The golden rule for newspaper layouts
Printing houses all around the world are fighting falling circulations, lower advertising revenue, and higher costs for consumables and personnel. Printers have to be able to systematically implement more economical production concepts of this kind to achieve quick increases in productivity. In addition to the very successful "pressupdate" offer, manroland web systems is also expanding its range of offers to help sustainably improve the profit situation for print companies with another new Business Unit – "print.competence" under the management of the experienced Graham Wickham.
Particularly in North America, companies often use web width reduction on existing machines to lower costs. Usually however, this creates very high, less reader-friendly newspaper formats. With triple circumference production, manroland web systems is now providing the opportunity to create compact, easy to handle newspapers editions which therefore meet the desires of readers and advertising customers, by fully using the efficiency potential of the concept. The proportions of the golden rule are thus returning to newspaper layouts in North America as well.
The folding system with triple delivery saves time and money
The concept has been well thought-out right up to the details. manroland web systems can rely on its know-how from heatset off-set with 96-page systems, and thereby on developments which allow the separation of copies for delivery in three continual shingle streams. The diverter initially separates one copy from the product flow and then splits the two remaining copies into two streams. This permits high productivity in triple circumference printing even with normal print finishing lines at normal speeds. No investment is needed here in expensive high-performance systems. Furthermore the delivery via three shingle streams offers one further additional benefit: at similarly high numbers of copies and pages up to three different newspaper copies can be produced simultaneously using the PFN 35 folding unit. This saves on the one hand investment costs, and on the other hand this method of production saves time. The editorial deadline can be moved back or the delivery can start earlier. Of course for one-up jobs the production is also possible via a shingle stream.