Danish newspaper invests in closed-loop system
combined closed-loop density and register will be installed along with 12 PTC4 scanners for cut-off control. DCOS will also integrate the publisher’s existing EPG ink control system, the spray dampening system and upgrade parts of the original press control system, including two new integrated control desks.
“We’ve always strived to be in the forefront when it comes to technology and methods of printing newspapers,” Vejle said. “This is how we have been able to stay successful and competitive over many years.”
Better from start to finish
Vejle said the upgraded press allows the publisher to offer better stability and quality from start to finish, and to attract new customers.
“With the system we can fine-tune the printing process from the PDF files to print and give even better quality, and save paper, labor and materials,” Vejle said. “The way DCOS takes control over the press is amazing, and we are still in the installation phase. I’m looking forward to completing the full implementation.”
Skive Folkeblad was convinced of the potential ROI of the project after seeing a similar upgrade at Norwegian publisher Nr1 Adressa-Trykk. There, a Tensor press was equipped with DCOS closed-loop density three years ago.
“The productivity on that press is amazing,” Vejle said. “Minimal manning and high efficiency. Based on their data, our ROI calculation fell in place and our choice became obvious.”
Skive Folkeblad dates back to 1880. In addition to its flagship paper in Denmark’s Limfjord region, the publisher is a contract printer with a reach across Europe.