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Keeping it local

Monday, 9th March, 2015

A very happy BDT General Manager Rod Niemann with the new back-up iCTP platewriter. PICTURE: Emily Roberts A very happy BDT General Manager Rod Niemann with the new back-up iCTP platewriter. PICTURE: Emily Roberts

Barrier Daily Truth is continuing to invest in the future of Broken Hill with the addition of new plate-making machine.

The machine makes the plates that our staff put in the press, and it will serve as a backup in case of breakdowns.

BDT General Manager Rod Niemann said the new machine would help keep the printing of the newspaper in Broken Hill.

“The iCTP NewsWriter is designed and built by Glunz and Jensen in Denmark,” Mr Niemann said, adding that the first unit was installed in 2012.

“We had been struggling to keep our traditional film and analogue plate system going for some time and needed to upgrade to CTP,” he said.

“The plates run so well on the press, the system is so easy to use and with the time saved in making plates it’s a great investment.”

The back-up machine was purchased for $75,000 and installed this month.

“Hopefully, this means, we will no longer need to print in Mildura if there are any breakdowns,” Mr Niemann said.

Glunz and Jensen is the world’s leading supplier of innovative solutions for the global prepress industry.

They supply the BDT through Australia Graphic Servicing in Mulgrave, Victoria.

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