ACROSS the nation
LOVELAND—To more efficiently create proofs and plates and schedule production at two locations, Vision Graphics has upgraded its Internet connection to a 20-megabit fiber optic link at its Loveland facility and a 20-megabit microwave link at its Denver plant. The new connections are four times faster than previous bandwidths. Vision's secure, encrypted Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows both plants to operate under one integrated job management and prepress system.
DAYTONA BEACH—DME, a provider of direct marketing response programs, has installed an HP Indigo 7000 digital press to help it expand into new retail application areas, including greeting cards, invitations, photos and photo books. In partnership with Replay Photos, DME is also using the new press to produce short-run collegiate athletic media guides.
ATLANTA—A six-color HP Indigo 5500 is helping ProGraphics Communications address customer demand for offset-quality, short-run and variable data digital printing.
CHICAGO—Glendale, CA-based 4over Inc. has revealed plans to open a new facility here, one of several developments and expansions planned for the first half of this year.
WICHITA—After branding itself as "Single Source" for more than 30 years, Midwest Single Source, the company's full trademarked name, decided to redefine its presence in the marketplace. Investments, such as its recent Xerox iGEN installation and updates to its Website to be more interactive, have allowed the business to evolve into a print manufacturer that reaches national and international clients. Its new tag line is "Solutions through Service."
COLUMBIA—The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has awarded Cadmus Communications a three-year contract. The company will provide a full range of journal production services, including copy editing, composition, content management and printing for the Journal of Clinical Oncology and other ASCO publications.