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MAN Roland raises the bar for 40-inch presses with a new plus-size ROLAND 700

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

Westmont, Illinois — MAN Roland has upsized the benchmark for sheetfed printing, introducing a new special edition ROLAND 700 that produces the largest sheet size in its class. The new system delivers almost nine percent more image area than a conventional 40-inch press. “Our new plus-size ROLAND 700 gives printers nine percent more productivity from every sheet they print,” says Yves Rogivue, CEO of MAN Roland Inc. “That can be a highly profitable bonus for packaging printers, label producers, and facilities that print applications ranging from unique direct mail pieces to POS material.” The new special format press expands the sheet size of the ROLAND 700 from 29.1 X 40.9 inches to 30.7 X 40.9 inches, while boosting the image area from 28.2 X 40.2 inches to 30.3 X 40.5 inches. “That added acreage will really add up in terms of added profitability for the printer on both short and long-run jobs,” Rogivue adds. “The ROLAND 700 already features the fastest makeready in its class and a high-performance run speed. This new plus-size version increases the benefits of those parameters by an additional nine percent without the printer having to do anything extra.” The new press’ minimum sheet size remains unchanged at 13.4 X 18.9 inches. So too does its plate cylinder undercut and blanket cylinder undercut. The plate size on the plus-size ROLAND 700 rises to 33.4 X 40.9 inches, while its blanket dimensions expand to 36.2 X 41.7 inches. The plus-size ROLAND 700 features a number of technical upgrades, including modified plate, blanket and impression cylinders; longer plate inking rollers; and scaled-up feeder and delivery components. The special format machine is not available as a perfector, but it can be equipped with a variety of inline coating options. “A nine percent increase in the productivity of your press can mean the difference between just breaking even on a job and making a handsome profit,” says Rogivue. “That’s why the plus-size ROLAND 700 will be such a valuable addition to pressrooms that print beyond the page.”




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