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PMP ensures directory quality with GMI Solutions

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Hod-Hasharon, Israel – PMP Print, part of Australia's leading integrated provider of consumer insight and printed communications solutions, has installed three GMI Microcolor II and three GMI ColorQuick systems as well as a GMI CIP3 Interpreter to ensure print quality at its Chullora, New South Wales, facility.

The sales were part of PMP Print's comprehensive upgrades at the Chullora plant resulting from winning a multi-year directory print contract for their three Harris 9000 Coldset 80-inch directory presses, now equipped with the GMI solutions.

GMI solutions are modular and adaptable and are currently in use on more than 4500 web and sheet-fed press designs ranging in width from 10" to 80". Providing the most accurate color control and information, the GMI Microcolor II and ColorQuick solutions can reduce make-ready waste by up to 50% and deliver a rapid ROI combined with consistent color quality during and between runs and a low cost of ownership.

"There were three major considerations for investing in GMI's solutions," said Jeremy Boreham, National Technical Manager, PMP, "to provide more consistent and repeatable output for our client, savings in materials, and the data capture to enable printing to standards. With savings in start-up waste as well as running waste, GMI's solutions deliver an outstanding return on investment."

In addition to the Chullora facility, PMP has 16 GMI solutions at 4 of its print centers along Australia's Eastern seaboard. As the largest heatset web printer in Australasia, PMP prints some 4 billion catalogues, 120 magazines, 30 million directories and 24 million books each year.

A powerful combination for print quality and waste reduction
The solutions PMP has installed on its presses provide state-of-the-art color control through an integrated approach that begins with GMI's CIP3 Interpreter that converts pre-press artwork into digital ink key presets managed by the GMI Microcolor II remote ink control solution. The presets are converted into ink key positions and sent to the press units before printing, hence shortening make ready time and waste.

GMI Microcolor II uses patented, digital servomotor technology where each servomotor has its own microprocessor to enable precise control. The system provides very fine control, less than 1% increment for light coverage and larger moves for heavy coverage.

Once printing, the ColorQuick's press-mounted spectrophotometer collects spectral color data and automatically controls the ink density, and other color parameters  (Closed Loop Color Control). Using the ISO Standard spectrophotomer, ColorQuick ensures the highest color quality measurement accuracy and consistency between jobs and presses, and enables significant waste reduction during make readies and run time.

"We are very pleased that PMP chose AVT GMI as its partner. The sale of these solutions to PMP demonstrates the great benefits of installing GMI systems on legacy presses, extending their lives and transforming them into modern, efficient units delivering high quality color print," said Gal Shamri, President, GMI. "Microcolor and ColorQuick are part of AVT GMI solutions that enable our customers to enhance their competitiveness, while at the same time ensuring production efficiency and print quality."




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