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WASHINGTON, DC—Abraham Lincoln will be surrounded by color when the Federal Reserve circulates a new $5 bill next March. The splashes of purple and gray, along with some high-tech features, are aimed at frustrating counterfeiters. Initially not slated for a makeover, the government had a change of heart with the realization that counterfeiters were bleaching the $5 bill and printing fake $100 bills with the bleached paper. A number of the security features were in the same locations on both denominations. The government is changing the $5 bill’s watermark from one of Lincoln to two marks featuring the numeral five. The $100 has a watermark with

Digital Printing Gear New to Boston Area LOWELL, MA—King Printing has added a Kodak NexPress 2100 digital production color press, Kodak NexTreme DL-1000 variable data client-server package and Kodak NexTreme DL-100 variable data software. Adi Chinai, joint managing director (pictured), says the installation has helped grow the education and trade book publishing segments of his business by giving customers quicker time to market. Printing Excellence Celebrated by GAA PHILADELPHIA—The Graphic Arts Association (GAA) recently held its 35th annual Neographics awards ceremony and banquet to celebrate quality printing, as well as Ben Franklin’s 300th birthday. Riegel Printing of Ewing, NJ, was the Prisco 2006 Power

Pearl Pressman Liberty Celebrates Centennial PHILADELPHIA—Pearl Pressman Liberty Communications Group (PPLCG) appropriately chose The Franklin Institute as a backdrop to host its 100th anniversary celebration, which was attended by dozens of long-time employees and customers. The event featured a traditional birthday cake, an oversized card for attendees to sign and even a special appearance by Ben Franklin himself. Terry Remaly, plant manager at Hopkins Printing, Columbus, OH, was honored with the “Craftsman of the Year” award by The Columbus Club of Printing House Craftsmen. In his 20 years at Hopkins Printing, Remaly has held positions as pressman, pressroom supervisor and his current position as plant manager. The

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WASHINGTON, DC—The printing industry continues to see new personnel enter this exciting field. Some are in sales, others are in customer services, or involved with management and production. Whatever your role, part of the job description (written or unwritten) is to assist in gaining work for your company and producing profits. This means no stone should be left unturned in finding jobs that can be run on your plant's equipment. This influx of new talent is why, every once in a while, it is important to educate printers about the federal Government Printing Office (GPO) and its potential as a customer to your business. The following

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