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Anniversary Open House Draws Crowd

MAULBURG, GERMANY—Approximately 250 people recently attended the anniversary open house event, “40 years of Muller Martini Presses,” in this town in southern Germany. Group Chairman Rudolf Müller, Group Divisional Manager Dr. Peter Merkli and Managing Director Dr. Jürgen Dillmann took the opportunity to thank all the guests for their long-standing relationship. Muller Martini then demonstrated two new variable-size web presses, the Alprinta and the Concepta.

Introduced at Drupa, Muller Martini’s new variable-size printing insert maximizes the format flexibility of a standard Alprinta by simply exchanging the plate and blanket cylinders, while the cartridge is still installed in the press. Also presented was the new variable cutoff PS74 large sheeter delivery for use on the Alprinta.

BCC Software’s flagship products, Mail Manager 2010 and Mail Manager 2010 LE, have earned Zone Analysis Program (ZAP) certification from the United States Postal Service (USPS). A new USPS standard, ZAP certification determines whether a presorting product complies with current USPS zone designations used in periodical mailings, and automatically assigns the correct zones using the most up-to-date zone data.

Rena Systems is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The company, based in Oaks, PA, markets its imaging systems and mailroom automation products through a nationwide network of more than 200 independent dealers.

KBA North America has certified Flint Ink ArrowStar KG for use on the company’s 74 Karat, an offset printing press optimized for short- to medium-run, four-color print jobs. ArrowStar KG is a new four-color waterless ink system specially formulated for sheetfed offset printing applications.

Superior Printing Ink held a groundbreaking ceremony recently for a new varnish manufacturing plant to be added to its central manufacturing facility in Hamden, CT. Slated to be operational by next summer, the new 12,000-square-foot varnish plant will allow Superior Printing Ink to increase its level of automation in the manufacture of lithographic printing ink.

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