KP Services has set up a newspaper printing operation in Jersey, Channel Islands, using two Kodak Prosper 6000P presses. Continue reading “Inkjet printed newspapers come to Jersey”
Agfa has added a new platesetter, the Advantage N-PL to its violet newspaper CtP range. This can image up to 400 plates per hour. Continue reading “Agfa announces platesetter with pallet loading”
Fujifilm has bought Elara Software, which is responsible for developing the Elara newspaper workflow. The software has been popular in some European markets with the expectation that it will benefit from Fujifilm’s international marketing. Continue reading “Fujifilm acquires newspaper workflow”
Kodak has unveiled details of a new violet offset plate, the Libra VP, that will work with most available violet CTP platesetters and plateline equipment. It’s aimed at the newspaper market and promises long run lengths of up to 350,000 impressions if the plates are processed conventionally or up to 300,000 impressions when easy chem setups are used. It should hold 150 lpi AM or 180 lpi hybrid (XM) screens. Continue reading “Kodak releases newspaper violet plate”
Agfa is to launch two new options for its Advantage N-TR and Advantage N-DL platesetters in order to expand plate load capacity. Both of these platesetters are aimed at high volume newspaper users. Continue reading “Agfa expands platesetter options”
Agfa has announced details of the latest version of its Arkitex Production workflow, used in newspaper prepress workflows. Its based on HTML5 meaning that the system can be accessed with full control from any computer platform that supports a browser. Continue reading “Agfa updates Arkitex workflow”
Agfa has launched a new high-speed platesetter for the high-volume newspaper market. The Advantage N TR VHS produces up to 400 plates per hour, which is 50 plates faster than the older Advantage N TR HS. Agfa’s main pitch is that this speed will help publishers push back just in time deadlines and replace multiple platesetters and their associated processors. Continue reading “Agfa announces newspaper platesetter”
I was struck by a recent headline in a newspaper that proclaimed ‘Labour to cut benefits for young jobless’. This is obviously not true, since the Labour party is not in power and not able to enact policy.
But perhaps we should ask, is this any way to sell newspapers? Surely the point of a newspaper is to provide a good level of information, with some interpretation and explanation of that information. It’s difficult to see how meaningless headlines will persuade potential readers to invest time and money in said newspaper.
But this is part of a wider argument about the media – are newspapers, magazines, and websites like this one, for entertainment or information?