Cal Poly Dedicates New Sheetfed Press

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA—Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department received the donation of a new Heidelberg four-color Speedmaster CD 74 press to commemorate the 60th anniversary of its establishment. The perfecting press with anilox coater and Prinect system—which was a gift from Heidelberg USA—will introduce the newest sheetfed technology to Cal Poly students, said Harvey Levenson, head of the department. It will be used in sheetfed printing classes and as part of the department’s student-run company, University Graphic Systems (UGS).

To better serve the graphic communications market, sales training consultancy 2WIN! Global has entered into a business relationship with industry veteran Ron Kendig, of WinningStance Corp. Kendig previously held a number of executive and technical positions with Xerox and Heidelberg.

EFI has appointed Chet Pribonic to the post of senior vice president and general manager of its VUTEk super-wide format, ink-jet printer line. Pribonic has been charged with introducing more automation into the printing process.

Tim Sawyer has joined xpedx, based in Loveland, OH, as vice president of marketing for graphics. A 30-year graphic arts veteran, he was formerly Eastman Kodak’s director of prepress consumables in Asia.

Tensor Group has named Fred Rudder to the position of Southeast sales representative. He will work in conjunction with the company’s dealer, Rick Boate of Offset Web Systems, to cover the 12-state southeastern territory.

Mohawk Fine Papers has issued a call for entries for its Mohawk Show 8 competition, which is open to printed pieces produced in whole or in part on the manufacturer’s papers. Pieces must be submitted by May 31. Visit for more information.

Enabled by its acquisition of select assets from Prospect Smarter, Printable Technologies is adding personalized URLs (PURLs), microsites and other marketing campaign tools to its Web-to-print workflow and variable data printing solutions.

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