Akhbar Al Khaleej gets hi-tech press
Manama, March 16, 2008
Akhbar Al Khaleej Press has become the first in the GCC to acquire a state-of-the-art printing press that will help it keep pace with growing demand.
The Heidelberg SpeedMaster 10-colour perfecting press has now been installed, enabling double-sided printing in a single pass with highest print quality.
Equipped with the Plus options, the Speedmaster SM 102 10P enables the Press to work with an eye on future developments.
Extended preset functions ensure high level of automation, making the press particularly cost-effective. The press is integrated into the print shop's digital workflow and helps in reducing make-ready times and ensures fast job throughput.
A whole raft of ergonomic refinements makes the Speedmaster SM 102 not just the most productive press in its format class, but one that offers a unique standard in sophisticated functionality.
Akhbar Al Khaleej Press works closely with leading regional publishers and prints a large number of weekly, fortnightly and monthly magazines.
Apart from magazines, the press caters to the print requirements of leading advertising agencies as well.
Bahrain is witnessing a surge in demand for print capacity, which the new Heidelberg SpeedMaster 10-colour perfecting press will address.
'I firmly believe in ploughing back a major portion of the surplus from the business to modernise the existing set up and add to its capacity,' said Akhbar Al Khaleej chairman Anwar Abdulrahman.
'It is my desire to provide state-of-the-art print facility to the Bahrain-based publishing community and advertising agencies, thereby enabling them to compete internationally.
'Installation of the SpeedMaster 10-colour press is in line with this philosophy.' He gave credit to the press management and staff for their 'wise and dedicated planning in the selection and installation of such sophisticated machines'.-TradeArabia News Service
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