Seven sites in QuadTech's Malayala Manorama control order

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Kerala giant Malayala Manorama has opted for QuadTech with a colour registration order which covers 11 presses at seven print sites.

The order announced at the PrintPack trade show will see a suite of quality control solutions including MultiCam-based ribbon and register guidance systems on the company's ICON integrated platform, installed on a total of 42 towers by the end of this year.

The full order follows an installation at the company's headquarters in Kottayam.

Works vice president P K Philip says Malayala Manorama is renowned for its emphasis on quality and for delivering superior publications: "As such, it's vital that we continue to implement systems that safeguard our reputation and guarantee high quality print, while also ensuring our operations are as productive as possible," he said.

"With QuadTech's integrated control systems, we can maintain the level of print quality our customers expect, improve reliability and reduce waste."

QuadTech's ICON platform is a central station that can integrate with existing software, enabling operators to recall and apply stored job setup data, and provides for new products to be added to it. Register Guidance with MultiCam is a closed-loop colour register control system, while Ribbon Control makes automatic angle-bar adjustments during startup before ink becomes visible.

Quadtech area sales manager Vinodhkumar Balakrishnan says Malayala Manorama is one of the most highly regarded newspaper printers in India, "so it's a great endorsement for our technology that they are installing QuadTech systems across the territory.

"Waste management and automated colour control is an important factor in the newspaper industry's efficiency and cost considerations."

Pictured on Quadtech's PrintPack stand: QuadTech operations vice president Vince Balistrieri, Malayala Manorama materials vice president P.P. Prakash, and Vinodhkumar Balakrishnan

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