ROCHESTER, NY—Following the conclusion of an extensive testing process, NexPress Solutions and Pantone Inc. jointly announced that the NexPress 2100 digital production color press has become the first digital press in its class to be Pantone licensed. The licensing process involved mapping out the correct values for colors, measuring printed targets and testing to create the best representations of PANTONE colors. (

BOSTON—Copy Cop, a printing and imaging services company, has purchased a Xerox DocuColor iGen3 digital production press. It expects the new press to help increase overall revenues by at least 15 percent. (

IRVINE, CA—Orange County Printing (OCP), a member of the Kelmscott Communications network, has rolled out the Veritas Imaging Solution, a suite of integrated digital imaging technologies intended to improve front-end processing, proofing and plating of customer files. The open-architecture workflow system is comprised of five technology components—Insite soft proofing, Spectrum digital proofing, SQUAREspot imaging, thermal plates and Staccato screening—primarily from Creo Inc. (

CLEVELAND—Ross Printing has become the first installation site for the new Kodak Polychrome Graphics DirectPress 5034 DI system. Charles Kim, vice president of finance and new business development, led an eight-month search that ended in the purchase of the direct imaging press. (

ROCHESTER, NY—Heidelberg and Formscan Inc. announced they are collaborating to integrate Formscan’s verification control products into Heidelberg’s Digimaster print systems. The camera-based systems are said to collect job data in real-time and deliver workflow status reports, giving users greater control over document integrity. In a related move, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is expanding its technology portfolio to include direct marketing solutions from the Schober Information Group AG (Schober). Providing “intelligent address” data reportedly will be one of the main areas of focus, with Schober assessing addresses in terms of business potential and risks. Other services to be offered include direct market training, analysis of potentially important customers and evaluation of the competition in a given region. (

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