When the 0.07-millimeter-thin rolls of paper pass through the rotation machines, each millimeter must fit perfectly. Millions of letters land at precisely the right position. The four coats of ink must be lined up exactly to avoid irritating the eyes of the reader. The machine advances the endless rolls of paper through the various stations of the printing process at speeds up to 115 kilometers per hour. Everything must run smoothly – night after night. You want to read your paper in the morning, don’t you?
But what does the morning newspaper ritual have to do with Carl Zeiss? All processes in the printing process must be perfectly in tune with each other – printing, folding and cutting. Precision measuring technology from Carl Zeiss comes into play even before printing starts: measuring machines from Carl Zeiss are used to check the accuracy and fit of the various parts of the fully automated printing machines during assembly. The components must be manufactured and put together with extreme precision in order to transfer maximum quality to the rolls of paper later. With Carl Zeiss, you know you’re in good hands – day in, day out.
State-of-the-art technology from Carl Zeiss has another job in the newspaper industry: during the pre-press phase, the Carl Zeiss Light Engine ensures the seamless exposure of traditional pressure plates. First, they are illustrated using ultraviolet light before they are inserted into the printing machines. This guarantees that the desired information makes its way to your morning reading material.
Carl Zeiss thus ensures that nothing goes wrong when the thin sheets of paper are transformed into newspapers overnight.
July 1, 2008