Manugraph Builds Presses for Biggest Customer

By: E&P Staff

Mumbai-based Manugraph India Ltd. has sold Cityline Express presses to The Dainik Jagran, owned by Jagran Prakashan Ltd. and headquartered in Kanpur, India.

The sale of 65 additional Cityline Express towers brings the buyer’s total to 212 Manugraph towers, making it the leading user of Manugraph presses in the world. It also operates 13 Manugraph Hiline towers.

Delivery began in May and is expected to be completed in December.

Dainik Jagran‘s order consists of nine complete press lines (four seven-tower press lines and five six-tower press lines) and seven towers as add-ons to existing presses. All but three press lines will use shaftless drives.

The new towers will feature a running speed of 35,000 copies per hour, cutoffs of 21.8 inches, and web widths of 28 inches. All will be equipped with ink and water tracking systems, Manugraph autopasters, balloon formers, and QuadTech register systems.

Dainik Jagran is a full-color 24- or 28-page broadsheet daily published in 37 editions, printed at 29 sites and circulating 2.6 million copies. Distributed in 11 states, it bills itself the world’s most-read daily.

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