Pa­pers in France and New Zealand get up­grades from QIPC

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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.

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