DB's double benefit from press automation

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The benefits of press automation - and specifically auto colour register - are gaining increasing recognition among India's newspaper publishers.

Latest among the orders reported by the QI Press Controls-EAE partnership are five placed by Dainik Bhaskar and multilanguage publisher DB Corp. Presses in Aurangabad, Bhopal, Noida and Shivdaspura have been upgraded with QIPC's mRC-3D registration systems, continuing a partnership which dates to 2008.

A 16-camera register system has been installed on a Manugraph M360 in Shivdaspura, while a similar system for two presses in Bhopal called for 14 cameras. In Noida, a 12-camera system was ordered for a Prakash Newsline 36, and another 12-camera system has been ordered for the Manugraph M360 in Aurangabad. All have optional automatic ink mist shields.

Production vice president Dinesh Sharma says DB Corp has the same objectives in mind for all its sites: "Our aim is to bring about time savings in the colour register process.

"We also want to print more accurately as well as minimise the amount of waste and more importantly, we can deliver enhanced quality thanks to the systems, which give us vastly improved reliability.

Chief technology officer R.D. Bhatnagar says the presses operate "extremely efficiently" with the QIPC-EAE automation systems, and technical support and service is also highly valued: "Not only do the systems reduce waste in the start-up, our newspaper editions can be printed much more quickly and with improved and consistent quality."

Pictured: A section of one of the DB Corp pressrooms

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