ProImage Press Register Improving Print Quality Across Asia

By: Press Release

Netanya, Israel – 23rd March, 2011: New ProImage (www.newsway.com) has announced that its ProImage Press Register software, first announced at IFRA Expo last year, has quickly gained success, particularly in Asia where it enables the many older presses in use there to produce ‘new press’ print quality.

Customers include the Sin Chew Media Corporation Berhad, the Malaysian publisher of leading Chinese language newspapers Guang Ming Daily and Sin Chew. Ng Junn Mun, Senior ICT Manager, System/Infrastructure, at Sin Chew Media Corporation said, “We installed ProImage Press Register in order to improve registration and compensate for Fan Out issues on digital files.

“It saves us set-up time, produces consistent press registration resulting in improvement in overall print quality, and reduces both chemistry usage and paper wastage.” He added, “In addition, the improved colour reproduction brings greater value to our advertiser customers.”

The Press Register software at Sin Chew Media is integrated within a NewsWay production workflow system. This takes content from an AsiaWeb front-end Chinese language editorial system and automates workflow through to three Kodak NewsGen Thermal CtP machines, online processors and punch benders. The presses are twelve year old Goss Universal 50 and Goss Urbanite machines.

Other customers in the region using ProImage Press Register are KHL Printing Co., a commercial printing company based in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur; The Hindu Group Publications, Chennai, India; Vasan Publications, publishers of newspapers and paper back books, also in Chennai; Matichon, a Thailand-based media company which publishes three daily newspapers, the Matichon Daily, Prachachart Business and Khao Sod Daily; and the Philippine Star newspaper in Manila, Philippines.

Hanan Drory, VP Sales and Marketing, Asia, at New ProImage, said, “The software completely overcomes the causes of poor colour registration, including mechanical misalignment, cylinder cocking, circumference inaccuracies and plate gripping placement. It also resolves the problems caused by paper stretch (Fan Out) resulting from the ink and water being applied to paper which is moving at high speed and under tension, and with large distances between plate cylinders.”

The solution supports up to eight individual separations whilst accurately preserving punch and bender registration marks.

A product description together with real-life press examples is available at:
http://www.new-proimage.com/PressRegister/PR%20Product%20Description.pdf

About New ProImage
First established in 1995, New ProImage Limited is a leading developer of browser-based content management, digital workflow, ink optimization, color image processing and production tracking solutions for the commercial and newspaper printing and publishing industries. Using a standard Internet browser, ProImage’s advanced workflow technologies offer the printing industry flexible and feature-rich end-to-end communications, workflow management, colour processing and production tracking solutions. New ProImage Limited is based in Netanya, Israel, twenty miles north of Tel Aviv. In Europe the company manages sales and support from offices in London, UK and in the Americas from Princeton, New Jersey. The company may be found on the Web at: www.newsway.com.

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