The commercial potential of introducing UV into a press line was outlined by Andy Stephens of Global Press Technologies.
Andy said blanket cleaning was needed to maintain print quality, increase press up time, reduce the need to change blankets and make time and money savings
Simon Ellis may now be known as CEO of the Beacon Media Group but delegates got a feeling for the influence he has had on the current shape of New Zealand’s print industry from his “Who Am I?” presentation.
Outgoing SWUG Apprentice of the Year Molisi Saulala moved delegates with his account of how much his 2014 win meant for him and his family – and what it meant to repay the support he had received from his managers at NZME Print- Ellerslie.
Print companies can save money, avoid equipment failure and downtime, and improve profitability by keeping their oils clean and maintaining an Oil Condition Monitoring Programme, said Shaun Thiele of Indisol.
Keynote speaker Sir Ray Avery entertained delegates with his rags-to-riches story, delivered with humour and entirely off the cuff, but he left the audience with one serious piece of advice – make a ten-year plan.
The importance of press profiling for colour quality control was driven home by Malcolm Lochhead of Fujifilm who told delegates ‘if you can measure it, you can control it. If you can control it, you can reproduce it’.