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Panpa Bulletin : June 2006
A 30-year relationship between QuadTech and Ben- nett Coleman and Co Ltd has become even stronger with the installation of four QuadTech® AutotronTM Newspaper 2800 Register Guidance Systems at several Times of India press plants in the past three months. The installations bring the total number of Autotron Newspaper 2800 systems bought by Bennett Coleman and Co Ltd to 12, which have been installed on various MAN and Manugraph presses spread among plants across the country, including Bangalore, Calcutta, Pune, Lucknow, Delhi and Mumbai. Bennett Coleman and Co Ltd and QuadTech began their business relationship in the 1970s when the company first used the Autotron 100 system in its gravure division. "Ever since we first used QuadTech technology three decades ago, they have stood out for us in terms of performance. We are pioneers in India in terms of using newspaper press controls, integrating them into our presses before anyone else had thought of doing so. Since our early endeav- ours in this area, we have always given our business to QuadTech," said Purnendu Sen, Technical Director of Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd. "With fierce competition currently permeating the Indian newspaper industry, it is vitally important to the Times of India, as market leader, that its standards are maintained. " Mr Sen sees the QuadTech equipment as integral in meeting this aim. "Our press plant is meticu- lously maintained, like a hospital operating theatre. You could eat your dinner off the floor!We have achieved amazingly high standards in housekeeping and press performance. QuadTech has played a big role in this," he said. "I don't just want another ven- dor. The vendor must understand our needs, our workplace culture and the standards that must be upheld. QuadTech does just this, while providing a technology that suits our products." As with all newspaper produc- ers, Bennett Colman and Co Ltd sets waste reduction high on its agenda. Mr Sen has dedicated much of his career to ensuring waste is kept to a minimum. "When I took over the total wastage was 12 per cent. Today we operate below 3.8 per cent. This has taken my whole career, and QuadTech has had a massive influence along the way," Mr Sen said. "The equipment has saved us an incredible amount of money. We consume 280,000 tons of newsprint a year. From 12 per cent to 3.8 per cent - that's a serious amount of paper we've managed to save." The Autotron Newspaper 2800 also has to fill some criteria specific to the Indian newspaper industry. "One of our primary consid- erations is the Indian climatic conditions. We have operated the system in 45 degrees centigrade, and it withstood the heat, working perfectly," Mr Sen said. Another factor that makes the QuadTech brand stand out for Mr Sen is the company's commit- ment to the Indian market. "A huge advantage that QuadTech has over its competi- tors is the fact that it has an Indian office. This means there is never any problem with service or sup- port," he said. "Their Indian office has technicians who speak our language in both a literal and metaphorical sense. The language barrier can some- times prove tricky to overcome, especially when it comes to the finer points of training. The fact that the QuadTech engineers speak the local languages is an immense help. When you are explaining to the operators about the settings and circuits, they always learn better in their mother tongue." Bennett Coleman and Co Ltd was founded in 1839. The Times of India is the company's flagship daily with a circulation of 3.3 million and is printed at 15 sites across India. The company employs more than 5000 people in its print division and 2000 in broadcast and new media. Waste not, want not Epson now offers its Pro Graph- ics customers a dedicated online site providing technical support, news and events, press reviews, and among other features, the opportunity to receive email up- dates. Epson Pro Graphics custom- ers can now open a Pro Graphics account where they can register their product and receive regular email updates containing prod- uct, marketing and technical in- formation. Customers can submit queries about any Epson Pro Graphics product in the Ask Pro Graphics section. In the Reading Room, custom- ers can access the latest product reviews, articles and read case studies on how award-winning professionals use Epson Pro Graphics products in their work. Featured in this section is Tech- nology News, where customers can access information on light- fastness and the full range of Ep- son printing technologies, such as Epson's Variable Sized Droplet Technology (VSDT) and Perfect- Picture Imaging System. The site offers a detailed guide to large format media and a sec- tion on optimising ink usage. Ma- terial safety data sheets for the full range of Epson large format print- ers can be downloaded. News and Events provides details on upcoming Epson Pro Graphics trade shows, events and sponsorships, and is regularly updated with information on the latest Epson Pro Graphics press releases. Included is a regularly updated list of Epson Pro Graphics dealers in Australia and New Zealand. Epson offers online help The new releases are all based around WebSEND's evolution- ary "IQ" smart layer. The first release was a newly enhanced 'smart' interface which works pre-emptively to help you work in WebSEND. The second was 'IQ Creator', a desktop applica- tion which gives the user access to all the Australian publica- tions and creates a document in InDesign to the correct specifi- cations in one click. The latest is the 'IQ Chaser' application which fully auto- mates the download, saving, renaming and printing of ad- vertising to newspapers. While the latter two applications are not particularly new innova- tions, what is new is that they are small, fast and free. WebSEND is a web-based ad- vertising delivery service with one of the world's best valida- tion engines, a comprehensive job tracking system and a set of workflow tools which ensures that no-one in the advertising process need ever be left out of the loop again. WebSEND advertises itself as 'Australia's most advanced de- livery service'. A pretty big claim considering WebSEND is a rela- tive newcomer to the already mature Australian digital media delivery market. WebSEND opened its doors in March 2002 after AAP Ads announced they were closing. No-one wanted to see a single player in the digital ad deliv- ery market and yet curiously, a number of publishers were less than thrilled to learn that there was a new delivery company in town. But it was good news for the advertisers as WebSEND made one breakthrough after another, starting with Austral- ia's first $10 flat rate job and fol- WebSEND releases new generation software WebSenD has started to release a slew of software aimed at making the ad creation and delivery experience as accurate and fast as possible. June 2006 PANPA BULLETIN | 41