Newspapers Cut Delivery
DETROIT—The newspaper community took another hit with the announcement that the city’s two dailies would reduce home delivery to three days a week, printing smaller editions on non-delivery days and encouraging people to get information online. David Hunke, chief executive of Detroit Media Partnership, which runs the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News, said the move would be vital in keeping the papers afloat.
Ames Buys Landmark System
SOMERVILLE, MA—Ames On-Demand will be the first company in North America to install the Xerox 980 color continuous-feed printing system. Ames On-Demand prints textbooks, lab manuals and other books for higher education publishers. The company believes the toner-based Xerox 980 will significantly expand its textbook business, as well as enable Ames On-Demand to grow into new markets.
WMSG Adds Digital Presses
DALLAS—WMSG has augmented its digital production color press arsenal with the acquisition of three more machines from the Kodak Nexpress platform: two new Kodak Nexpress S3000 digital production color presses and one existing Kodak Nexpress S2500 digital color press that was converted to a Nexpress S3000. These machines join the six existing devices at WMSG that have been upgraded over the years.
Quad Charity Donates $1M
SUSSEX, WI—The Windhover Foundation, a charitable organization funded by Quad/Graphics and the Quadracci family, has donated $1 million to food banks and meal programs in southeastern Wisconsin and six other U.S. locations where Quad/Graphics has printing facilities. The donation is in addition to the $420,000 in contributions given by the foundation to hunger-relief organizations last fall.
Visual Pak Acquires Norka
WAUKEGAN, IL—The Visual Pak Cos. has completed a deal to acquire Norka Inc., of Appleton, WI. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Norka will continue to operate in its Appleton facility and will provide Visual Pak with specialty packaging, commercial printing and custom paper conversion.