FOSTER CITY, CA—EFI has launched new Graphic Arts and Personalization Services designed to help its print MIS users meet their customers’ needs for variable data communications. The company has partnered with Affinity Express, a global provider of document creation and production services, to provide resources for basic artwork creation, image editing and VDP template creation, to consulting service for printers seeking to develop complete VDP campaigns for customers.
HARRISONBURG, VA—RR Donnelley has upgraded the digital book production capabilities of its local plant. Working with Nipson Digital Printing Systems, it has boosted the productivity and print quality of its existing VaryPress monochrome print engines and invested in a second production line built on Muller Martini’s SigmaLine on-demand system and Nipson digital printing technology.
LAKE SUCCESS, NY—More than 500 OfficeMax Print and Document Service (PDS) centers are getting set to offer customized signage and poster output services targeted to commercial customers. The corporation signed a deal with Canon U.S.A. to install imagePROGRAF W6400 24˝ color ink-jet printers in a nationwide rollout.
BOULDER, CO—The Village Printer has installed a SpeedSetter VM violet CTP system and OpenRIP Symphony workflow from RIPit Computer Corp.
TEWKSBURY, MA—As a follow on to ECRM Inc. having signed an agreement to acquire Esko’s polyester CTP product line, it has now committed to having Mitsubishi Imaging remain the master distributor of the DPX polyester platesetters. The product family includes the DPX 4, DPX System and DPX Lite models.
READING, PA—Standard Offset Printing has installed a Kodak Prinergy Evo workflow system, becoming the 1,000th user worldwide of the PDF-based workflow solution for small- to mid-size companies.
BERMUDA—Voting its three filmsetters off the island, The Royal Gazette newspaper has installed two ECRM NEWSmatic CTP systems.
ROCHESTER, NY—Newspapers continue to be a hot sector for CTP system installs. Among the publishing operations having recently invested in Kodak Trendsetter thermal platesetters are Frank Mayborn Enterprises in Temple, TX; The Pueblo Chieftain in Pueblo, CO; SPC Printing in Hibbing, MN; Galveston Newspapers in Galveston, TX; RiverTown Printing Group in Red Wing, MN; Times-Citizen Communications in Iowa Falls, IA; NPG Newspapers in Saint Joseph, MO; The Villages of Lake Sumter, The Villages, FL; and Ogden Publishing Corp. of Ogden, UT.