Tensor sells second folder to PNG newspaper

Tensor International, together with National Printing Equipment of Australia, has sold and installed a second folder to a major newspaper company in Papua New Guinea.

Chicago-based Tensor awarded the contract to add a new H-50 folder with a quarter folder on The Papua New Guinea Post-Courier’s premises.

The newspaper already has an existing 18-unit T1400 press.

The Papua New Guinea Post-Courier was established in 1969 and with a circulation of 41,000 copies, is the largest newspaper in the region. Owned by News Corp, it was the first daily national newspaper of New Guinea.

As per the deal, Tensor and local agent National Printing Equipment will supply the newspaper with the folder, with Tensor also responsible for all reconfiguration in the installation.

Tensor International chief operating officer Mike Pavone said, “The new H-50 folder will be the main folder on this two folder press, adding better performance and increased flexibility to their printing operations.”

National Printing Equipment director Simon Munday told Sprinter that the new folder offers the newspaper faster run speeds, more durability, and quarter fold capabilities for magazine-type products.

“In the past, Post-Courier has always run two folders and one of the folders has purely been for back-up. The H-50 will now be the primary folder, with the other as back-up,” he said.

“Post-Courier has been using Tensor equipment for a number of years now, so when it wanted to upgrade its folder, it was a natural progression to go with the same company that they are accustomed to and have had no issues with.

“The folder fits in line with its other presses and enhances its position having newer, more modern equipment.”




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