Twenty-five years ago, Apple Inc. introduced the original Macintosh computer, Terms of Endearment took home the Oscar for Best Picture and the Colts departed Baltimore in the dead of night. It also was 25 years ago that Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses’ present identity was forged. Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses (MLP U.S.A., Inc.), the North American sales unit for printing presses manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., is celebrating a quarter of a century of innovations in 2009.

MGI Digital Graphic Technology, the multi-substrate (paper and plastic) digital press and finishing solution manufacturer, has received the "Best Product of the Year 2009" award given by the European Digital Press Association (EDP) for the JETvarnish digital ink-jet spot UV coater.

MGI Digital Graphic Technology, the multi-substrate (paper and plastic) digital press and finishing solutions manufacturer, has received the prestigious DIMA Innovative Digital Product award for the Meteor DP20® 4-in-1 digital press  (print, laminate, cut and crease in just one pass). The Meteor DP20 is the central component of MGI’s My PhotoBook Shop™/MyBookinShop™ total digital photo solution.

YET ANOTHER sign that the apocalypse is upon us... A former PI amigo dropped a line to mention that he’d heard a funny piece on Howard Stern recently. It seems a somewhat forgotten victim of dubious distinction is in the process of quietly rebuilding her life, by teaming up with her fiancé on a specialty printing Website, called originalpartyposters.com. The company, based in Chats-worth, CA, provides all-occasion posters, predominantly 24x36˝ and 36x48˝ sizes, for celebrations from birthdays, holidays and anniversaries to baby and bridal showers, and corporate events. Originalpartyposters.com also provides ancillary party needs, such as invitations, thank-you cards, place cards and photo albums.

POMPANO BEACH, FL—Printing Arts America (PAA), the Westport, CT-based financial rollup, will acquire AIM Riverside Press, based here, its first acquisition since it hired former Donnelley executive Terry Tevis as its president and CEO. "AIM Riverside fulfilled two criteria very important to us," Tevis explains. "It was well-managed and profitable; and has the physical capacity to grow." AIM Riverside will become the 'hub' for the South Florida market," he adds, noting that discussions are under way with other nearby firms that would become "satellite" facilities. Tevis says the management team at Riverside, headed by Oscar and Ike Abolafia, has "accomplished on a regional basis

A few months ago, owing to the silly deadline imposed by Attila the Editor-in-Chief and his sidekick BakSlash the Editor, I had to write this column on Super Bowl Sunday. This chore, of course, meant that I was working whilst the rest of America was having fun. Another unofficial holiday has rolled around, and again I have to work while it happens. This is Academy Awards Monday, and most folks are attending Oscar parties and eating hors d'oeuvres. It's just as well that I wasn't invited to any of these gatherings because I haven't seen a single nominated movie. My ignorance would have made me

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