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Strine is Up and Running with the World's First 73" MAN Roland 900 XXL

Monday, March 21, 2005

Press release from the issuing company

York, PA -- Strine Printing, the largest single source commercial and packaging printer in the northeastern United States, has completed installing the world’s first 73” MAN Roland 900 XXL. The six-color 900 XXL, with in-line coater and UV curing capabilities, is the widest format sheetfed press on the market. This complements Strine’s ever-growing array of equipment to service the point-of-sale, packaging and commercial print sectors. In addition to four digital presses and twelve 40” presses, Strine utilizes two 56” six-color MAN Roland 900s. “This press has already proven to be a key differentiator for us in the marketplace,” says Michael A. Strine, CEO of the company. “We’ve been amazed at the level of interest that has grown since we made the purchase of the press last year. The jobs coming off press have razor-sharp registration and the efficiencies associated with the larger sheet are impressive.” “Sales are up, with no end in sight,” says Michael Marconi, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Our strategy has long been to innovate and reinvest, and the strategy is paying off with a multitude of new opportunities. Especially when print is heading offshore, we’re giving print buyers a viable reason to think twice and keep the print here in the United States.” The 900 XXL has many unique features such as two slitters for long and short grain sheets and the ability to run 64 page signatures. And coating capabilities include aqueous coating, blister pack products and UV coating. The 900 XXL can handle substrates up to 1.2mm or 48 pts thick as well as vinyl or polystyrene. “I’ve been in this business a long time and never imagined we’d own such an amazing press,” adds Strine. “It just keeps getting better for us and for our customers.”




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