Papers in France and New Zealand get upgrades from QIPC
La Charente Libre in Angouleme, France, inked a deal with Q.I. Press Controls for 12 mRC-3D cameras for automatic color register control.
The new system, planned for early this year, will be installed on a Goss Community and DGM press. The company, owned by the Groupe Sud Ouest, prints mainly small-circulation newspapers and works exclusively on the night shift.
It's hoped the installation will lessen the amount of waste, said Michael Gonzalez, technical director of La Charente.
“We’re expecting the new system not only to bring about improvements in the end product, but also lead to savings in waste, both during the startup phase as well as during printing,” Gonzalez said.
In choosing QIPC, Gonzalez also said that La Charente Libre is looking for a partnership.
“We expect a partnership founded on effective support,” Gonzalez said. “We are counting on the flexibility and responsiveness of QIPC. With a press which is far from being standard, we expect the proper back-up.”
Meantime, NZME Print in Auckland, New Zealand, commissioned Q.I. Press Controls to undertake a complete retrofit of its Goss HT70 press. The project includes 37 mRC-3D cameras for cut-off control on a 1995 press with 12 four-high towers and three mono units with three folders. A further 24 IDS-3D cameras for color and register control are also part of the retrofit. All cameras are equipped with the AIMS system for automatic cleaning optics.