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December 2001

Jasinowski at Print Outlook 02
RESTON, VA—Jerry Jasinowski was chosen to keynote the annual Print Outlook 02 economic and marketing conference, December 3-4 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. Jasinowski is president of the National Association of Manufacturers and a noted authority on political, economic and manufacturing trends. The event is sponsored by NPES, The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies.

Spiral Acquires Action Bindery
CLEVELAND—Trade bindery Spiral of Ohio has purchased Atlanta-based Action Bindery. Both companies specialize in perfect and mechanical binding, but Action Bindery will provide additional capabilities for Spiral of Ohio, including saddlestitching and folding services.

New Handbook Addresses Color
The Basic Requirements for International Design & Graphic Solutions (BRIDG'S) has released the "Handbook of Color for the Graphic Arts," aimed at helping those involved in color reproduction. The BRIDG'S Committee is an independent group of volunteers, including printers, graphic arts buyers, manufacturers, educators and consultants, formed to establish and publish guidelines for basic production requirements for the graphic arts.

Banta Delivers Milestone Book
HARRISONBURG, VA—The 10 millionth copy of "What to Expect When You're Expecting," the bible of how-to books for mothers-to-be, rolled off the presses at the Banta Book Group on August 28. The milestone book came during its 93rd print run. Banta claims it has printed enough pages of this book to circle the earth 2.6 million times.

XYAN Files for Bankruptcy
KING OF PRUSSIA, PA—On-demand digital printer XYAN has filed for Chapter 11 reorganizational bankruptcy. The move comes as a result of the inability to obtain additional financing for its continued operation, coupled with the unfavorable operating results due to the economic downturn in its market.

Casey Celebrates 100 Years
KING CITY, CA—Casey Printing celebrated its 100th year of business with an open house and party on October 19. Approximately 250 people attended the event, which featured food, drink and live Dixieland jazz music.

Anderberg-Lund Marks Milestone
ST. LOUIS PARK, MN—Anderberg-Lund Printing celebrated its 30th anniversary on September 13, welcoming 600 customers, vendors, employees and friends to an open house. The celebration featured a jungle theme, which included "big cats" from the Center for Endangered Cats. Gifts, food and children's games highlighted the event.

Print Veteran Newson Retires
MONTREAL—Transcontinental Group announced the retirement of Wayne Newson, president of Transcontinental Printing, effective January 1, 2002. Newson led the printing division for four years. No successor had been named as of press time.
 

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