Mark Michelson is the Editor-in-Chief of Printing ImpressionsServing in this role since 1985, Michelson is an award-winning journalist and member of several industry honor societies. Reader feedback is always encouraged. Email mmichelson@napco.com

Jacksonville, Fla.-based Kessler Creative replaced its Arizona 480 GT wide-format flatbed printer with an Arizona 6170 printer from Canon Solutions America, LFS, to fulfill increased customer demands. As a result, according to Keith Kessler, Dina Kessler and John Brophy, job throughput has skyrocketed, lowering the shop's overtime requirements, and shortening its turnaround times.

CET Color has named Mac Papers as a major distributor of its full line of digital UV wide-format printers and cutters across the Southeast. The agreement, effective October 1, 2016, aims to expand the range and sophistication of Mac Papers' UV print equipment portfolio by adding a high-production line of affordable UV hybrid and flatbed printers.

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

JACKSONVILLE, FL—Jeff Sweetman fully understands if you think heatset and coldset web offset printing have no business being under the same roof. The CEO of Los Alamitos, CA-based Trend Offset Printing won't argue with anyone who feels that way. Yes, it is true that the privately held company crossed into the Top 50 of printers nationwide as ranked by Printing Impressions in terms of revenues with a lusty $150-plus million in sales. It's also true that Trend Offset expanded into a Dallas suburb fairly recently and, yes, it's expanding again with a new facility in Jacksonville, FL. Sure, Trend Offset was able to

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