New printing press breaks ground in Panama
Panamanian print shop Norma Color has acquired a press that allows personalized documents to be printed director from computer images.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
The press, a Hewlett Packard Indigo 5500, skips the plate-making stage of the traditional offset, while a variable data system allows each sheet to be printed differently from the same basic design, said Norma color chief executive Erick Martins. Both sides of a sheet can be printed simultaneously, he added.
The Ministry of Family, Youth and Children is putting out to tender the provision of printing and reproduction of materials.
The replacement of the traditional literature vehicle, the paper book, by electronic media, is only a matter of time.
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