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November 2002
Donnelley Gets USPS Certified

CHICAGO—R.R. Donnelley has become the first commercial printer to be approved for the second phase of PostalOne! certification by the United States Postal Service—for the electronic submission of postal statements. PostalOne! is a system that allows for electronic submission of postage statements and corresponding presort documentation.

Gateway Installs Perfecting Unit

LOUISVILLE, KY—An eight-unit Mitsubishi Diamond 3000R perfecting press has been installed at Gateway Press. The press features a centralized operator makeready and control system (COMRAC).

Sheridan Books Adds Web Press

CHELSEA, MI—Sheridan Books has installed a Timsons T48A arch web press at its facility here. The press, which features a simultaneous plate changing system, is formatted to print books with 51⁄2x8˝ and 6x9˝ trim sizes.

St Ives Adds Logistics Unit

MIAMI—The U.S. division of St Ives announced the creation of St Ives Logistics, aimed at lowering costs for customers by applying delivery-efficient logistics, planning and management. The service works with a variety of cost/service options to design and implement effective delivery options.

Roper Named GALA Recipient

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Printing Industries of America (PIA) outgoing President Ray Roper has been named the 2003 recipient of the Graphic Arts Leaders of the Americas (GALA) North American award by the Printing Association of Florida. He will receive the award at the 20th annual GALA Awards banquet and reception in January during the Graphics of the Americas show in Miami Beach.

New Stitcher for Dixie Web

NEW ORLEANS—Dixie Web has augmented its bindery by installing a Muller Martini Bravo-S saddle stitching system. The system, rated at 12,000 cycles per hour, handles one- and two-up production, and accommodates high folio, low folio or suction opening of signatures. The modular design allows feeders and peripherals to be configured to produce various stitched product.

AlphaGraphics Chooses Printcafe

PITTSBURGH—AlphaGraphics is turning to Printcafe Software for its PrintSmith Report Writer. The custom report generator system will be implemented at 300 AlphaGraphics print shops worldwide. AlphaGraphics will also support and promote the integrated PrintSmith Site Web storefront for all AlphaGraphics franchises.

Lincoln Printing Bolsters Bindery

FORT WAYNE, IN—A new Muller Martini Minuteman 1509 saddle stitcher has been installed at Lincoln Printing for the production of books and brochures. Rated at 8,000 cycles per hour, the Minuteman features a variable speed control to custom match its production rate to each job and facilitate single operator running.

Southwest Offset Buys Press
 

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