PORT ST. LUCIE, FL—Fred Fetzner, owner of Tiger Tale Publications, says he was looking to gain production speed and savings in deciding to install a Fujifilm Saber Vx-9600 violet-laser CTP system from Enovation Graphic Systems. The shop added the platesetter, along with an Epson 10000 proofer, as part of an expansion that also included a new Heidelberg heatset web press and a 12,000-square-foot plant addition. (

HOLLAND, OH—Metzgers, a full-service graphic arts company, has completed a five-month, $800,000 capabilities upgrade program that included adding a Screen (USA) PlateRite 4000 CTP system driven by the Trueflow PDF workflow system and outputting Spekta screening. The company also installed a Matchprint Digital Doc12 and Digital Wide color proofing system from Kodak Polychrome Graphics. (

ROCHESTER, NY—Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has been granted 17 additional U.S. patents in 2003 for its Digimaster printing technology. The new patents are on top of the more than 40 patents the company had already received for its black-and-white printing product line and the more than 200 U.S. patent applications that are currently pending. (

CLEVELAND—Seeking to offer high-quality, low-cost printing, Great Lakes Companies has invested in a NexPress 2100 digital color production system and Quickmaster DI Pro digital press, both from Heidelberg. (

BRAINTREE, MA—The local Sir Speedy claims to be the first quick printer in New England to install a Xerox Docucolor iGen3 digital production press. According to management, the shop is the third-busiest franchise nationwide. (

MIDDLETOWN, OH—Looking to complement its medium- and long-run capabilities while improving delivery time, Alliance Printing & Mailing Service has installed a four-color Ryobi DI-Xtra digital press, developed by Presstek Inc. The company is targeting runs of 100 to 25,000 copies. (

NEVADA CITY, CA—Originally formed as an in-house graphic arts department for a division of Tektronix, LectraMedia has grown into a 30-employee, primarily digital print shop producing short runs and variable data printing. After being offered a free trial unit, the company recently purchased two Heidelberg Digimaster 9110 print systems as replacements for equipment from another manufacturer. (

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