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Roland 300 packs more speed and technology into its six-up format

Press release from the issuing company

October 11, 2002 -- McCormick Place, Chicago — MAN Roland’s six-up perfector — the Roland 300 — is faster than ever, adding an 1,000 impressions per hour to its output rate since last year. The press also boasts a new quick-action tensioning device on its coating module and is now available with ColorPilot for more precise color matching. The 300 now produces 16,000 sheets per hour in the straight printing mode. And it’s configured to maximize the yield of every sheet — with a 23 1/4" by 29 1/8" format that makes six-up jobs possible. That provides a significant productivity gain over conventional half-size presses. The Roland 300 is the only six-up press with perfecting. All other presses in its class are straight only presses. With perfecting standard on all models, the 300 is available in configurations from 2-8 units, with or without an in-line coating module. Overall the Roland 300 delivers shorter makeready times and fast job changeovers, high production speed, and efficient, economical operation. It is available in two- to eight-color configurations and can be equipped with up to three perfectors and a coater. The R300‘s PECOM control console consolidates all major printing functions, stores and retrieves jobs, handles functional control and data entry, and displays all information alphanumerically and graphically on a single color monitor. PECOM’s fiber optic connections simultaneously communicate with all printing units. This provides registration control that is fast and accurate, fast ink roller wash up, automatic format setting, and automatic powder spray. Job Pilot is available to facilitate off-line makeready. Other Roland 300 highlights: - Perfecting is standard - Short makeready from automatic format setting; automatic sheet thickness adjustment; automatic wash-up for inking units, and plate, impression and transfer cylinders - Automated plate changes with CPL - Computerized ink control with RCI and CCI - Anilox or two-roller coating module - Digital control - PECOM networking and control, including the InterTech innovations JobPilot and PressMonitor Specifications Number of printing units 2 - 8 Sheets per hour 16,000 (straight) 15.000 (in perfecting mode) Maximum sheet size 23.23 x 29.13 inches (590 x 740 mm) Minimum sheet size 10.24 x 15.75 inches (260 x 400 mm) Maximum image area 22.87 x 28.94 inches Perfecting 22.48 x 28.94 inches