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Digital Meets Offset Power with manroland at Graph Expo

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Press release from the issuing company

Visit manroland at Graph Expo, Booth 1236, McCormick Place South in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL- "Digital Meets Offset Power" is the theme of manroland's exhibit at GraphExpo 2011. It focuses on technology, automation, and manroland's ability to integrate a broad range of offset printing equipment and related technologies into customizable workflows that meet specific customer needs.

Vince Lapinski, CEO of manroland North America, said, "Digitally integrated printing techonlogies are the wave of the future. We are pleased to demonstrate these advanced integrated solutions that allow our customers to improve capacity and  productivity, reduce operating costs and minimize the total cost of consumables. This could be our best Graph Expo yet."

Sheetfed Makereadies Slashed
The ROLAND 700 DirectDrive press uses an exclusive double clutch mechanism and alternating drive technologies to perform change over functions simultaneously which reduces makeready cycles by two-thirds. With its ability to perform numerous print jobs in a short period of time, the ROLAND 700 DirectDrive is the offset answer for short-run printing markets. Added features such as stepless feeder and delivery pile control, fiber-optic communications, and print length correction on the fly make DirectDrive technology the bridge between digital and offset.

Advances in Web Automation
With a range of options that provide the highest degree of automation on the market, and a host of further groundbreaking developments, manroland's answer to one-touch printing, autoprint, is by far the most operator-friendly web printing system on the market today. The design of the web presses themselves not only relieves the operator of numerous work-steps, but all manual tasks are ergonomically optimized within the system.

The new manroland control console offers by far the most integrated functionality to date, and is easier to operate than ever before. The fully automated printing process has been streamlined with fewer but more powerful autoprint sequences that are clearly arranged. The control console reliably guides the operator through the production process like a pilot's navigation system.

Other manroland Exhibit Highlights
New PRINTVALUE Program: manroland will showcase the PRINTVALUE portfolio of products, including the launch of the TOP program, a technical performance consulting program, designed to increase efficiencies and improve performance of presses. By way of a comprehensive benchmarking process, the TOP program allows printers to see how critical variables such as training, consumable use, upgrades, and maintenance affect their productivity. The printcom mini-lab at the booth will conduct live presentations demonstrating the versatility and quality of PRINTVALUE consumables.

New Roland 700 HiPrint HS:  This high-speed press makes its North American debut at manroland's Print Technology Center in Westmont, Illinois, mornings before Graph Expo 2011. Operating at speeds up to 18,000 sheets per hour, the ROLAND 700 HiPrint HS is the ideal press for printers who need to produce medium to long runs at high speeds. Breakfast demos will he held every morning before the show at manroland's nearby Print Technology Center. Sign up through manroland's Graph Expo webpage, www.digitalmeetsoffsetpower.com.

Dr. Joe Webb Breakfast: For the ninth consecutive year, manroland sponsors  WhatTheyThink and the Dr. Joe Webb Breakfast event, on Monday, September 12 (breakfast 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.). Dr. Joe examines the state of the industry and provides insights into important trends. manroland's sponsorship allows guests to attend and hear Dr. Joe at no charge, while enjoying a continental breakfast. Visitors to manroland's exhibit can also meet Dr. Joe Webb in person, for a book signing at the booth.


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