Landmark 500th CTP Device Installed
ROCHESTER, NY—Morris Communications has purchased a thermal CTP newspaper solution from Kodak for its flagship newspaper, The Augusta Chronicle. The transaction marks the 500th Kodak Trendsetter News thermal CTP platesetter device sold. The Kodak solution being installed at The Augusta Chronicle includes two Kodak Trendsetter News devices, NewsManager workflow software, a Prinergy Evo PDF processor and Staccato screening software.
Essex Products Group (EPG), a manufacturer of integrated color control systems, reports that Helga Kollegger has been named sales administrator. Kollegger is now the first contact for both current customers and sales inquiries.
Punch Graphix plc regrets to announce the death of Dick Tilanus, the company's CEO, as a result of complications following a routine operation. Until a successor is named, Jan Smits, CFO, will assume the role of acting CEO and will be assisted by Ken Humphreys, one of the company's non-executive directors.
KBA North America has equipped its Customer Demonstration Center in Williston, VT, with a DRAABE high-pressure air humidification system and a standardized process water system. The newly expanded, 8,000-square-foot demo center is equipped with a full prepress department and a wide array of KBA presses. In other news, Jerry Manzi has been named director of sheetfed, packaging and label, and Jim Kloepfer has been appointed to two new posts. On the sheetfed side, Kloepfer has been named director of dealer operations; on the web offset side, Kloepfer has been named director of commercial web operations in North America.
CC1 Inc., a provider of digital automatic register control, web video, register motorization and pre-registration solutions for the web printing market, has appointed Alex Hoppe to the position of sales engineer for its Midwest region.
Abitibi-Consolidated's Paper Retriever program is expanding into seven additional U.S. markets, including Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Las Vegas, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The recycling program will now be in 23 metro areas in North America.