LONG ISLAND CITY, NY—10/16/08—The STERLING® DIGIPUNCH® is a new, economical high speed punch designed for on demand and commercial printers. It will make it’s premiere at Graph Expo 08. The machine features a variable pile lift, which allows for punching up to 60,000 sheets per hour! That's a big pile of paper for a machine with a very small footprint and a half million sheets per shift. A touch screen offers complete automatic set up and automatic changeovers. Punch sheets from 5.5 X 5.5 inches to 13 X 13 inches for Comb, Coil and Double Loop Wire—or any hole pattern.

REMEMBER VARICK Street? It used to be teaming with printers, until Trinity Church Real Estate—with extensive holdings on Varick—opted not to renew many printer leases about 10 years ago. Alas, the real estate boom eroded a fine tradition, as many shops were forced to relocate. But New Yorkers are tough, no doubt about it, and have the survival skills to meet challenges. And thrive. According to the PIA/GATF, in its 2006 estimate for state print markets, New York ranked third in the nation for printing shipments at $12.3 billion, trailing only California ($15.3 billion) and Illinois ($12.9 billion). It is easy to get lost

Trade Binder Adds New Equipment LONG ISLAND CITY, NY—J&M Finishing recently installed a four-pocket Heidelberg Stitchmaster ST 270 saddlestitcher with cover feeder to increase production and versatility in this all-Heidelberg shop. In order to update J&M Finishing's equipment, owner Mike Perreca temporarily replaced an existing six-pocket Stitchmaster ST 90 saddlestitcher with the new ST 270. Perreca plans to reinstall the ST 90 when additional space becomes available. In addition, J&M Finishing added additional pockets to two machines, making the new ST 270 a five-pocket stitcher and an existing ST 270 a seven-pocket system. Founded in 1999, J&M also houses three B-30 Stahlfolders, a TD-56 Stahlfolder, a Stahl

Grossman New Alexander CEO CLIFTON, NJ—Roy Grossman, president of Sandy Alexander, has been promoted to CEO, effective January 1, 2003, the company announced. Grossman will replace Frank Stillo, who will remain as chairman of the board. Grossman, who also serves on the board of directors, was named president in 1995. He joined the company in 1991 as a managing director. Sandy Alexander also announced that it has attained ISO 14001 registration, in addition to its previously attained ISO 9002 certification. Forest City Signs Press Pact LONDON, ON—Forest City Graphics has ordered five KBA sheetfed offset presses: a six-color, 64˝ Rapida 162 with coater; a six-color, 56˝ Rapida

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