New Equipment for D&B

NEW YORK—D&B Reproductions celebrated the new year by installing a bevy of new equipment. The new hardware includes a six-color, 40˝ Heidelberg Speedmaster CD press with extended coater and CIP3 technology, a Creo Trendsetter Spectrum CTP/digital proofer and HP Spinjet. The equipment was lifted into D&B Reproductions from the street through a second floor window.

KBA Directory Press for Verizon

LOS ANGELES—Dallas-based Verizon Information Services, the largest print and online Yellow Pages publisher and a unit of Verizon Communications, has ordered a KBA Commander directory press for its printing plant here. The press will print four-color telephone and address directories.

New Best Practices Guidelines

PARAMUS, NJ—The National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), along with the Printing Industries of America (PIA), released the results of a joint study, “Best Business Practices for the Printing Industry,” which covers topics such as terms and conditions of sale. The set of guidelines can be accessed through the members-only sections of the NAPL (www.napl.org) and PIA (www.gain.net) Websites.

Error Found in Vacation Guide

BISMARCK, ND—Only after a run of 200,000 North Dakota state vacation guides was printed did officials discover a slight gaffe, according to an Associated Press report. A page with the greeting from Gov. John Hoeven referred to the state as “N-R-O-T-H” Dakota. The mistake was caught before the guide was distributed, according to AP, and the mistake was fixed at a cost of $3,000, which was covered by the printer.

Presses Bound for Dartmouth

HANOVER, NH—Short-run publication printer Dartmouth Printing is reportedly the first printer to acquire Heidelberg Sunday 2000 web presses in a duplexed configuration. The 16-page systems can operate independently or they can be “duplexed” to produce forms of up to 32 pages. The systems include Ecoweb Plus dryers, Contiweb SH-40 splicers and PCF-1 pinless combination folders, all navigated through Omnicon control systems.

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