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Jordan Top Daily Newspaper Goes CtP With KPG Newsetter

Press release from the issuing company

Düsseldorf, Germany - Stand 5D24: Jordan's main daily newspaper will go computer-to-plate (CtP) to increase the publication's quality and reduce production time. Jordan Press Foundation, publishers of Al Ra'I and The Jordan Times, purchased two Kodak Polychrome Graphics Thermal Newsetter TH 180 Systems at drupa after a thorough examination of different CtP options. The Al Ra'I delegation included Mohamad Amad, Vice Chairman; Yanal Bustami, Member of the Board; Nader Horani, Director General; and Engineer Amjad Ayesh Khalil. "The decision to transition to a computer-to-plate environment was one we took very seriously," said Mohamed Amad. "After looking at all of our options, we felt KPG's Newsetter thermal CtP system made the most sense because of its quality and speed." An Arabic daily newspaper with a circulation of over 80,000, Al Ra'I enjoys readership throughout the Middle East. The switch to CtP gives the publication the capability to reproduce high-quality color and lengthen editorial deadlines by shortening the prepress schedule. KPG developed the Newsetter System exclusively for newspapers, with a focus on speed, reliability and consistency to help newspapers meet editorial time restraints. By shortening the prepress schedule with a fully automated production cycle and transport system, and providing stable, aqueous plate processing with high developing capacity, the Newsetter System ensures high speeds and low maintenance with little manual intervention - or error. Jordan Press Foundation purchased the KPG Newsetter Systems through Graphic Supplies Company Graphco - a KPG dealer since 1976. Khaled El'Khatib, Marketing and Sales Manager, Graphic Supplies, handled the transaction for the Newsetter System, which the graphic arts dealer first started carrying nine months ago.