Standard Acquires Veitch READING, PA—Standard Offset Printing has purchased Veitch Printing and Veitch Digital Partners for an undisclosed amount of cash, according to the Lancaster (PA) Intelligencer Journal. The deal creates a company with a potential for annual sales of $25 to $30 million. NewPage Going Public MIAMISBURG, OH—Coated paper manufacturer NewPage Group is planning an initial public offering, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Associated Press reports that the offering price may be as much as $805 million. Some NewPage stockholders will sell shares as part of the IPO. Impact Obtains ZipSort MINNEAPOLIS—Direct mail marketing specialist Impact

ADAMOV, CZECH REPUBLIC—ADAST a.s., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of multicolor offset printing presses, announced that response to its exhibitor participation at Graph Expo 2006 exceeded the company’s expectations. A stream of attendees and customers to the ADAST booth (#3046) showed positive response, which included ADAST receiving a pending order for the Model 757 5-color press it demonstrated live on the show floor. Attendees and customers responded enthusiastically to the ADAST “Automation Affordable” feature set, which the company combines with CIP3/CIP4 compatibility and perfecting options to offer quality offset presses for short-run multicolor work at affordable prices. The Automation Affordable feature set includes:

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY —With more than 450,000 visitors and more than 1,900 exhibitors, could any one, single event be more of a global measuring stick for technology trends and new directions for the printing industry than DRUPA 2000—a 14-day mega-event that took over this charming river city? On the technology for digital printing—the show's highlight—and digital prepress, DRUPA 2000 accomplished the following key objectives: * The global move toward accepted, viable on-press imaging and true production digital color presses—built for even the most traditional of commercial printing operations. Signalling a new direction for digital printing at DRUPA 2000, Presstek, supplying on-press

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