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The presses at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's printing facility just of Interstate 20 in Edgecliff Village ran for the final time Saturday night. Beginning Sunday night, the Star-Telegram started printing at the Dallas Morning News' press facility in Plano, TX.

It's purely an economic move by the Star-Telegram, which is owned by McClatchy. The Star-Telegram said the massive property south of downtown Fort Worth will be put up for sale.

The Star-Telegram announced the move in November, saying that it would lay off 75 full-time and 200 part-time printing and distribution workers.

FORT WORTH, TX—The latest incarnation of the $5 bill rolled off the presses here with a markedly enlarged head for Abraham Lincoln, a splash of color and some security features aimed at thwarting counterfeiters. Small, yellow “05” numerals are now printed to the left of Lincoln on the front and to the right of the Lincoln Memorial on the reverse. The Great Seal of the United States appears in purple to the right of Lincoln’s portrait. The new fin also includes an enlarged “5” printed in high-contrast purple on the reverse’s lower right corner. Two distinct watermarks and other advanced security features make the

4Over Opening New Facility GLENDALE, CA—Trade printer 4Over will open a new production facility in Dayton, OH. The announcement came during Graph Expo in Chicago. It will be fully operational by year’s end and is expected to cut turnaround times by about 50 percent. Another expected benefit is reduced shipping costs. Motheral Vies for Sprint Press FORT WORTH, TX—Motheral Printing has signed a letter of intent to purchase Sprint Press. The deal is expected to be finalized in the next 60 days. Sprint majority owner Bob Williams is retiring. The acquisition of Sprint Press bolsters Motheral’s sheetfed capacity while also adding diecutting capabilities. All 100 Sprint

Sewer Added for Book Applications JACKSONVILLE, IL—To pre-bind educational books (K through 12) and juvenile books on-demand and competitively priced for schools and libraries, Perma-Bound, a division of Hertzberg-New Method, has installed an ODM Super Sewer from On Demand Machinery. Lone Star Shop Upgrades Bindery FORT WORTH, TX—Global Group, which recently purchased a Muller Martini BravoPlus saddlestitcher, reports that the advantages of increased production speed were immediately evident. “It’s fast; we had old equipment and the new equipment is making a difference,” says David McMinn, vice president of production for Global Group. The company handles a varied assortment of projects including brochures, catalogs and many

Corporate Express Document & Print Management in Wichita, KS, was the recipient of a 2006 Supplier of Excellence Award from Hospira Inc., a manufacturer of pharmaceutical products. Dan Miller, finishing manager at Ripon Printers, has retired and was replaced by Randy Hartl, who joined the Ripon, WI-based company in May. Great Lake Integrated (GLI) has announced two staff appointments. Steve Caskey is the new warehouse manager at the GLDirect facility in Avon Lake, OH, and Timothy Hogan is an account executive based at GLI’s Cleveland headquarters. Cadmus Communications has hired Andy Johnson as executive vice president of print services for Cadmus’ Publisher Services Group. In this role,

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