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Atlas Media Communications is to digitally produce several UK, European and US newspapers in the Gulf region as part of a multimillion dollar contract with Newsworld Corporation.
The project is believed to be the first such project outside of New York and London.
The contract sees a $2.5million investment into a new Screen Truepress Jet520.
Atlas Media Communications chief executive, Amit Radia, said five daily newspapers would be digitally produced.
“There will not be any editorial support as the newspapers will be downloaded entirely in PDF, including all adverts.
“After New York and London, this will be the third facility to offer this service.
“In future, we will be looking for other additional areas like transactional and direct mail printing as well, due to the installation of this machine,” he said.
“This area is of great interest to publishers who are looking to reach the increasing number of business executives, expatriates and visitors to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Kuwait with timely and relevant news and information,” said Newsworld Corporation chairman John Ashfield.
The Screen Truepress incorporates a variable data inkjet printing system and uses Epson’s Piezo DOD inkjet heads.
It also uses water-based pigment four-colour inks and has a speed of 128m per minute.
There will also be dedicated finishing options from Hunkeler.
The press should be operational by May this year and will be located at the new IMPZ factory. 
Meanwhile, the digital production of the London’s Daily Mail has started.