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Danish Newspaper Publisher, Sjaellandske Medier, reduces paper waste 5-7%. with Anturafount CS1

Sjællandske Medier A/S goes back to 1871 and since then it expanded based on several mergers between a number of regional newspapers. Sjaelland, also called Zealand, is the largest and most populated island, located in the south-east part of Denmark. Today the company employs 500 people covering most of Sjælland with offices in 28 cities, publishing 4 daily newspapers (Frederiksborg Amt Avis, Dagbladet, Nordvestnyt, Sjællandske) and 32 weeklies. Furthermore they diversified their business by having an advertising agency with various online services, running a local radio station and making TV productions.

Factory Manager Niels Grinsted and his employe is relying on the Agfa Graphics service and support team to keep the plate making and printing workflow optimized: 'their quick response time and professional knowhow regarding different aspects of the printing workflow such as experience with plates, gum and fount, has contributed to improve our final printed results. We use an Arkitex Newsdrive workflow to control our CtP system which consists of two Advantage N engines with online Clean-out units, imaging on N94-VCF chemistry free plates.

Recently we decided to start using the Anturafount CS1, which is a perfect match for the N94-VCF plates.' This was the conclusion of an Agfa Graphics f-IQA report (Fountain ISO Quality Assesment), based on the analysis of six distinct water samples from their fountain setup installation: tap water, de-mineralized water, re-hardened water, fresh fountain solution, used fountain solution and the fountain additive. The f-IQA is one out of a set of six IQA modules which will become commercially available in due time. In the end this resulted in an optimized fountain solution setup, meant to work in combination with different paper types and variable run lengths of 2.500 to 250.000 copies. A good and stable fountain solution setup strongly determines the final print quality on press. Niels Grinsted commented: 'The Anturafount CS1 helps to keep the blankets clean while printing and it reduces our start-up paper waste by another 5-7%'.

Sjællandske Medier A/S has a Lean and Quality strategy by which they continuously strive for state of the art quality and reduction of waste.


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