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September 2002
Grossman New Alexander CEO

CLIFTON, NJ—Roy Grossman, president of Sandy Alexander, has been promoted to CEO, effective January 1, 2003, the company announced. Grossman will replace Frank Stillo, who will remain as chairman of the board. Grossman, who also serves on the board of directors, was named president in 1995. He joined the company in 1991 as a managing director. Sandy Alexander also announced that it has attained ISO 14001 registration, in addition to its previously attained ISO 9002 certification.

Forest City Signs Press Pact

LONDON, ON—Forest City Graphics has ordered five KBA sheetfed offset presses: a six-color, 64˝ Rapida 162 with coater; a six-color, 56˝ Rapida 142 with coater and perfector; a six-color, 40˝ Rapida 105 with coater and perfector; and two four-color, 40˝ Rapida 105 presses, one with perfecting capabilities. The five presses are connected to KBA's Densitronic S closed-loop color control system and are CIP3 compliant, as well as prepped for CIP4. They feature fully automatic plate loading, fully automated washup systems and a CCD camera for online register control.

On-Demand Book Solution Created

NEW YORK CITY—The Inventory Management Solution (IMS), an integrated production line for the manufacture of on-demand soft cover books, was unveiled recently. IMS was developed by Nipson, Muller Martini and Hunkeler collaboratively with printer R.R. Donnelley. The system can produce runs of under 100 to more than 1,000 books. The module, which converts a roll of stock into bound and boxed books, was scheduled to start this summer at R.R. Donnelley Print Solutions' book plant in Harrisonburg, VA.

Closed-loop Color Converts

HOLLYWOOD, FL—Publication printer St Ives has retrofitted ColorQuick closed-loop color control capabilities from Graphics Microsystems on all of the web presses at its facility here. Japs-Olson Co., based in St. Louis Park, MN, has also added ColorQuick systems to the balance of its Heidelberg presses after installing the first system in July of 2001.

IWCO Installs Heatset Web Press

CHANHASSEN, MN—A six-unit Heidelberg M-1000 heatset web press with in-line finishing capabilities was purchased by The Instant Web Companies to augment its services to the direct marketing segment. The finishing line includes Scheffer's Series III rotary cutter and TED table. Four double-tiered plow stations provide format flexibility with up to 18 plow folds.

Brooks Makes Mark with Press

NORTH AMITYVILLE, NY—Long Island digital printing trailblazer Brooks Litho & Digital Group, which installed its first digital offset press in 1995, recently acquired a new five-color HP Indigo Ultrastream 3000 digital press. The Ultrastream 3000, reportedly the first of its kind on Long Island, is capable of printing complex variable data jobs.
 

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