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April 2002

Transcontinental Orders Press

WILLOW GROVE, PA—Transcontinental Printing USA has placed an order for an eight-color Quantum 1500XP web offset press from Sanden Machine. The variable-size press will be equipped with UV dryers, remote ink and register controls, fan-folder and a commercial high-pile sheeter.

CTP Solution for Small Printer

STOUGHTON, MA—National Graphics moved into the world of computer-to-plate with the acquisition of the Agfa Palladio, a four-up (B2) flatbed platesetter designed for small- to mid-sized printers.

Wayne/Wagoner Consolidates

PEORIA, IL—Wayne/Wagoner Printing has consolidated its Galesburg and Peoria, IL, operations as it awaits the completion of a new 37,000-square-foot facility in Kickapoo, IL. Additionally, the company has purchased a five-color, 40˝ Heidelberg Speedmaster press, along with a four-color Heidelberg Quickmaster DI digital press. An Agfa Galileo CTP system is also slated to be installed in the Kickapoo facility.

New Press, Expansion for PSI

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL—PSI Printing & Design has installed a six-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi press to complement a 5,000-square-foot expansion. The press features in-line aqueous coating and a Tri-Service ColorCommand temperature control system. PSI has also acquired a large-format Kluge foil stamper and is planning to install a 45˝ Polar cutter and a Fuji computer-to-plate system.

Monroe Litho Goes Independent

ROCHESTER, NY—Monroe Litho is once again an independently owned print shop following a management-led buyout of the company. H. Christopher Pape, who was named Monroe Litho president in November 1998, headed the buyout and has added CEO to his title. Wallace obtained the company in October 1997.

Donnelley Expands into China

CHICAGO—R.R. Donnelley & Sons has reached an agreement with the Shanghai Press and Publications Administration of China that sees the printing giant constructing a $30 million print manufacturing facility in Shanghai. Donnelley will have operating control of the slated 300-employee firm. Construction is under way, with production slated for later this year.

Anderberg-Lund Buys Equipment

ST. LOUIS PARK, MN—Anderberg-Lund Printing has enhanced its service offerings with the acquisition of a new folder and cutter. The company added a 26x40˝ MBO Perfection folder, which has 10 total fold plates. Anderberg-Lund also picked up a 45˝ EMC programmable cutter with monitor.
 

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