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The Jefferson City (Mo.) Council approved an economic development tax incentive revenue bond that will enable Modern Litho to acquire a new, automated sheetfed offset press and eventually add 50 new jobs, reported the News Tribune. According to the newspaper, the tax benefit during the course of the seven-year term of the abatement will amount to approximately $310,597, factoring in the depreciation of the press over that time period. Modern Liho plans to install a 10-color Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106 sheetfed offset perfector equipped with double coaters, which will shorten job turnaround times and increase Modern Litho's printing output capacity by about 30%.

Stitcher Added to Get Competitive Edge INDEPENDENCE, MO—Post Press Specialties recently purchased a Vijuk 321-T saddlestitcher from Vijuk Equipment. Owner Andy Humble, plant manager Jacob Bagnell and estimator Bowen Griffitt believe the new stitcher will help them become more competitive in the Kansas City market. Equipment Makes the Cut in Reno RENO, NV—Employees at Registered Ink gather in front of their new Polar-Mohr System 2+ automated cutting system. The medium-sized commercial printer has more than doubled in size, sales volume and capacity since owners Bill and Melissa Gillis purchased the former Herth Printing in 1999. The shop's bindery also features a new Polar PM4-ABV automatic pile

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