QuadTech Becomes the Choice of Top US Printing Companies

Sussex, WI--March 2007--Johnson Printing, based in Colorado, the Greenfield Daily Reporter, based in Indiana and Dome Printing, based in Sacramento, California, have all made major investments in QuadTech press ancillaries. The common factor among all three purchases is the QuadTech® ICON™ platform, which has proved a huge success in the US market.

Thanks to the ICON platform, press operators can access the automated control systems from a single, centralized and exceptionally easy-to-use operator control station. This will present a big step for all three companies towards a “lights out” pressroom, where completely automated presses can be left to run 24/7.

Johnson Printing has installed a QuadTech® Register Guidance System with MultiCam® on its Process King press. The company, which prints magazines, catalogs, guides, directories and books, invested in the equipment to improve registration consistency and cut down on waste.

Mike Olson, Plant Manager, Johnson Printing, comments, “The nature of our business is such that we’re always on the lookout for opportunities to improve product quality and achieve cost reductions. The Register Guidance System helps us deliver the consistent quality our customers require, while also bringing improved make-ready efficiency and waste reduction to our operation.”

The Greenfield Daily Reporter has recently installed a Register Guidance System with MultiCam and a QuadTech® Ribbon Control System with MultiCam® on its DGM press. The company prints four daily newspapers as well as books and newsletters.

Waste is again high on the agenda. Joe Simpkins, Production Manager, Greenfield Daily Reporter, comments, “As we grow, we are looking to increase revenue by cutting down on waste. The Register Guidance System will free up our operators to work on the ink/water balance. The Ribbon Control System helps ensure that copy running across adjacent pages is perfectly aligned throughout the run. With the use of split doubles on the increase this is essential.”

Dome Printing installed a Register Guidance System with MultiCam, a Ribbon Control System with MultiCam and a QuadTech® Color Control System on the company’s M110 press. Dome is a one-stop shop, whose services include pre-press, web and sheetfed printing, binding (including perfect binding and saddle stitching), mailing and logistics fulfilment operations.

Andy Poole, Vice President of Manufacturing, Dome Printing, comments, “We have seen a 50% decrease in makeready times, significantly raising levels of productivity.”

About BALDWIN | Vision Systems (formerly QuadTech)

BALDWIN’s Vision Systems division is the world’s leading innovator of advanced color and inspection technology for the printing industry. BALDWIN | Vision Systems sells its automated control systems in more than 100 countries to the packaging and converting markets, web offset newspaper and commercial markets, and publication gravure market. BALDWIN maintains a worldwide network of sales and service operations, and is privately owned by BW Forsyth Partner, the investment arm of multi-billion dollar global manufacturing and engineering consulting firm Barry-Wehmiller.

Contacts:

Craig Du Mez, BALDWIN | Vision Systems
Phone: +1 414 566 7500
Email: craig.dumez@quadtechworld.com

Clare Porter, Bespoke
Phone: +44 (0) 1737 215200
Email: quadtech@bespoke.co.uk

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