Newspapers remain one of the most reliable and credible sources of information. In many regions of the world, particularly in India, newspaper printing is steadily growing. In fact, India is the fastest developing paper market globally and is expected to grow more than 4% per annum until 2030.1
It's a snowy blizzard outside of QuadTech's headquarters in Sussex, WI, but inside we are working hard and spreading a little holiday cheer.
We are in the midst of a very busy 4th quarter as we focus on closing the year strong, finalizing preparations for 2017, and spending time celebrating the holidays. We also take time to have fun at the office. Why? Not only does it improve employee engagement and build relationships, but according to a study by economists at the University of Warwick, happy employees can lead to a spike in productivity by at least 12%.
Working in the print industry requires dedication and craft, one that is learned over time through a multitude of experiences. According to an industry survey conducted by PIA Affiliates, nearly 60% of the print industry’s workforce is 45 years or older. Seasoned laborers are edging closer and closer to retirement. As a result, many print companies must devote an extensive amount of resources towards training new talent. What if you could cut the time it takes to train an operator in half by using simplified technology?
At QuadTech, we create products that enable you to provide the highest level of quality to your customers. The inspection, color, and register product installations that we have carried out around the world are a testament to our commitment to you. In particular, we are most proud of our newest product for the Newspaper market: Register Guidance with MulitCam® TRIM. This product was designed to service small-to-mid-sized Newspaper printers in markets such as India. Part of our commitment to quality includes ongoing testing of our products in order to ensure that your operations run smoothly.
Accurate printing registration systems ensure mark patterns are aligned properly for both four color and pantone-based images. Designed to solve the specific needs of Newspaper printers, MultiCam TRIM is a custom system designed for single width, single folder applications. Issues with blurry colors and text misalignment is a thing of the past with QuadTech’s high-tech, operator-friendly system.
QuadTech’s Digital Ink System (DIS) has proven to be a game-changing piece of equipment for many Newspaper and Commercial printers worldwide. Customers have voiced great success in saving both time and money with this system, as it administers the precise amount of uncontaminated ink needed. With extended use over time, the system could need repair and QuadTech has an unbeatable manufacturer-rebuild program in place.
The QuadTech India office was bright and on full display in the nighttime hours before its inauguration last week. The structure is beautiful with modern architecture, tall ceilings, large windows and plush greenery. However, this new office represents much more than a cozy place to call "home." It signifies the sophistication, simplicity and quality that customers have come to expect from QuadTech.
Makeready can be both extremely frustrating and costly for printers. From consumers who openly criticize bad packaging on social media to customers who can face legal consequences if a defective product is sold, printers are under pressure from many directions to pursue absolute quality. An Inspection System that is dependable, with advanced technology and sophisticated algorithms can save money by reducing time and waste.
A streak on a dollar bill. A spot on a playing card. A blue-tinged baby on a package of diapers. All three of these are examples of major issues that printers face when working to ensure customers receive flawless materials. Errors can be both costly and detrimental to customer retention.
Ideally, errors are caught without stopping the press and a reliable inspection system acts like a safety net for each run. Learn more about how QuadTech’s Inspection System on IconTM defines, detects, and stops defects in their tracks.
Think back to the last time you were car shopping. After making your decision about the make and model, did you think, “What color should I get?” It might seem trivial, but research shows that the majority of consumer purchases include the buyer’s assessment of color. According to the research study Color sells: How the psychology of color influences consumers, “Color significantly influences consumer purchases, so much so that it accounts for 85% of the reason why someone decides to purchase a product.” (Tornetta, Fox, Blackbird)