By: E&P Staff
Several large newspapers in Brazil and Puerto Rico, as well as commercial printers in three countries, selected Nela this spring to supply prepress systems. To be delivered between now and September, they bring to more than 150 the number of machines the River Falls, Wis., company provided to the Latin American market in the last decade.
Brazil’s Diario de Sao Paulo ordered an inline Nela VCP (Vision punch-bender) for plates produced by two platesetting lines.
Hoje em Dia, Belo Horizonte, ordered an automated ink system – Nela’s newest offering – for its three existing printing presses.
For its four regional plants, Zero Hora, headquartered in Porto Alegre, ordered a Nela Vision punch-bender, two Benchmark three-point benders and a modification to an existing bender.
El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico’s largest newspaper, has ordered its third Nela Vision punch-bender to expand its prepress capabilities.
On the commercial side, new orders came from Brazil’s Plural Grafica for a Vision punch-bender for its new Goss Sunday 3000 press, Transcontinental Mexico for a three-point bender, and World Color in Peru for an extensive plate-automation and handling system for its new manroland Lithoman press.
The big Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo, with a circulation of 300,000, just received four Nela Vision benders capable of handling multiple plate sizes. The four VCP-Ms are inline with computer-to-plate devices and have a capacity of more than 900 plates per hour.