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December 2003
Komori Hosts Screening Seminar

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL—Komori America recently hosted an educational seminar on screening technologies at its demonstration facility here. The second in the press manufacturer's series of "Survivor" seminars saw printers from around the U.S. learning about screening applications. Representatives from Creo, Enovation Graphic Systems and Screen (USA) were also on hand to present their screening technologies, Staccato, Co-Res and Spekta, respectively

MBO/Muller Martini Co-host Second Open House

WESTAMPTON, NJ—Building on the success of its previous joint open house, MBO America and Muller Martini held a second, even larger event recently that also featured running equipment and product information from Creo, hhs America, H+H, KBA, Ryobi, IBM, HP Indigo, Buskro, Shuttleworth, Scitex Digital, Stralfors, Wohlenberg, Palamides, Brograma, Bowe, Imaje USA, Hohner, Theisen & Bonitz, Streamfeeder and Ehret.

Colter & Peterson Shows Off New Headquarters Location and Demo Center

PARAMUS, NJ—Now housed in the same building as the National Association for Printing Leadership, Colter & Peterson held an open house recently to show off its new executive and administrative offices, customer training area and equipment showroom.

Gans Ink & Supply has hired Tom DeBartolo to direct the Energy Curables Ink Division. As division manager, he is responsible for overseeing the sales, manufacturing and fulfillment services of UV curing products. Gans Ink & Supply recently opened a 10,000-square-foot facility in Salt Lake City dedicated exclusively to the manufacture of UV curing products. In other news, Robert (Bo) Loder has been added as a technical sales representative at the Portland, OR, branch.

Esko-Graphics and Agfa-Gevaert have signed an agreement whereby Agfa will take over all service and support obligations for Esko-Graphics' DMX platesetter and EskoNet newspaper workflow software customers and distribution partners. Under the agreement, Esko-Graphics' technical support staff for DMX platesetters will transfer to Agfa. The EskoNet software development and support teams will also transfer. In total about 20 staff members will transition.

Presstek Inc. has completed and closed on a new $50 million senior secured credit facility jointly with a bank group comprised of Citizens Bank of New Hampshire, part of the Citizens Financial Group, and KeyBank N.A., both commercial lenders. Citizens will lead the bank group as administrative agent and KeyBank will serve as documentation agent.

Joe DiChiarro Sr., a long-time employee of INX International Ink, has passed away. DiChiarro joined the company through the former Acme Printing Ink in 1962. Most recently, he served as vice president of operations for the offset division. He was an active participant in NAPIM, NPIRI, WOA, IMDA and the Chicago Printing Ink Association. In 2002, he received the NAPIM Printing Ink Pioneer Award.
 

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