COLORMAN Reloaded: Press Update for Dutch Daily De Telegraaf
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Press release from the issuing company
Dutch newspaper with highest circulation soon available in reader friendly tabloid format
De Telegraaf, the only national popular newspaper in the Netherlands, follows the trend in newspaper business and invests in an extension of their existing COLORMAN press from manroland web systems.
“Our target is to use the press even more flexible”, says Project Manager Michaël Ellerbeck. “The ordered press.update assures that we are ideally equipped for the future, even with smaller runs, and that we can offer more product variety. At the same time, we change our main production and offer the modern and reader friendly tabloid format. Due to this, we do not only strengthen our cost effectiveness but make a clear commitment for the printed newspaper as our core business.”
COLORMAN Reloaded – Investment in Reader Friendly Future
At four of the five presses, the existing folder superstructures will be lifted by using a middle section. The middle sections can include ribbon stitchers and therewith enables to produce tabloid products with stitched sections.
At all five presses the existing folder superstructures will be re-constructed with shaftless drives for the former rollers and drag rollers under the former, which improves the web lead, especially for tabloid production, to achieve a higher product quality and enable a reliability of the production.
Success Story – Life Time Extension
manroland received the new, comprehensive order from De Telegraaf in June 2014. The project shall be finished until the end of 2015.
Ferdy Demmers, Director of Print and Logistics, is certain: „manroland web systems has constantly worked on service offerings and product upgrades. Due to these upgrades and retrofits, we do not only improve our quality and the overall costs for our presses over the complete lifecycle, we also extend them in an enormous way. The extensions help us achieving a complete change to tabloid format from 2015 on – all this with our existing machinery.”
“In a very challenging and competitive market as the ours, the service quality is of highest importance. Together with our longtime business partner manroland web systems we at De Telegraaf always work on securing best possible performance over the lifecycle of our machinery.”, says Project Manager Michaël Ellerbeck.
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