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Event tells North American printers how to broaden sales with a wider press

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February 27, 2003 -- North American printers seeking to broaden their sales opportunities would do well to reconsider the width of their sheetfed presses. That’s the main theme of a MAN Roland Technology Forum that will be held in Offenbach, Germany — April 6th-9th. The event centers on the new ROLAND 900 XXL press. The 51" X 72" wide body delivers 328% more printable area than a conventional 40" machine, and 22% more printable area than even the largest 47" X 64" press. That translates into wider profit margins for the printers who use it and considerable production savings for their customers. The Technology Forum will provide participants with a first-hand analysis on how they can benefit from the advanced system. On the agenda is a visit to a sheetfed printer who has broadened his customer base by going wider with a ROLAND 900 XXL. The centerpiece of the forum is a behind-the scenes tour of the production facility in which the XXL was developed and is being manufactured. It will be followed by an exclusive seminar that will provide a hands-on opportunity to witness the ROLAND 900 XXL in action. Participants also will be shown how they can use the 900 XXL to get into package printing, display/POP, labels, microflute, plastics production, and a range of other profitable applications. In between the technical activities, forum guests will be given a chance to tour some sights in Frankfurt and get a taste of the regional cuisine and German culture. "In a tough marketplace, the printers who differentiate themselves from their competition will emerge on top," says Yves Rogivue, CEO of MAN Roland Inc. "This exclusive event gives them a way to be different and a means to be more productive and versatile." The 900 XXL Technology Forum is open exclusively to facilities that have the resources to benefit from wide format printing. As such, MAN Roland is limiting attendance to 50 North American printing executives. The fee, which includes air, hotel and meals, is $900. Printers interested in attending the XXL Technology Forum should contact Deanna Brusa at MAN Roland Corp. — [email protected]