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December 2002
MBO America Hosts "Octoberfest"

WESTAMPTON, NJ—More than 150 existing clients and prospects, representing both commercial printers and trade binderies, attended MBO America's open house, which was held over three days recently at its headquarters facility here.

With more than a dozen pieces of equipment specially set up for the open house, highlights included a B26-S/644 Perfection buckle folder equipped with an ASP-66ME mobile stream delivery unit, a Navigator control system with touchscreen interface and networked to MBO's Data Manager digital integration software.

Also, the highest interest was over a B30-S/4 Perfection folder with a preslitter shaft unit, configured with a Herzog & Heymann (H&H) 392-72 slitting/perforating/scoring unit, a PCT 201 post card tipper, a VTB 46 vacuum transport belt and an ASP-66ME mobile stream delivery unit.

A 28˝, 12-plate H&H map folder with a MBO continuous feeder and SBA-P46ME was also highlighted.



International Paper Commercial Printing and Imaging Papers has developed a national competition to recognize excellent printing using brands from International Paper. Any piece printed on Accent Opaque, Springhill, Carolina, Centennial, Williamsburg, Strathmore, Beckett, Via or BriteHue is eligible to enter the annual awards contest. Printers can submit entries now in "The Best Ideas On Paper" awards contest. Entry forms and official contest rules are available by calling 1-800-221-0809 or at www.IPpaper.com/Showcase.

Baldwin Technology announced that John Heald Jr. has resigned as president, CEO and a director of the company. Gerald Nathe, chairman and currently a director of the company, has been elected to the offices of president and CEO, following the resignation of Heald. Nathe was formerly CEO of Baldwin from 1995 through 2001 and served as president from 1993 through 2001. In other company news, Baldwin has completed the previously announced sale of substantially all of the assets of the Baldwin Kansa Corp. to Kansa Technology LLC in exchange for the assumption of specified liabilities and approximately $3.8 million in cash.

Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG) has appointed William DeMarco to the newly created position of worldwide director, consulting and solutions business. He currently services as KPG's worldwide product manager, digital halftone proofing hardware and systems. KPG also announced that it has reached a basic agreement with Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. (MCC) to acquire the plate business in Japan of MCC Group (MCC and Mitsubishi Chemical Media, a subsidiary of MCC). 
 

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