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MAN Roland CEO Speaks at Cal Poly Partners in Education Program

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San Luis Obispo, California — Yves Rogivue, CEO of MAN Roland Inc., recently brought a working view of the latest in printing technology to graphic communications students at the California Polytechnic State University. His presentation focused on MAN Roland’s DICOweb plateless press and the evolution of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) in printing. "DICOweb is the first true lithographic press to print without plates," Rogivue told the group. "DICO stands for digital changeover, and the press lives up to its name, capable of speeding from job-to-job in less than ten minutes. Combine that quick response time with a run rate of top run rate of over 11.4 feet/second, and you have a system that is perfect for everything from on-demand jobs to mid-volume runs." In addressing the emergence of CIM in the graphic arts, the MAN Roland CEO noted that the digitally driven workflow makes printing a more cost-effective medium. "That’s why we developed our PECOM system," he said. "It allows all the production components in a plant, or even in several facilities, to be networked so that a company’s entire workflow is integrated and streamlined." The Partners in Education program of Cal Poly’s Graphic Communications Department conducted the lecture. "I note with all sincerity that students approached me to express that your presentation was among the best, if not the best, of the entire program," noted Harvey Levenson who heads the department. "You made an impression, not only as a dynamic presenter, but also in the technology that you addressed — the MAN Roland DICOweb."