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DICOweb plateless printing takes center stage at MAN Roland GOA exhibit

Press release from the issuing company

Miami Beach, Florida — DICOweb, the only offset quality press capable of printing without plates, will be the focal point of the MAN Roland exhibit at Graphics of the Americas. An actual unit of the press will be joined in the pavilion by a ROLAND 500 unit and by displays covering such essentials as parts and service, project management and MAN Roland’s PECOM operating system. "DICOweb is now available in the Americas, and it’s the perfect press for sheetfed printers who are looking to give their operations a competitive edge," says Christian Cerfontaine, Director of Marketing for MAN Roland Inc. "Because DICOweb has the ability to image then de-image then re-image itself directly from the digital workflow, it makes printing more cost-effective for the print buyer and more profitable for the printer." The DICOweb at Graphics of the Americas will be the subject of a special presentation that will alternately be conducted in English and Spanish. Experts also will be on hand for live demonstrations of MAN Roland’s PECOM system, with emphasis on its JobPilot and PressMonitor modules. JobPilot lets an operator makeready a MAN Roland press while the previous job is in progress to maximize press uptime. PressMonitor provides a statistical window into the operation of the press, detailing virtually ever function. That enables management to evaluate such criteria as press crew performance, the effectiveness of different stocks and inks, and the relative profitability of different types of jobs. The two modules recently received an InterTech Award from GATF. "Both DICOweb and PECOM are examples of how MAN Roland is bringing the advantages of Computer Integrated Manufacturing to the graphic arts," Cerfontaine notes. "CIM makes printing more attractive to marketers and communicators because it addresses two of their main concerns — time and money. That means Graphics of the Americas participants who embrace CIM now are going to be the big winners in the months and years ahead." Graphics of the Americas takes place in the Miami Beach Convention Center, January 24-26. MAN Roland’s booth number is 741.