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ROLAND 900, XXL: a print-run millionaire

Press release from the issuing company

Over two million sheets have already been printed. Just a few weeks after start-up, the Augsburg (Germany) printing company Himmer is gathering substantial benefits from its first sheetfed press worldwide in format 8 with perfecting.

Achieving excellent quality from the very start, Himmer, a publication printer, was able to do the production for numerous newly acquired orders on the ROLAND 900, XXL. In order to handle the large order volume, Himmer recently switched from two-shift to three-shift production: a considerable development, given the fact that 64 four-color DIN A4 pages are printed nearly twice as fast with perfecting than they would be in two straight printing runs.

New standards in cost-efficient production
Himmer can take advantage of a highly productive simultaneous two-sided perfecting process that avoids downstream matching. This reduces waste and eliminates allowance for the second side. The full print run can always be started with confidence. With InlineColorPilot, the integrated ink density measurement and control system, a good-sheet status is achieved immediately, and excellent quality is guaranteed throughout the print run.

Ease in handling
The print sheets in format 8 (up to 1870 x 1310 mm) are separated into two precise format 5 piles by the InlineSlitter, which is integrated in the sheet delivery, and prepared for simple finishing in conventional sheet folders. When compared to format 7B, this increases the folio on a single sheet by up to 100 percent for many products.