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Von Hoffmann Names New Head

ST. LOUIS—Robert S. Mathews has been promoted to president and CEO of educational printing specialist Von Hoffmann. He spent the past two years as president of Von Hoffmann Graphics and previously held sales and manufacturing positions with Quebecor World and R.R. Donnelley & Sons. Mathews replaces Robert A. Uhlenhop, who was named chairman of Von Hoffmann Holdings.

Mail-Well Sells Subsidiary

ENGLEWOOD, CO—Mail-Well Inc. announced it has sold its Curtis 1000 subsidiary to a private group for $40 million, including the assumption of Curtis 1000’s debt. Curtis 1000 was acquired by Mail-Well in February of 2000. According to Woody Davis, Mail-Well’s senior vice president, it is being resold as part of the company’s strategic plan to “narrow our lines of business and reduce our debt load—two of the key components we outlined in June of 2001.”

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.

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