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SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA—California Polytechnic State University now can give is students training on the Indigo TurboStream six-color digital offset press, thanks to a donation from Indigo N.V. Dr. Harvey Levenson, head of the school’s Graphic Communication Department, commended the manufacturer for officially joining Cal Poly as a “Partner in Education.” (

SPARTANBURG, SC—Altman Printing has been designated a Certified Microsoft Publisher 2002 Service Bureau. The certification process required the company to develop a specialty in outputting and printing electronic document files from the software program. (

PITTSBURGH—Presstek is helping the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) renew its commitment to being a premier resource to the graphic arts through its Center for Imaging Excellence (CIE). In return, GATF has rededicated the center in the name of Robert Howard. Howard founded Presstek and is associated with the development of dot matrix and laser printers, as well as on-press direct imaging (DI) technology.

To help update the center, Presstek will be installing its Dimension CTP system and has contributed “significant funds” towards updating the facility with the latest prepress technologies.

In addition, Xerox and C.P. Bourg have installed a DocuTech Book Factory system in GATF’s training facility. The system features the DocuTech 2000 series digital printer teamed with the C.P. Bourg BBF 2005 perfect binder and BDFX automated bookletmaker. (

FAIRFIELD, ME—Graphic Color Service (GCS) has installed an Indigo UltraStream 2000 digital offset color press at its headquarters. The company also reports that its Digital Color Service division has opened a third digital photography studio, this one in Portland, ME. In addition, GCS has launched a Website development division called TeamWeb. (

ITASCA, IL—Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. has sold its 400th PictroProof two-page digital color proofer in the U.S. market. The device is based on the manufacturer’s proprietary thermal development and transfer technology, which uses CMYK donor material and receiver paper to simulate commercial printing ink and stock. (

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