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Sandy Alexander invests in manroland DirectDrive sheetfed presses

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Leading print communications provider to add unique sheetfed technology to graphic solutions portfolio

Many Fortune 500 companies have partnered with Sandy Alexander for years leveraging their industry leading expertise in color and detail in industries such as cosmetic, pharmaceutical, automotive providing advertising and corporate communications. Sandy Alexander's portfolioof print solutions includes One-to-One Marketing, Variable Data Printing, and specialty labels. The production operation features a broad range of technologies with multiple sheetfed and full web presses with in-linefinishing, digital presses and inkjet imaging.

With Sandy Alexander's sheetfed operation running at nearly full capacity, it explored ways to increase capacity, enhance quality and increase productivity. After an extensive examination of the sheetfed marketplace, Vincent Pinzone, Executive VP, Chief Technology Officer and Mike Graff, President & CEO determined that, "the manroland 700 DirectDrive with six colors and an aqueous coater, along with a suite ofcolor control features would best meet our color and productivity needs and provide us with one of the most advanced presses in the WesternHemisphere".

Vince Lapinski, CEO of manroland North America said, "Sandy Alexanderand manroland have enjoyed a long relationship on the web side with our Rotoman web presses and we now look forward to building on this foundation for continued growth.We are proud to have the firstDirectDrive press in the Americas that is equipped with In-Line Color Pilotand System Brunner Instrument Flight at this flagship location."

The two systems are highly integrated to accurately measure color on aprinted piece, process the measured color against gray balance targets and send any necessary adjustments to all units on the press simultaneously. Vincent Pinzone said, "The DirectDrive is a logical step inthe evolution of our technology since Sandy Alexander has been the leader in development of color control via gray balance for decades."

The manroland R700 DirectDrive press achieves the fastest makereadies in its class while simultaneously changing plates, providing Sandy Alexander with increased capacity and improved efficiency. The press also allows electronic on-the-fly print length adjustments, for additional time savings.

Michael Mugavero, V.P. Sheetfed Sales commented, " Sandy Alexander has long been recognized as one of the premier printers in North America. They have been able to focus on their customers while alsoimproving internal efficiency and quality assurance via technology. Sandy Alexander expects that the manroland DirectDrive will continue tocontribute to this success and they also have an option on a second manroland DirectDrive press which will feature additional value-addedcomponents"




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