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September 2005

EGT Embarks on Expansion Plan

MADISON HEIGHTS, MI—A $4 million expansion initiative by The EGT Group will include a 7,200-square-foot building to house mailing and fulfillment operations. In addition, EGT has purchased a four-color, 40˝ Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 102 with in-line aqueous coating and perfecting capabilities. Also included in the acquisitions are two Heidelberg Stahlfolders.

Superior Acquires Roland XXL

LOS ANGELES—Superior Lithographics chose not to wait for PRINT 05. MAN Roland's booth centerpiece, the 64˝, six-color Roland 900 XXL press with coater, has been purchased by Superior Lithographics, for installation this month. Superior has used wide-format Roland technology for 18 years. The printer provides, among other things, litho sheets for point-of-sale displays ranging from counter size to eight feet tall.

AMPRINT Joins Allied Printing

MANCHESTER, CT—Allied Printing Services signed a definitive agreement to acquire AMPRINT, located in Holliston, MA. According to John Sommers, president of Allied, the deal enables his company to better serve its Boston-area/New England customers with access to web and eight-color sheetfed presses.

Antique Presses to Be Auctioned

ELIZABETH, NJ—Printing presses, some dating before the Civil War era, are being offered by American Graphic Arts (AGA). Buyers can own a Hoe Washington for $7,500 or plunk down $35,000 for a Columbia. These presses are being initially offered at set prices, then any unsold items will be offered via eBay auctions beginning October 7. For detailed information and a full listing of smaller tabletop printing equipment, visit www.agamachinery.com/antiquepresses.

CAPS Deals for WI Technicolor

CHICAGO—Creative, premedia and production services provider The CAPS Group has acquired Wisconsin Technicolor, a premedia services business based in Pewaukee, WI. The deal enables CAPS to expand upon its publication and catalog offerings. Wisconsin Technicolor and its 30 employees will maintain the present Pewaukee facility.

Base-Line Agrees to Settlement

CHICAGO—Representatives of Daniel Russo revealed that the Northern District of Illinois has approved a settlement between Russo and Base-Line Inc. Russo had filed a claim of patent infringement against Base-Line for a pre-ruled vinyl printing masking sheet that is used to prepare printing plates. Base-Line has agreed to pay Russo for past damages and pay a royalty on future sales of pre-ruled vinyl masking sheets.

e-LYNXX Structures Business

CHAMBERSBURG, PA—In an effort to better serve clients and showcase its offerings, e-LYNXX Corp. has aligned into three distinct divisions. Those divisions are Patented Financial Controls, Government Printing Sales and Printing Industries Consulting.
 

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