KENNESAW, Ga., - March 14, 2003 - Bruce James, head of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and several members of his team, recently visited with Heidelberg executives to discuss and view the latest in printing technologies including digital direct imaging and offset. The session consisted of extensive demonstrations, meetings and a tour of the facility.
James oversees production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the U.S. government, including the Congressional Record and Federal Register. At its 1.5 million square-foot facility in Wash. D.C., the GPO is the world’s largest information processing, printing, and distribution facility.
“We are interested in creating a new way of looking at printing and bringing the GPO out of the 19th century into the 21st century,” said James. “Our office is looking to Heidelberg as one of our partners in making this move.”
The Kennesaw headquarters houses the most comprehensive collection of Heidelberg equipment found in the United States, including the latest in digital press technologies. James and several other members of the GPO received demonstration featuring the latest in Heidelberg software and web-based solutions designed to enable and enhance print job workflow in large, high volume facilities.
“We were honored to have Mr. James and his team visit our facility and talk with our executives about strategies and tools to help the Government Printing Office,” stated Niels Winther, president of Heidelberg USA. “The GPO has been a long-time customer and we would be proud to assist them as they consider ways to introduce new technologies and increase efficiencies .”
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