Press Control Package is designed for smaller printers.

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PrintLogix Quality Edition (QE) offers core functionality required to help printing companies minimize production waste through common user interface at press and supervisory control levels. While production planning tool helps create impositions and jobs via step-by-step process, integrated ink preset function gathers plate image density information to minimize startup waste. Package also helps create layouts, generate schedules, and specify product parameters.



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Newspaper Printers Improve Quality and Increase Productivity Using PrintLogix QE from Rockwell Automation



Integrated solution helps small printers efficiently plan impositions

MILWAUKEE, March 30, 2006 - To help improve productivity and newspaper quality in single-width and smaller double-width printing sites, Rockwell Automation has introduced the new PrintLogix Quality Edition (QE) press control package. PrintLogix QE offers the core functionality required to help printing companies minimize production waste through a common user interface at the press and supervisory control levels.

PrintLogix QE provides many of the same functions and imposition planning features as the standard Rockwell Automation PrintLogix offering for double-width and multipress sites. However, PrintLogix QE capabilities are specifically tailored for the needs of smaller printers to help them easily create layouts, generate schedules and specify product parameters from a single location.

"In newspaper printing, success relies on proper scheduling and quick response to unforeseen variables," said Gerry Niebler, print marketing manager, Rockwell Automation. "PrintLogix QE helps newspaper printers with single press sites plan production needs, reduce waste and print more efficiently. And because the
software leverages open technology, as a site grows, the feature list of the system expands to support that growth." The system includes a production planning tool which helps operators create impositions and jobs using a simple step-by-step process. Even last-minute layout changes can be made quickly with just a few clicks of a mouse. In addition, an integrated ink preset function gathers plate image density information to minimize startup waste.

PrintLogix QE is based on the latest standard office grade PCs with Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Microsoft SQL Server platforms. The system includes Allen-Bradley PressView operator consoles for press startup and control functions, and an Allen-Bradley PlantView Workstation for supervisory functions and production planning.

Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK), is a leading global provider of automation, power, control, and information solutions that help manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage in their businesses. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., U.S.A., the company employs about 21,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

For more information on the PrintLogix QE, please contact the Rockwell Automation Response Center, 10701 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, Minn., 55438, 800-223-5354, ext. 1904.

All reader inquiries should be directed to the Rockwell Automation Response Center, 10701 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, Minn., 55438, 800-223-5354, ext. 1904.

Allen-Bradley and PrintLogix are trademarks of Rockwell Automation Inc.
Microsoft, Windows and Windows Server are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

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