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Asociación Técnica de Diarios Latinoamericanos
Boletín Semanal Febrero 11, 2018

El Main Post media group adquiere dos torres Commander CL automatizadas de Koenig & Bauer AG

Würzburg, 07-02-2018 With the purchase of two highly automated Commander CL printing towers, the Main-Post media group is resolutely pursuing its chosen path of gradual modernisation. "Piece by piece, we are upgrading our printing presses so that they represent the latest state of the art. For us, the two new printing towers also indicate our clear commitment to printed newspapers," says David Brandstätter, Managing Director of Main-Post GmbH. The company already invested in a new folding unit in 2015.

With the two new printing towers, which are due to start production at the beginning of 2019, up to 47,000 newspaper copies with 32 pages each can be printed in one hour. "Our companies are linked by a very long and above all a very good partnership. In particular, the geographical proximity of the two companies allows a very strong exchange in terms of new developments, innovations or also practical tests," says Claus Bolza-Schünemann, President and CEO of Koenig & Bauer AG. 135 years ago, Koenig & Bauer delivered a first printing press to the Würzburg General-Anzeiger, the precursor of today's Main-Post.

Innovation, growth, broad product portfolio The first edition of the Main-Post appeared on 24 November 1945. About 1,000 people are currently working for the company, which belongs to the Pressedruck media group in Augsburg. Every day the daily newspapers Main-Post, Schweinfurter Tagblatt, Schweinfurter Volkszeitung, Hassfurter Tagblatt, Bote vom Hassgau and Volksblatt are published and printed. Thanks to third-party print jobs, the company produces more newspapers than ever before. For example, the Main-Post produces innovations such as zipper applications or large double-spread supplements in order to satisfy the wishes of advertisers.

High level of automation in the field of technology
In addition to the two printing towers, the company is investing in two Pastomat reelstands and two Patras A reel loading systems. An extensive automation package consisting of RollerTronic roller locks, CleanTronic cylinder washing systems, colour register and cut-off register controls, colour measuring and control systems and fully automatic plate changing systems including plate lift reduces makeready times, waste, operating and maintenance costs to a minimum. The Commander CL is controlled via a new ErgoTronic console with EasyTronic for optimised startup of the web press.

In future, six printing towers and three folding units by Koenig & Bauer will remain responsible for the production of the print jobs. Two

Kodak añade tintas violeta y expande la conectividad del Software KODAK Proofing

El Software para Pruebas de KODAK proporciona las herramientas que usted necesita para obtener pruebas de color precisas y predecibles de las impresoras de inyección de tinta líderes en el mercado. ROCHESTER, N.Y., 29 de enero de 2018 - Kodak anunció actualizaciones en su software KODAK Proofing, facilitando a los impresores dedicar menos tiempo a la planificación y más tiempo obteniendo colores consistentes en la impresión.

La nueva actualización del software KODAK Proofing le permite probar tintas planas con una precisión sorprendente con la nueva compatibilidad con las impresoras de tinta violeta de la familia EPSON SC-P7000 y SC-P9000. Esta nueva actualización también cumple con las expectativas del cliente permitiéndole obtener objetivos estándar basados en ISO 12647, GRACoL y SWOP con certificación de confirmación de color.

Mientras que el software KODAK Proofing le brinda una mejor administración de los colores, también se combina perfectamente con algunas de las impresionantes funciones que ya incluye el software, como soporte de medios personalizados, rendimiento de color líder en la industria y calibración programada.

Esto permite a los impresores calibrar sus equipos después de horas de operación, cumplir con las especificaciones de sus clientes y mantener los estándares de la industria. El resultado final es lograr pruebas de alta calidad directamente en las manos de los usuarios para garantizar un producto terminado impecable. "El software KODAK Proofing es una solución confiable y fácil de usar para pruebas de inyección de tinta", dijo Allan Brown, Vicepresidente y Gerente General de Soluciones de Flujo de Trabajo de Kodak.

"Esta oferta reduce los costos al eliminar la planificación exhaustiva y permite un aumento general en la agilidad de las operaciones al ofrecer resultados consistentes y confiables una y otra vez. El software KODAK Proofing se basa en la misma tecnología de color mejor en su clase, que se encuentra en el software KODAK COLORFLOW y en el resto de los productos de Suite PRINERGY de Kodak ".

Para obtener más información sobre el software Kodak Proofing líder en la industria y sus especificaciones, visite nuestro sitio web:: https://www.kodak.com/US/en/prinergyworkflow/platform/proofing-software/default.htm. ### Acerca de Kodak Kodak es una empresa de tecnología enfocada en imágenes para el negocio.

Proporcionamos innovación (directamente o a través de asociaciones con otras empresas innovadoras) en hardware, software, consumibles y servicios a nuestros clientes en comunicaciones gráficas, impresores comerciales, publicaciones, empaque, impresión funcional, entretenimiento y películas comerciales, y para mercados de productos de consumo.

Con una organización de primera clase mundial en I&D, un portafolio de soluciones innovadoras y una marca de gran reputación, Kodak ayuda a clientes alrededor de todo el mundo a hacer crecer sus propios negocios de una manera sostenible, y a disfrutar de sus vidas. Para obtener información adicional acerca de Kodak, visítenos en graphics.kodak.com

manroland web systems es como un sinónimo de una red total de trabajo

manroland web systems, the global market leader in web offset is setting the standards in digital finishing yet again. The Augsburg based manufacturer has proven this in the last few years, with successful installations of the FoldLine and FormerLine digital finishing lines. The systems are so effective and fast, they have convinced renowned digital printing companies like GGP Media, a subsidiary of the Bertelsman Printing Group. And that’s not all: In addition, manroland web systems provides software and workflow solutions for complete networking of the whole press room – even offset presses can be incorporated from now on. In Pößneck, the system of a competitor for a letterpress line is currently being replaced with a solution from Augsburg.

