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manroland unveils PRINTVALUE at Graph Expo

Press release from the issuing company

(August 27, 2008) In a dollars-and-cents world, printers continuously look for ways to optimize their operations.  One way to reduce overhead and boost press efficiency is to look at manroland's PRINTVALUE program.  Its North American premier takes place at Graph Expo (booth #1246), to be held October 26-29 at McCormick Place in Chicago. manroland will be extremely busy during the annual show.  Besides the PRINTVALUE debut, the company will conduct early morning press demonstrations and again host Dr. Joe Webb's industry forecast seminar.  The company continues to build off the momentum PRINTVALUE established a few months ago at drupa where the highly anticipated service portfolio, which brings the contract portions of printservices, printnet, printcom, and printadvice under the same umbrella, was well-received. "The industry reacted very well to the introduction of PRINTVALUE at drupa, and now we are bringing it to North America at Graph Expo," said Vince Lapinski,   manroland CEO.  "In today's economic climate, it requires more than just being a good printer with a good press.  The PRINTVALUE program offers an across-the-board service strategy that puts you ahead of the competition.  You can continue doing great work and now, at the same time, you can reduce costs and increase your efficiency by taking advantage of everything these programs have to offer."

An Investment in Press Wellness

manroland will utilize a section of its booth for in-show demonstrations and free training seminars.  One of the better known services is TelePresence, the       company's 24/7 remote diagnostics press support connection.  It can ensure    production uptime by solving most mechanical, electronic and software problems over the telephone.  Several leading sheetfed and commercial web press operators who use various forms of PRINTVALUE programs will lend their opinions.

"It's not only performance but production reliability, workflow, and doing what it takes to be more profitable," Lapinski said.  "We hear from printers all the time about giving them the tools to make them more productive.  Advances in         technology are a prerequisite, but moving your business to the next level is about taking care of customers and what you can do to support them.  Understanding a printer's challenge is what PRINTVALUE is all about, a 360-degree support      program that is flexible enough to meet everyone's needs.

Have Breakfast, See a Press (and the Future)

Want the chance to see firsthand how manroland produces the highest printing quality on their presses and can make print operations more profitable?  Graph Expo visitors have the option to learn more by attending manroland's free by-reservation-only early morning breakfast and live demonstration programs.

The ROLAND 900 and the ROLAND 700 Hi-Print Press with in-line Foiler will be       featured at manroland's Print Technology Center in west suburban Westmont.  Large format printing is being pegged as a growing market segment and the     ROLAND 900 is part of the company's Value-Added Printing solutions.

The live demonstrations begin at 8 am and include free transportation to Westmont and to the show.  Any manroland sales representative can provide more details or call Denise Lease at (630) 920-5856 to make your reservation.

manroland will again sponsor Dr. Joe Webb's annual industry forecast seminar on Tuesday, October 28.  The one-hour discussion in room S105B starts at 8:30 am sharp.  A free Continental breakfast is available prior to the event, but you must be registered in advance.  Sign up for "The State of the Printing Industry: The Real Story", by visiting www.whattheythink.com and finding the Upcoming Event box.

Additional news and Graph Expo updates will be posted on the company's web site at www.manroland.us.