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Technical Specification

At CN Newsprint we are always striving for continuous improvements along with new technological advancements. Our KBA press was the first shaftless press in the UK, which both reduces energy consumption and improves quality performance. At CN we use thermal imaged plates from Kodak, this technology improves dot reproduction. In 2008 in conjunction with IPA our pre-press provider, we developed and installed “fan-out” software thus eradicating miss-registration caused through web growth.  


Workflow system: Print Express
Imaging: 2 x Kodak Thermal CTP Lines


KBA Comet
Towers: 8 towers 4:4
Colour: Full colour
Two folders

Maximum pagination tabloid

Collect 128 pages
Straight: 64 pages
Colour: Full colour

Maximum pagination broadsheet

Collect: 64 pages
Straight: 32 pages
Full colour: Full colour


60,000 copies per hour in straight production
30,000 copies per hour in collect and with on-line inserting


Cut off: 578mm
Web widths: Standard 737mm – 785mm - 840mm


Stitching – On line
Stitching & trimming – on line
Quarterfolding – on line
Inserting – GMA Powerliner on-line