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PRINT 01: Vendor milestones

Sep 27, 2001 12:00 AM

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Industry vendors used the occasion of Print 01 not only to introduce new products and announce merger and acquisition transactions, but also to celebrate company milestones. Ranging from anniversaries to notable installations, such events included the following:

CreoScitex (Vancouver) announced that the 1,000th Spire color server shipped in September. Launched last year, the server drives high-speed, print-on-demand digital printers, including Xerox's DocuColor 100/130 press and the DocuColor 2045/2060 color press.

Komori America Corp. (Rolling Meadows, IL) celebrated its 20th year of operation in North America with a gala customer celebration at Chicago's Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum during the show. The company serves as the U.S. sales, service, distribution and training facility for Tokyo-based Komori Corp.
Komori also announced the first installation of the Project D, which is currently the only 40-inch press with on-press digital plate imaging. Quebecor World MIL Inc. (Don Mills, Ontario), a subsidiary of Quebecor World, is the new owner of the Project D.

Printing Developments, Inc. (PDI) (Racine, WI) marked the 20th year in providing U.S. and Canadian customers with its Chemical Recycling Program. Under the program, PDI converts developer and stencil remover back to their main components and uses them in fresh plateroom products. PDI oversees the entire process, from the preparation of shipping documents to supplying transportation.

Pitman Co. (Totowa, NJ) has established the Robert Pitman Schmidt Memorial Scholarship at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) School of Printing with an initial endowment of $50,000. The scholarship honors the memory of the former president and CEO of Pitman who passed away last year.
In other RIT news, RealTimeImage Inc. (San Bruno, CA) has donated RealTimeProof technology to the School of Printing and Imaging Sciences as part of a new distance learning being held during this year's fall quarter.