Linea Plus in Frankfurt Acquires the New ROLAND 200
Friday, October 12, 2001
Press release from the issuing company
From circulars to striking financial reports, business stationery, and small posters: the printing company Linea Plus in Frankfurt is taking advantage of the four-color capabilities of the new ROLAND 200 generation of presses for virtually all its printing needs. This new sheetfed press, which premiered at the drupa 2000 trade fair, has been proving its worth for more than a year at the company
Designed for small to medium-size printing companies, this new press is ideal for the Linea Plus offices as well as job profile. The company has 10 employees, and limited floor space, making the ROLAND 200 the press of choice: quality fourcolor printing is possible on a press length of only 5.4 meters. With a range of practical automation features for half-format production, the system also offers ink control capability that saves production parameters for repeat jobs. In addition, its design, which includes double-size impression cylinders and transferters, makes it easy to print a wide variety of materials. Everything from carbonless copy paper to 400 g/m cardboard can be printed without smudges and scuffs, and without having to adjust rollers and transfer elements. Even cardboard up to 0.8 mm thick can be printed.
The new ROLAND 200 is a half-format press that handles sheets up to 520 x 740 mm, but its versatility makes it ideal for producing even A4 products (minimum of 210 x 280 mm). Managing director of Linea Plus, Bernd Knauer, says, "We need an extremely versatile press that satisfies as many of our needs as possible."
Besides its production versatility, outstanding print quality is also a key requirement. Four-color capability means it's no longer necessary to "fly blind" and hope for the best with the two color press already available at Linea Plus. The results are clear. Thanks to their shared platform format, both presses can work together in group operations. The company is now able to print products of outstanding quality.
The new Roland system also means an enormous increase in production capacity. Production runs of up to 50,000 sheets in half a shift are now possible, and the maximum production speed of 13,000 sheets per hour is also a great advantage. The average run numbers between 2000 and 5000 copies, which is ideal for a press with normal pile delivery. Short make-readies are also an outstanding benefit. Whenever repeat jobs are required, inking and other parameters are loaded from the job card into the control panel in the blink of an eye - meaning production can start right after plate change.
This new investment allows Bernd Knauer to give his customers from the Rhein-Main region, which include industrial organizations, associations, and advertising agencies, even more quality and expertise. The streamlined size of Linea Plus makes the company particularly flexible. Possible as well as "impossible" customer requirements can now be met, sometimes in conjunction with the company's partners. Technology and customer orientation are driving the positive growth of this printing company.