Gold Star Acquires DTP System

MIAMI BEACH, FL—Gold Star Printers has purchased an A.B.Dick Digital PlateMaster 2340 direct-to-plate system with ScanMaster digital scanning solution.

Creative Press Changes Hands

EVANSVILLE, IN—Creative Press has been purchased by investor groups Martin Mayfield LLC of Cincinnati and CAC LLC of Chicago, company President Gary Ritchel announced. Creative Press operates three manufacturing plants and produces inserts, outserts and promotional printed products for the pharmaceutical, financial and general commercial printing markets.

PDF Standard Approved by ISO

RESTON, VA—The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) approved the first of a series of standards for the exchange of digital data using Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF), NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies announced. The standard: ISO 15930-1:2001, Graphic technology—Prepress digital data exchange—Use of PDF—Part 1: Complete exchange using CMYK data (PDF/X-1 and PDF/X-1a) is based on an earlier standard developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited Committee for Graphic Arts Standards Technologies (CGATS).

Documation Adds Systems

EAU CLAIRE, WI—A Screen (USA) PlateRite 4000 thermal CTP platesetter and a Trueflow workflow system have been installed at Documation. The Wisconsin company serves national associations, manufacturers and publishers ranging from books and directories to brochures, direct mail pieces, newsletters and annual reports.

GPO Appropriations Approved

WASHINGTON, DC—President Bush signed into law the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2002 that slates $110.6 million for the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). Of the amount, $81 million was approved for printing and binding, and $29.6 million for salaries and expenses.

New President for McQuiddy

NASHVILLE, TN—McQuiddy Printing, a member of the Premier Print Holdings printing concern, has named Jim Cartwright its new president. David L. McQuiddy III relinquished the position to assume the role of chairman. Other realignment of the company’s management team includes Webb McQuiddy moving into the role of executive vice president for manufacturing operations.

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