Amar Ujala Publications prepares for the future

Amar Ujala Publications prepares for the future
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One of India’s leading media concerns, Amar Ujala Publications, has been busy getting its printing plants ready for the future. The last year has seen Amar Ujala Publications investing in at least ten automation systems produced by Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC-EAE). As a result, the Dutch specialist in measurement and control equipment for the printing industry has seen a significant rise in its share on the Indian market.

The Manugraph Cityline press, located in Agra, around 150 kilometers  south of the capital New Delhi, has been equipped with 14  mRC-3D cameras for color register, all fitted with Automatic Ink Mist Shields (AIMS) for automatic cleaning of the lenses. Likewise in Agra, 14  mRC-3D cameras for color register, fitted with AIMS, were installed on the Manugraph M360 press. The last project in Agra consisted of 2  mRC-3D cameras for color register, fitted with AIMS, for the TPH Orient   press. This installation represents an expansion of the existing system.     

In Lucknow, approximately 400 kilometers  south-east of New Delhi, two TPH presses were provided with QIPC-EAE automation systems. The TPH Orient 35000 press here was equipped with 21  mRC-3D cameras for color register and cut-off ribbon control, fitted with AIMS. On the TPH Orient press, a total of 2  mRC-3D cameras for color register were installed, likewise with AIMS. The 2 new cameras represented an addition to the new tower on the press.     

In Noida, a suburb of New Delhi, a further two presses were provided with new automation systems. On the TPH Orient 45000, a total of 18  mRC-3D cameras for color register and cut-off control were installed. All cameras here were also fitted with AIMS. On an extra tower on the TPH Orient, 2  mRC-3D cameras with AIMS were also installed.     

Other sites 
A TPH Orient Xcel press in Dehradun, around 200 kilometers  north of New Delhi, was also fitted with 21  mRC-3D cameras with AIMS for colour register and cut-off control. The TPH Orient press in Kanpur, 50 kilometers  south-west of Lucknow, was equipped with a new tower which included 2  mRC-3D cameras with AIMS for color register. Finally, in Moradabad, 150 kilometers  east of New Delhi, 2  mRC-3D cameras with AIMS for color register were installed on the TPH Orient’s new tower.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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