With huge daily production runs to complete - including that of its flagship 2.9 million circulation broadsheet - a programme of control upgrades is improving quality and reducing costs at Noida-headquartered Amar Ujala Publications.
The Hindi daily - established in 1948 - is published in 19 editions, along with books and educational and other magazines.
Over the past year, the publisher has increased the level of automation at its print sites, working with QI Press Controls to install colour register systems based on its mRC-3D camera technology.
Ten systems have been installed at Amar Ujala production sites around India, including Agra - about 150 km south of New Delhi - where one system has been expanded and two installed. Fourteen mRC-3D cameras, all with automatic ink mist shields went on a Manugraph Cityline press there and another 14 on a Manugraph M360, while the system on a TPH Orient has been expanded with two more cameras.
In Lucknow, about 400 km southeast of New Delhi, a TPH Orient 35000 was equipped with 21 cameras for colour register and cut-off ribbon control, and two more added for a tower extension on another Orient .
In the New Delhi suburb of Noida, 18 cameras were installed on a Orient 45000 for colour register and cut-off, and two more added for an Orient tower extension.
Some 200 km to the north of New Delhi in Dehradun, an Orient Xcel press has been fitted with 21 mRC-3D cameras. New colour towers on presses in Kanpur (50 km southwest of Lucknow) - and Moradabad (150 km east of New Delhi) have also resulted in the installation of two mRC-3D cameras for colour register each.
Altogether a busy year for QI Press Controls, and a vote of confidence - and increase in market share - for the Dutch specialist.
Pictured: A print edition and the AmarUjalaTV website