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On the Supply Side

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

On the Supply Side

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Harris Publishing Systems Corp., Melbourne, Fla., hired James Linehan, former managing editor of The Union Leader, Manchester, N.H., as product manager for editorial and page-design systems. Responsible for product and features development, testing, and documentation management, he reports to Grady Cooper, product management director. At Manchester, Linehan most recently managed the paper's Harris NewsMaker editorial and pagination systems installations and served as Webmaster.

Mactive Inc., Melbourne, Fla., named three program managers and a Web designer. Based in Merrimack, N.H., Bob Siena's first customer site was nearby Journal Transcript Newspapers. After 11 years at the Vineland, N.J. Times-Journal, Siena became a Hendrix/Hastech (later DuPont Printing & Publishing) systems installer, moved on to Scitex America and Linotype-Hell, and most recently worked for Dalim Imaging Systems.

Also from New England, Jamie Fuller worked in several departments at The Enterprise, the Brockton, Mass., daily formerly owned by his family, before joining Harris Publishing Systems' customer support team in 1995.

Also from Harris, Kim Mallory is managing Mactive's installation at the Post-Tribune, Gary, Ind. Her 20 years at Harris included 10 as a software engineer, six in program management, and four as an installation and training manager.

As Webmaster and communications specialist, Marty Schultz is responsible for company intranet and Internet sites and development of user documentation, online help, and newsletters. Schultz, who spent 10 years with Harris in training, sales and customer support, documentation, and quality assurance, also worked as a display ad compositor for The Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel, a graphic artist, computer systems trainer and production manager, and operated her own magazine typesetting business.

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Research Corporation Technologies Inc., Tucson, Ariz., said it reached agreement to settle its lawsuit against Hewlett-Packard Co., which has licensed RCT's patented blue noise mask - a digital screening technology developed by the University of Rochester in New York state (E&P, June 8, 1991, p. 18; May 16, 1992, p. 27). RCT commercializes technologies from universities and research institutions.

Printing Developments Inc., Racine, Wis., has upgraded its three-stage in-line processing unit. An automatic self-adjusting transport mechanism on the front of the Automated Plate Transport System now allows up to three platesetters to send plates to the processor. New plate magazines and transport tables allow plates to be conveyed through the system untouched. Processed plates are deposited in an automatic stacker that is wheeled to the press.

PDI's Generation II Automatic Replenishment System, which feeds developer, etch, finishing, and stencil-removing chemicals to the in- line processor, now also automatically tracks chemical conditions, counts plate square footage, calculates chemistry depletion, pumps replenishment chemicals when needed, warns when a chemical needs replacement, and records the last five changes of all chemistries.

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Baldwin Technology Co. Inc., Norwalk, Conn., announced that its Baldwin Graphic Systems, Shelton, Conn. …

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