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PRINTVALUE tops manroland themes at PRINT '09

Press release from the issuing company

Customers throughout North America have embraced manroland's highly successful PRINTVALUE  program.  It will be a prime topic of discussion but the manroland booth (#1129) at PRINT '09 will contain other sections devoted to supporting customers.  Visitors to the September 11-16 show at Chicago's McCormick Place will find plenty of production, service, and training related solutions awaiting them with manroland experts ready to supply answers for any and all questions.

"We introduced PRINTVALUE as a comprehensive support program and it has met all of our expectations in the last year," said Vince Lapinski, manroland Inc. CEO. "Our sheetfed, commercial web and newspaper customers have found it to be flexible and adaptive to their needs and have provided us with invaluable comments.  It has helped their operations become more competitive by reducing costs and increasing their overall efficiency, which could not have happened at a more crucial time over the last year."

The PRINTVALUE program offers a total strategy to help any print operation be more competitive in their respective market.  manroland will showcase the service contract portfolios of printservices, printnet and printcom, with dedicated areas in the booth.

Consultants will discuss the various printservices products, which will include a selection of special offers on spare and wear parts, upgrades, service kits and other tools designed for greater productivity and performance.  Demonstrations and discussions for printnet include JDF integration of MIS, automated press settings, quality management of ColorPilot and okBalance, and soft proofing.  The printcom professionals will discuss the complete line of quality tested and process-compliant consumables available that will reduce production costs.  A wide selection at PRINT '09 will include rollers and a silicon application, plus a mini-laboratory will be on display.

Training classes, Value-Added Printing solutions and live demonstrations
Separate training and Value-Added Printing sections are featured in the manroland booth.  Training sessions on the hour will be held every day from 10-4, covering Ink, Fountain Solutions, Conductivity and pH balance, Water Quality, Lithographic Printing Plates, Lithography and Color Management.  A Value-Added Printing tunnel will explain how creative solutions can help differentiate printers from their competition and create a recognizable brand.  Features include unique substrates, manroland's patented cold foil system InlineFoiler Prindor, and more.

A dedicated Media Wall offers product highlights and new product introductions, printservices specials, and customer video testimonials encompassing a variety of products.  manroland also will feature six quick videos on the multifaceted benefits of the ROLAND 700DirectDrive, a game-changing, short-run press.  The company used the press to produce the WTT Yearbook, a compilation of the top stories in 2009 from whattheythink.com that have been printed in book form and will be distributed at the manroland booth throughout the show.

As the North American market leader in large format printing, manroland produces the highest printing quality and unprecedented production efficiencies.  With a wide sheet format up to 73-inches, the ROLAND 900XXL offers quicker makereadies with time and paper/ink waste savings, Automated Plate Loading (APL), ColorPilot ink presetting and unmatched print speed up to 11,000 sph.

manroland's popular live demonstrations will be held again at its Print Technology Center in nearby Westmont.  The early morning programs, which begin at 8 am and include breakfast, will feature the ROLAND 700 DirectDrive press, the highest technology short-run makeready press available on the market.  Visitors who register for this program receive free transportation from their hotel to the Print Technology Center and to McCormick Place before the show doors open at 10 am.  To make your reservation, call manroland at (630) 920-2000 or visit the special PRINT '09 Web page at www.manroland.us.com.

The PRINT '09 show also marks the seventh consecutive year manroland is  sponsoring Dr. Joe Webb's annual Industry Forecast.  'Entrepreneurs Welcome – New Opportunities in the new Printing Industry', will be held on Monday,  September 14.  The free one-hour program in room S106A/B starts at 8:30 am sharp, with a Continental breakfast available in the same room at 8 a.m. Save time and register in advance by visiting www.whattheythink.com, or by clicking on manroland's PRINT '09 Web page at www.manroland.us.com.