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Brad Steven, IT manager at Ann Arbor, Mich.-based commercial printer Print-Tech, discusses his firm's installation of three new cut-sheet color digital presses: two Canon imagePRESS C10000VPs and an imagePRESS C750, all driven by PRISMAsync controller platform. After adding a second shift for the digital pressroom, digital printing sales have surpassed Print-Tech's offset sales.

Specialty Print Communications (SPC) continues to grow. In addition to acquiring Michigan-based Batson Printing, an SPC Company, earlier this year, SPC today announces that it has opened a third facility dedicated solely to lettershop services. The new location, at 6250 W. Howard Street is just one block west of their corporate headquarters.

MIAMISBURG, OH—NewPage Corp. announced that it plans to take approximately 150,000 tons of market-related downtime on its paper machines at various mill locations during the second quarter of 2009. The move was based on estimates of market demand and inventory levels. Specific operating and curtailment plans, as well as timing, will be developed across NewPage mills to best satisfy customer commitments.

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