A MAJOR digital printing investment in the Channel Islands will see national newspapers printed in Jersey and an end to the daily delivery of newspapers by air.
The new generation digital printing operation has been brought together by Kodak Ltdand the Guiton Group, publisher of the Jersey Evening Post, which today announced the formation of a new company for the venture – KP Services (Jersey).
The new company will print all UK national newspapers for distribution in the Channel Islands – with the exception of the Financial Times – as well as the Jersey Evening Post, from January.
Around 35,000 newspapers will be printed each day on two Kodak Prosper 6000P Presses and four of the newly-launched Hunkeler Combi‐Solution Newspaper finishing lines.
The Kodak Prosper 6000 Presses are powered by an advanced Intelligent Print System (IPS) that continuously monitors, evaluates and adjusts operations to ensure exceptional quality output. The presses are ideally suited for print sites that have to print a large number of low volume titles, said Kodak.
The installation at St Saviour on Jersey will see an end to daily delivery of national newspapers to the island by air and so overcome the challenges of reliable delivery. National newspapers for Guernsey will be shipped from Jersey daily.