member. "CIP4 membership formally acknowledges that our advanced JDF-based solutions deliver optimum versatility and compatibility," says Volker Rendl, director of workflow R&D for Goss. The company says it has integrated CIP4/JDF applications across its range of commercial and newspaper products, and is now focusing on JDF-compatible interfaces for its existing double-width newspaper presses. (www.gossinternational.com)
 

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