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QuadTech, Inc., today announced an agreement to become an authorized sales agent for PROCEMEX-PRINT web monitoring products in North, Central, and South America. Based in Jyväskylä, Finland, Procemex Oy Ltd. is recognized as a pioneer in camera-based web monitoring. Procemex technology involves using video cameras to monitor various locations on the press line for events such as web breaks.

Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, has been recognized at this year’s ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition with a Best of Show award in the Color Digital Printing Equipment category for its new Océ CS Tandem family of scalable production cutsheet color printers. The Océ CS Tandem color cutsheet platform won for its unique flexibility, consistent color quality and production productivity.

ATLANTA—Marcel Kiessling has taken the helm as president of Heidelberg Americas, based here, which covers the sales regions of the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America. Kiessling is the former head of the Germany/Switzerland market center and president of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen Vertrieb Deutschland. He joined the company in 1989. Werner Albrecht has assumed the two roles previously held by Kiessling. Albrecht, who joined the company in 1978, was most recently president of Heidelberg Web Systems in Dover, NH, until its acquisition by Goss International. As part of the restructuring the company announced in late 2003, the worldwide sales organization's original seven market centers were grouped

PEWAUKEE, WI—Quad/ Graphics is undergoing its largest premedia capital expansion to date, investing nearly $1.5 million in technology alone for four new digital photography studios and a new digital imaging center. The expansion encompasses: * Dallas: A new photography studio will complement an all-new remote imaging center. * Los Angeles: A new studio will complete a pre-existing, recently expanded remote imaging center. * Minneapolis: A new studio will complement a pre-existing remote imaging center that is relocating to a more spacious building. * Saratoga Springs, NY: A new studio rounds out a pre-existing, plant-side imaging center. Operations at each of the sites is slated

CHICAGO—What were the odds that GRAPH EXPO 98 would be a Show of Shows—when the international spectacles that are IPEX and PRINT 97 captured the printing industry's collective practically within the same 12 month span, with IPEX in September and PRINT 97 the previous September? How about $108 million to one? If you're talking GRAPH EXPO and CONVERTING EXPO, that's not bad—that's the figure Heidelberg registered during GRAPH EXPO's four-day stay at McCormick Place here. Heidelberg's sales success was not singular. Scores of the show's more than 550 exhibitors reported GRAPH EXPO was a money maker. MAN Roland, for example, reported a

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