Manugraph Orders QuadTech Equipment For Jagran Prakashan

Sussex, WI--March 2006--Press manufacturer Manugraph India Ltd. has ordered 14 QuadTech Register Guidance Systems with MultiCam® for Jagran Prakashan Pvt. Ltd., publishers of northern India’s biggest selling Hindi daily, Dainik Jagran.

Sandeep Gupta, Director of Jagran Prakashan, is enthusiastic about the installation of the new equipment, scheduled for delivery in April 2006: “We first had QuadTech Autotron Newspaper 2800™ Register Guidance Systems installed on our Manugraph Highline presses at a different plant in 2004. We were so impressed with its performance that we had no hesitation in ordering 14 more systems from the same manufacturer. This time we chose QuadTech solutions with MultiCam® sensors, as we see high resolution camera technology as the future for register and ribbon control.”

Pradeep Shah, Managing director of Manugraph, sees the QuadTech equipment as the perfect compliment to his company’s presses: “QuadTech is one of the most highly respected names in the newspaper industry and we have no hesitation in calling them our most prestigious business partner. There is significant substance behind this partnership—we have seen a 3% saving in paper on our presses with QuadTech’s latest technology and this gives our customers added confidence in our products.”

QuadTech’s MultiCam sensor uses the latest digital camera technology to recognize and evaluate printed marks on any web at full press speed. Built specifically for printing applications, rather than being an off-the-shelf technology, MultiCam® gives unsurpassed performance for color-to-color registration and print-to-cut accuracy. “Thanks to its cutting edge technology,” Pradeep is in no doubt that, “The Register Guidance Systems will optimize the performance of our press at Jagran Prakashan.”

The order is further proof that the Indian newspaper industry continues to boom. Hemant Desai, Sales Manager for QuadTech in India, comments, “The last three years have been a period of rapid expansion for India’s newspaper industry. Plants are being extended and new facilities are opening all over the country. Publishers are also adding more pages to their newspapers, with some using colour on every page. This was unthinkable six years ago when there was no colour in Indian newspapers at all.”

This boom has seen the circulation of many Indian newspapers more than double in the last two years, and as a result competition between different titles is intense. Mr Gupta concludes, “Our investment in QuadTech equipment means that we can say to our readers and advertisers with absolute certainty that we are consistently delivering a product of the very highest quality. This is what gives us the edge over our competitors, and ensures that we maintain our market position.”

About QuadTech

QuadTech, Inc. is the world's leading innovator of advanced color and inspection technology for the printing industry. Founded in 1979, QuadTech sells its automated auxiliary control systems in more than 100 countries to the web offset newspaper and commercial markets, packaging and converting markets, and publication gravure market. Headquartered in Sussex, WI, USA, QuadTech maintains a worldwide network of sales and service operations, and is proud to be registered ISO 9001:2008 DNV.

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Email: craig.dumez@quadtechworld.com

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