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September 2003
VERNON HILLS, IL—Scheduling flexibility is what sets Aim Business Printers apart from other printers, asserts Richard Sussman, vice president and general manager. To support production of run lengths that vary from 500 to 1 million sheets, the shop installed a PlateRite 4000II thermal plate recorder and Trueflow PDF workflow from Screen (USA). It also implemented Screen's Spekta hybrid AM/FM screening technology. (www.screenusa.com)

NORFOLK, VA—The Virginian-Pilot (daily circulation of 200,000 copies) has purchased two Polaris X violet-laser computer-to-plate platesetters from Autologic, an Agfa Co. (www.pilotonline.com/www.agfa.com)

HOUSTON—Champagne Fine Printing is adding an HP Indigo digital printing press to assist clients in creating targeted, one-to-one marketing communication pieces. The company bills itself as a high-value commercial printer using e-tools for collaboration and management of projects over the Internet. It is a member of the Mail-Well group of companies. (www.champagneusa.com)

LITTLE ROCK, AR—Democrat Printing & Lithographing (DP&L) has extended its CTP capabilities by adding a second system from Agfa. It features a PDF-based Apogee Series3 workflow solution driving a Galileo VXT platesetter. (www.democratprinting.com)

BURLINGTON, MA—Humana Inc. in Louisville, KY, Huntington National Bank in Columbus, OH, and Imagecom in Waldwick, NJ, all recently installed Roll Systems' TwoUp System to provide roll feeding and finishing for their new Xerox DocuPrint CF continuous-form digital printers. (www.rollsystems.com)

GREENVILLE, NC—Digital printer AccuCopy is in the process of more than doubling its space by moving into a new 70,000-square-foot facility. The expansion is needed to accommodate growth in one-to-one marketing, mail fulfillment and statement rendering services. According to management, variable data was featured in more than 3 million of the 110 million total impressions the company produced last year, with the Heidelberg Digimaster 9110 print system being a key enabler of the capability. (www.accucopy.com/www.heidelberg.com)

LOUISVILLE KY—V.G. Reed & Sons, a family owned printing and fulfillment firm, has invested in an Agfa Xcalibur CTP system and two Spinjet proofing systems. "The new platemaking system doubles our prepress throughput, giving our clients even greater scheduling flexibility," says Dennis Reed, company president and CEO. (www.vgreed.com/www.agfa.com)
 

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