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Over 1,000 Visitors Expected at manroland Sheetfed Summit

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Press release from the issuing company

At the Sheetfed Summit this week, manroland shows live how vibrant print is in this online age. With outstanding products and services revolving around ultramodern printing presses, manroland focuses on the needs of print buyers and printers, and reports on the latest trends and equipment in sheetfed offset printing.

"Innovations do not evolve in isolation. Dialog and communication stimulate ideas and new developments. With the Sheetfed Summit, we have created a platform for a lively exchange of views between users, decision-makers and manufacturers. Ideal conditions for demand-oriented and intelligent solutions covering all facets of sheetfed offset", says Dr. Markus Rall, Executive Board member responsible for sheetfed printing systems.

He continues: "600 million Facebook users, 15 percent of advertising spending going to online media, a million iPad 2 devices sold on one weekend, 17 million iPhones sold in one quarter: the world is online and will become increasingly mobile. A tough competitive environment for print, but as the saying goes: competition is good for business. Today print is more creative and efficient than ever before: with countless enhancement variants, scents, Augmented Reality elements, 3D portrayals, individualization, personalization, and a virtually unlimited variety of substrates. The effect of print is undisputed."

At the Sheetfed Summit the spotlight will be on innovative applications for the printing industry:

Short-run printing with extremely short makeready times
A perfect, straight-edged delivery stack without any waste sheets
Fully automated printing with autoprint smart
Efficient large-format printing in format classes 5 to 8

Many presses will of course be in full operation: a ROLAND 900, XXL format 8 perfecting press, a ten-color ROLAND 700 DirectDrive with autoprint smart, a ROLAND 700 HiPrint and ROLAND 500 both equipped with InlineFoiler Prindor, a ROLAND 200 with high pile delivery, a special four-color ROLAND 700 HiPrint, and a ROLAND 50 with an envelope feeder.

The extensive and eventful program of practice-oriented printing demonstrations will be supplemented by lucid real-life examples, detailed information about the latest technology, and keynote speakers. There will also be ample time for discussions and an exchange of views. The Sheetfed Summit will provide valuable stimuli for everyday production and a vibrant industry, for both offset and digital printing.

manroland is to present as well two highly productive inkjet printing systems from Océ for continuous feed digital printing in live operation. Their strength lies in production flexibility and various options for individualization of printed products. Gerd Finkbeiner, CEO of manroland, emphasizes: "We will show how inkjet printing systems augment industrial offset printing. Here we are not talking about isolated applications but integrated workflows. We have ambitious plans for our trailblazing alliance with Océ. The aim is to make our customers successful through taking advantage of the dynamic growth of digital printing products, and we promise sustainable, groundbreaking solutions."


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