The JDF User Group, an open forum for users and vendors of automation solutions and JDF-enabled systems, will be holding its next meeting at Democrat Printing & Lithographing Co. in Little Rock, AR on July 22-23, 2009. There will be a tour of the facility showcasing the company's prepress department, renowned for its automated workflow, on the first day.

The JDF User Group, an open forum for users and vendors of JDF-enabled systems, will host its next meeting at Japs-Olson Company in St. Louis Park, Minn. on March 25-26, 2009. There will be a tour of the facility followed by a full day of meetings. The meeting topic is the business decisions and choices which are required for CIM and JDF automation. The answers will reflect CIM and JDF automations effects on profitability profitability, enhanced productivity, and brought in new customers.

LITTLE ROCK, AR—Sheetfed printing specialist Magna IV has signed off on a deal to purchase Peerless Engraving, also based here. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Magna IV CEO Gary Middleton says that Peerless Engraving—which offers prepress and printing services—meshes well with Magna IV’s capabilities. “Increasing their flexibility with the addition of Magna’s respected capabilities will allow us to better serve each company’s customers and will create immediate assistance in direct mail, fulfillment and other production/service resources,” Middleton contends. “This allows us to expand our business that will position us for further growth.” The acquisition is the fourth in the last 15 years for Magna

ALABAMA BIRMINGHAM—Telephone directory producer Stevens Graphics is expanding its press fleet with the addition of a double-circumference KBA Compacta 818 web press at its facility here. HUNTSVILLE—AdeptMedia Corp. has installed its first digital press, a Xerox iGen3 110 color digital production press. PELHAM—Dealer Independent Graphic Services has sold a Sakurai 574EPII sheetfed press to Sweet Pea Designs. ARKANSAS LITTLE ROCK—In its quest to continually enhance production capacity and print quality, Magna IV has installed its first convertible press. The 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000R is configured for four-over-four sheetfed printing with aqueous tower coaters before and after the sheet-reversing unit. CALIFORNIA GARDENA—A five-color, 40˝ MAN Roland 700 press with coater is

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