QuadTech Exclusive: New Products Ordered for Diario de Noticias

Sussex, WI--August 2007--In May 2007 Diario de Noticias, who produces a self-titled tabloid newspaper, ordered a QuadTech® Register Guidance System with MultiCam® and QuadTech® Ribbon Control System with MultiCam®, both on the ICON™ platform, for it’s plant based in Pamplona in Northern Spain, upgrading an existing MAN Uniset 65 newspaper press.

The company won awards for both the best local newspaper category at the Sixth European Newspaper and best design in a European newspaper in recent years. In purchasing the most up-to-date technology in register control they hope to see reduced waste copies and a stabilized web during production.

Jon Barriola, General Manager at Diario de Noticias commented “We’ve known QuadTech for a very long time and it’s products have a good reputation throughout Europe. MAN Roland has supported the idea of adding these QuadTech products to our system to increase reliability and cost-effectiveness.”

“We are a relatively young and dynamic company and you are only as good as the technology that you have on hand. The MultiCam camera is low maintenance, without needing bulb replacements and reduced cleaning cycles. It will stay locked onto marks during tension upsets such as start-ups and splices. This will save us a significant reduction in start-up times and save on waste copies,” he added.

Kiko Maneru, Technical Manager for Diario de Noticias added, “We have built a reputation in newspaper printing for innovation and our customers rely on a layout that remains consistent in terms of quality image printing. We also want to save money on material costs and continually improve productivity and with the Register Guidance System and Ribbon Control System, we are confident we can achieve this.”

Diario de Noticias was established in 1994, has a daily circulation of 30,000 and is published by Zeroa Multimedia, which also publishes the daily newspaper: DEIA. Diario de Noticias is the main distribution in the Basque country.

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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