QIPC achieves ‘important hit’ with order from Times of India

QI Press Controls (QIPC) recently bagged a big order from the Times of India, which, according to Rakesh Dave, managing director, QIPC, is “one of the most important hits in India". The Dutch specialist in measuring and control equipment for the printing industry has automated the Manroland Regioman press of the Times of India group in Bangalore.

03 Apr 2019 | By Rahul Kumar

Meanwhile, QIPC also has new orders from Malayala Manorama and The Printers House.

Dave said the Times of India order offers ‘golden opportunities’ for QIPC. “With this, our market share in India will increase and everyone in the country can see that the market is ready for our IDS-3D system,” he said.

The IDS-3D system (16 cameras) for closed-loop colour control is installed in Bangalore on a Manroland Regioman press. In addition, the mRC-3D system (12 cameras) for cut-off control has been added. “The Times of India relies on this to solve an operational problem it had, but above all to deliver consistently high quality print products. The constant support of QIPC's high quality technical service is an added advantage,” Dave added.

The fact that the Times of India has decided to reinvest in QIPC's systems is also proof of the group's satisfaction with its previous cooperation. In fact, an IDS-3D colour control system had already been installed at its Sahibabad plant.

“This is one of the most important hits ever for QIPC in India," said Dave. “Most of the major newspaper groups are located in the south of the country. This installation will have a major impact on all these groups.”

Besides Times of India, Malayala Manorama and The Printers House have also decided to invest in the automation of QIPC.

Malayala Manorama installed mRC-3D system for colour control (two cameras) and cut-off control (two cameras) at its printing company in Palakkad. “We have been working with QIPC since 2011," said Shibu George, deputy general manager at Malayala Manorama. “Because of the intelligent and reliable systems, we have no doubts about investing QIPC systems at other locations. QIPC is bold and shows with its excellent support and service that it is all about long-term relationships.”

QIPC has also provided the colour register and cut-off check for a new The Printers House press. On a TPH Orient press, four mRC-3D cameras for colour register and two mRC-3D cameras for cut-off control will be installed. The Printers House thus increases the productivity and accuracy of its presses. At the same time, the degree of automation increases.