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Belgian printing company invests in second commercial printing press from manroland web systems

Friday, January 22, 2016

Press release from the issuing company

The Belgian printing company Remy-Roto, a member of the Rossel Groupe, ordered a 72-page LITHOMAN from manroland web systems in late 2015. Delivery to the Beauraing site is planned for late 2016. Since 2009, a LITHOMAN has already been performing reliably at this location.

Beauraing is a popular Catholic pilgrimage site. However, for printing customers in search of high quality a journey to the small Belgian town is also worthwhile. In the course of restructuring of the Remy-Roto printing house, a freshly ordered 72-page LITHOMAN from manroland web systems will replace an older 2-1 newspaper/semi-commercial Continent-type press from Koenig & Bauer. The new high-volume rotary press will ring in a new era of increased productivity for the Belgian printing institution, which has been successful on the market since 1905. From 2017 it will employ two LITHOMAN presses to print renowned magazines such as “Soirmag” (formerly “Soir Magazine”). In addition, the production schedule includes advertising brochures, advertising and newspaper inserts along with flyers.

Absolute market orientation
To Pierre Walravens, Directeur Général at Rossel Printing and Remy Roto, the new LITHOMAN press is an investment in the future: “The LITHOMAN offers us expansion and back-up capacities for the existing press. Currently, the market, which we supply with newspapers and magazines for example, is undergoing some changes. We are counteracting this development with increased flexibility and more efficient manufacturing based on technical innovations, higher speed, and comprehensive automation features.”

Existing machine very satisfactory
Remy-Roto is very satisfied with the operational LITHOMAN. Its reliable performance, quality, and handling are excellent. “The new press is also customized to the needs of Remy-Roto” explains Lodewijk Salomons, Sales Director of manroland web systems Benelux. “What’s more, both presses have the same operating philosophy and the same processes for their maintenance and spare parts supply. This also facilitates processes for the customer,” said Salomons. The Belgian printers are particularly impressed by the automated control devices of manroland web systems. This includes the InlineDensity Control (IDC) ink density control and the InlineCutoff Control dynamic (ICCD) cut-off register control. “They are the perfect equipment for cutting down on waste,” Salomons adds.

InlineCutoff Control dynamic
InlineCutoff Control dynamic is the fastest cut-off register control available on the market. An additional camera measures and controls the web immediately before the tucker blade cut. The cut is thus carried out precisely, which drastically reduces the cutting waste during reel change or blanket wash-up. In addition, the cut is precisely aligned during proof and production runs, with minimum absolute tolerances. This allows the press to quickly produce ready-for-sale print products.


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