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Roll Systems: Color Unwinder Speeds Up Demand for More Color Digital Print

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Burlington, MA (May 29, 2001) - With its 50-inch diameter roll capacity, Roll Systems' Digital Color Unwinder is improving throughput on Xeikon-based digital color web printers and dramatically cutting paper costs. The unique Unwinder is increasing the popularity of what is already one of the fastest growing segments in digital printing. According to Roll Vice President of Marketing Jules Fried, "We foresaw a desire to print even everyday items like invoices in color. To make this economical, there was an obvious need to improve the paper capacity and efficiency of color printers. The small unwinder built into today's color printers just isn't designed for lengthy runs." Roll's customers have been quick to herald the advantages of the specialty Unwinder. "We wouldn't be without it," says John Fenske of the Fenske Companies. "We run two shifts non-stop with the Color Unwinder." According to Glen McCord at expresscopy.com, "Larger diameter rolls allow us to gain an extra 60 minutes of print time per eight-hour shift, and we've decreased paper costs by 15 percent." Roll Unwinders, long the industry standard, feature easy loading and a simple, reliable design. By eliminating frequent roll changes, splicing, re-threading, re-calibration and waste are also reduced. Roll's Digital Color Unwinder supports a complete range of basis weights for job flexibility.

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