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6th Newspaper Club in Kiev

Jul 1, 2013 12:00 AM


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Ukrainian newspaper sector is looking ahead

The Newspaper Club issued an invitation to its symposium and renowned experts from the publishing and printing industry, predominately from the Ukraine, headed to Kiev on May 24, 2013. The focus was on current trends in the newspaper sector – printed and digital, including a broad horizon of information about publishing models.

Representatives from all areas of the publishing industry attended the gathering: manufacturers of digital and offset printing presses, analysts and specialists for digital publishing and management solutions. In addition to a focus on printing technology in times of a changing industry, other topics included the compatibility of printed and digital newspapers in the publishing houses' business model. To offer fresh perspectives, the world market leader of newspaper printing presses just had to be present: Denis Androsov from manroland web systems Russia introduced the company's new Inline-Finishing solutions for digital printing.

Digital finishing in newspaper production
The FoldLine from manroland web systems recently celebrated its world premiere for industrial digital printing. The system is able to produce newspapers in any format (tabloid, broadsheet, Berliner) in both in-line and off-line operation. Also included in the FoldLine portfolio are brochures, magazines, and individual book signatures. The folder unit can be quickly prepared for jobs: makeready times for format and paper changes are minimal, and changes to volumes can be made without interrupting production. Of equal interest to the guests: the book block solution FormerLine, which offers both inline production as well as offline processing with preprinted reels.

The Newspaper Club was hosted by MacHouse from Kiev, a sales and service partner of manroland web systems in Ukraine since December 2012. Established 20 years ago, the company is now a leading sales and service specialist in the Ukrainian printing industry, with over 200 employees and four regional offices.