APN Yandina’s Shining Future with QuadTech

Sussex, WI--October 5, 2007--APN Print Yandina, part of APN News and Media, based in Yandina, on Australia’s Sunshine Coast, has already seen the benefits of purchasing a QuadTech® Register Guidance System with MultiCam®. The company states the product has increased start-ups and reduced waste, resulting in greater productivity over the last ten months.

Yandina opened in October 2006 as a result of an amalgamation between two existing plants, with the aim to modernize and extend its facilities and increase productivity and efficiency. The new QuadTech equipment is seen as an integral part of this upgrade and has been installed on its MAN Roland Regioman and Uniset presses.

Greg Carson, General Manager, APN Yandina commented, “The Register Guidance System provides our press operators with greater overall control of the job in hand, allowing them to concentrate on other aspects of the printing process. The MultiCam camera has more than proved its worth and stays locked onto marks during tension upsets such as start-ups and splices, automatically making adjustments at full press speeds.”

The Register Guidance System was part of a recommended package from MAN Roland, but Yandina researched the product by asking existing users for feedback prior to the purchase. According to the company the technology has proved to be a welcome addition to the plant.

Australia has seen massive changes to its newspaper industry that began in 1803 with its first publication: The Sydney Gazette & New South Wales Advertiser, originally encompassing topics, from agricultural notices and shipping news to crime reports. Over the last decade, Australia’s newspaper industry has reflected the worldwide market requirements for high quality color. Greater emphasis is being placed on newspapers to introduce full-color glossy magazines, with topics these days more likely to attract advertising revenue such as cooking and travel.

APN Yandina is based some 80 miles from Brisbane, publishing 24 daily newspapers such as The Sunshine Coast Daily, which is Australia’s fastest growing newspaper. Other notable daily publications it prints are The Gympie Times and Queensland Times. The high-tech facility is capable of printing 75,000 tabloid copies per hour and runs 24 hours a day.

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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