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COLORMAN XXL set for Augsburg debut: Brings 6X2 advantages to NA

Press release from the issuing company

Westmont, Illinois — Less than a year after being introduced at the last NEXPO, MAN Roland’s COLORMAN XXL is about to be installed by a leading German newspaper publisher. Five COLORMAN XXL presses will replace nine existing systems at Augsburg Presse – Druck U. Verlags – GmbH & Co. in Bavaria. The company expects to lower its production costs by 20%, thanks to the efficiencies provided by the new model and its wider format. COLORMAN XXL has a top operating speed of 90,000 copies per hour, depending upon the cutoff. Compared to a 4X2 press producing 48 pages, it gets the job done with one-third less units and one-third fewer reel stands. What’s more COLORMAN XXL can produce a 72-page paper utilizing one-fourth fewer units and one-fourth less splicers than a 4X2 system producing a 64-page edition. “As its name indicates, the COLORMAN XXL lets newspapers put four-color quality on all of their pages,” says Vincent Lapinski, COO of Web Operations. “In fact, the nine-cylinder configuration of its printing units provides for the highest accuracy in color register of all 6X2 solutions on the market.” Further enhancing performance of the COLORMAN XXL is its metal-backed blanket cylinder, and refined plate and blanket fittings that ensure the highest printing quality. An optional automatic plate clamping system is offered on the machine to further reduce makeready times and staffing requirements. An innovative core-driven reel stand with automatically adjustable support arms was developed for the COLORMAN XXL. It delivers 83% more paper per reel while reducing waste by 30%. Newspapers that use the new splicer will require 44% fewer reel stands. A new turner unit and folder superstructure was also created for the press. It features three formers side by side and up to two former levels to deliver maximum product versatility. To facilitate quick changeovers, the folder’s angle bars position themselves automatically on command from the press’ PECOM operating system.