In the past few years, manroland web systems has successfully enhanced its practical competence for digital printing. With the help of its in-house know-how, the digital finishing modules FoldLine and FormerLine were developed. What’s more: With complete workflow solutions, manroland web systems is a trailblazer for total networking in many press rooms and in demand worldwide. At drupa 2016, manroland web systems demonstrated its growing capabilities and could consequently generate many new projects. GGP Media, for instance, now counts on the competence of the Augsburg based company in its plant in Pößneck and is replacing a complete competitor system with manroland web systems solutions.

“manroland web systems has not only produced a more productive and faster system with 1000 feet/min. – what convinces us most are the workflow solutions, which enable us to network the complete press room – and this does not only concern digital printing, but can also integrate offset”, says Martin Hawich, production/technology manager. “The integration of the complete plant offers our customers immense advantages. The trend is clearly moving away from stand-alone solutions in digital printing, as they are still being offered. At manroland web systems, we further developed the workflow sector early on, alongside the actual production components. We define ourselves as an integration partner for the printing industry and continue using the customer’s workflow systems in existing installations. We offer software solutions such as WorkflowBridge, Imposer or the production planner MasterQ as plug-ins. These components are intelligently connected and optimise the complete process, resulting in a coherent and consistent system for the conventional and digital printing sector. This means that the networked production process is already reality today”, is how Alwin Stadler explains the advantages for GGP Media and the trends in digital printing.

At the digital forefront
As a complete solutions provider, manroland web systems has already been assuming project management in the digital printing sector for some years. With its core competences, further development and workflow solutions, the company provides answers for new business models and challenges on the market. The FoldLine and FormerLine inline finishing aggregates can produce high volumes in multiple-shift operation, not least because the speed and web width of the digital printing presses have increased. The workflows enable cost-optimised and versatile production of the most diverse printing products, and all this around the clock. This is how business volumes can be achieved which make industrial digital printing profitable.

Impresos Bermont de españa adquiere equipo de inserción automático de Ferag

Spanish newspaper printer Bermont Impresión is making the move from manual to automated inserting at its distribution centre in Coslada (Madrid). Here the company relies on Swiss postpress processing equipment and is investing in a Ferag MiniSert inserting system. This will this help handle small runs for local newspapers efficiently, reliably and cost-effectively in parallel with main production.

Night after night, over 30 printing presses turn out 50 or more national and international newspapers at Bermont’s seven locations around Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Sagunt(Valencia), Seville,Lugo,Majorca (Balearic islands),Tenerife(Canary islands) . Along with the big Spanish dailies like “El Mundo”, “Marca” , “La Razon” and “El Pais” as well as several regional newspapers, the company is also contracted to print titles from around western Europe including “Bild Zeitung” from Germany, “The Times” and “The Daily Express” from the UK, “Corriere della Sera” from Italy and many other leading newspapers. This means Spain’s largest printing works must respond flexibly to print runs that may vary between 10,000 and 200,000 copies. So in mid-2016, the company was facing a question at its Madrid plant: how to complete all kinds of short runs for regional and international dailies both efficiently and reliably, with a high level of performance and low operating costs, and that in parallel with production of the major high-circulation titles.

The answer for Bermont Impresión in Madrid is the MiniSert inserting system, a modular, simply designed offline inserting line. With only modest financial resources it becomes possible to raise the inserting process to a new level while also boosting production reliability. The Ferag MiniSert can process up to 20,000 end products in one hour – straightforwardly, reliably and independent from chains and clips. Given the product structure at Bermont, the key criterion was the system's overall high flexibility rather than ultimate speed. The compact machine can complete main prints, preprints and supplements with very different formats: The main product format width can vary between 280 and 450 millimetres, with a format length from 210 to 310 millimetres. Preprints between 148–450 millimetres wide and 105–310 millimetres long are all processed reliably, and the inserting system can link directly to bundling equipment such as a stack turner.

Compact, reliable and user friendly
Even when a fast transition from manual to automated inserting is needed, companies are on the safe side with this small, Swiss-made system: thanks to its compact design, a MiniSert with up to six hoppers (modularly extensible from two to four to six hopper stations) will fit inside a standard 20-foot shipping container, making transport a breeze. Ferag can deliver a MiniSert inserting line just eight weeks after receipt of order; installation, commissioning and training together take no more than five days. And Ferag has kept its word to Bermont: their order arrived in December 2016 and production on the MiniSert began at the end of April, after only four days for installation and training. Since then at Coslada, print runs of 20,000 to 60,000 copies have been rolling out of the Ferag inserting system with its one main product and four preprint hopper stations.

Semi-automatic inserting
In its first month of operation at Bermont in Coslada, the MiniSert was already completing 256-page newspapers collated from 72 pages of main product and 184 preprinted pages. Ignacio Villanueva, Technical Manager at Bermont, is satisfied: “While larger runs are rolling off the presses, we now have the option of semi-automatic inserting in parallel with the main production. That makes us very flexible.” Moreover, the machine is simple so setting up does not require specially trained staff. This further contributes to the low running costs of this economical small system.