ppi Media automates daily newspaper production workflow

Fully automated new rotary printing press at reiff medien

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A fully automated new rotary printing press at reiff medien. Photo ppi Media

After switching to a new rotary printing press, reiff medien now has a fully automated workflow in which it can exchange data between the Pecom printer management system and the PlanPag planning solution from ppi Media.

The local newspaper production teams at reiff medien have been using a new rotary printing press from Manroland since November 2021. During the commissioning process, ppi Media integrated various interfaces to automate communication between the print presetting system and the PlanPag planning solution, which is used for daily newspaper production at reiff medien.

As a result, the machine’s printing options are now transferred to PlanPag so that they can be taken into account during the production process. PlanPag, in turn, communicates the relevant information to ppi Media’s solution for printing form production, OM, which forwards this planning information and additional proofs of the pages and color preset information to Pecom.

By automating the production workflow in this way, various manual processes have been eliminated from daily newspaper production at reiff medien, thus reducing the susceptibility to errors, “We’ve been working successfully with ppi Media for many years. The focus of our cooperation has clearly been on automating and streamlining our production processes. ppi Media has a great deal of expertise and extremely experienced project managers in this field”, says Achim Kara, managing director of reiff Printservice GmbH.

In 2024, we are looking at full recovery and growth-led investment in Indian printing

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. It created the category of privately owned B2B print magazines in the country. And by its diversification in packaging, (Packaging South Asia), food processing and packaging (IndiFoodBev) and health and medical supply chain and packaging (HealthTekPak), and its community activities in training, research, and conferences (Ipp Services, Training and Research) the organization continues to create platforms that demonstrate the need for quality information, data, technology insights and events.

India is a large and tough terrain and while its book publishing and commercial printing industry have recovered and are increasingly embracing digital print, the Indian newspaper industry continues to recover its credibility and circulation. The signage industry is also recovering and new technologies and audiences such as digital 3D additive printing, digital textiles, and industrial printing are coming onto our pages. Diversification is a fact of life for our readers and like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

India is one of the fastest growing economies in nominal and real terms – in a region poised for the highest change in year to year expenditure in printing equipment and consumables. Our 2024 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock – to emphasize your visibility and relevance to your customers and turn potential markets into conversations.

– Naresh Khanna

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