The Los Angeles Times adds 60 surfaces of CLC Plus!
Lake Barrington, Illinois – Web Printing Controls Co., Inc. (WPC) has enjoyed a great alliance with The Los Angeles Times since the mid-90’s when they installed their CCR System (Color Register System) across the three LA Times facilities. Since then, LA Times has begun to consolidate their operations, and as part of this restructuring plan WPC has once again been called upon to improve productivity for the Newspaper giant.
LA Times has purchased and already begun to install 60 surfaces of WPC’s “CLC Plus” System (Closed Loop Color and Register Controls combined in a single system) at their flag ship Olympic Plant.
With operational completion of the project set for early spring of 2011, LA Times Director of Operations Greg Malcolm is excited about what CLC Plus brings to the table:
“The Los Angeles Times is committed to raising the bar in newspaper print quality as well as offering greater commercial print capability through new technologies. We felt very comfortable with WPC after having prior experience with their register controls, and with the ability of CLC Plus to help us reduce waste and improve our color control capability; this was an easy decision for us. WPC has proven themselves to the Los Angeles Times in the past and going forward we knew they will come through for us again”
CLC Plus scans a gray bar from the moving web to adjust BOTH color register and inking to target values. Fast color register together with color control including data collection help WPC’s customers in their continuing endeavors to increase efficiency. The result is reduced waste, improved quality and greater productivity.
After years of success in the Commercial printing sector with CLC Plus, Web Printing Controls has now begun to position this product in the Newspaper arena.
CLC Plus is currently installed at the Chicago Sun-Times and also recently operational on four new Transcontinental KBA presses which print The Globe and Mail (Canada’s daily Newspaper).