manroland, one of the leading global suppliers of offset printing systems, and Océ Printing Systems GmbH, the leading global manufacturer of high-performance printing systems for digital continuous feed printing, are starting, within the framework of their strategic alliance, a series of events in the Technology Centers of Offenbach (May 16 to 20, 2011) and Poing/Munich (June 7 to 10, 2011).
Under the motto Digital meets Offset Power, manroland and Océ present the best from both worlds of high-quality offset printing and variable high-speed inkjet printing. From May 16 to 20, manroland invites its graphics industry customers in all segments and sizes of operation, as well as those involved in the advertising industry, to the Sheetfed Summit in the manroland Print Technology Center in Offenbach. The best of the best are to meet in the manroland Print Technology Center to see groundbreaking technologies and solutions for highly efficient sheetfed offset printing. More than 1,000 trade visitors from all over the world are expected to attend the event.
Sheetfed Summit 2011
How must print position itself in a multimedia world? Very simple: as a vibrant and creative industry with virtually unlimited possibilities. Print works, and manroland is to show groundbreaking solutions to achieve this efficiently. The Sheetfed Summit 2011 will focus on Value Added Printing for improved business and production processes, as well as fascinating print products. The event will showcase innovations in automation, product variability, sustainable production, networking, services, consumable materials, and consulting.
Less than 150 sheets until the first OK sheet, automated job changeover, integrated data handling, Web-to-Print, a 64-page signature in one pass through the press, and inline enhancement: manroland is to demonstrate how powerful offset printing is in 2011.
With new products like autoprint smart, InlineColorPilot, InlineInspector with PDF comparison, ColorPilot smart and other groundbreaking solutions, manroland will also show how costs can be further reduced, delivery times shortened, flexibility increased, and daily output boosted. Numerous live demonstrations await the participants, along with clear presentations of the benefits and intensive technical discussions with experts and colleagues. A ROLAND 900, XXL format 8 perfecting press, a ten-color ROLAND 700 DirectDrive with autoprint smart, a ROLAND 700 HiPrint and ROLAND 500 both equipped with InlineFoiler Prindor, a ROLAND 200 with High Pile delivery, a special four-color ROLAND 700 HiPrint, and a ROLAND 50 with an envelope feeder will all be in production.
Best of both worlds
For the first time, manroland will present – integrated into graphics workflows – two high-productivity Océ inkjet printing systems for digital webfed printing. Inkjet systems, with their flexible production and individualization strengths, are increasingly becoming an alternative in both the business models and machine parks of graphics industry printing houses. Gerd Finkbeiner, manroland CEO, notes: "We are showing how inkjet printing systems supplement industrial offset printing. We are not however placing our faith in insular solutions, but in integrated workflows. In our role as front runners, we and Océ have ambitious aims. We want successful customers who are participating in the dynamic growth of digital print production – and we are committed to supplying them with solutions that are at the same time groundbreaking and future-proof."
Production Printing Summit
The Océ Production Printing Summit takes place from June 7 to 10 in the Océ Leadership Technology Hub in Poing/Munich. The events, aimed internationally at the decision-maker level, focus on the complete value creation chain for production printing, from individualized content through to the finished end product. All of these will use innovative and individualized print products as examples. In the course of this four-day high-performance show, Océ will also present growth applications in high-productivity digital printing embedded in workflows for the graphics industry, for example for publishing-on-demand, the printing of digital newspapers and magazines, hybrid catalogs and manuals, as well as 'target group 1' in-vogue applications such as direct mail and loyalty applications.
"Individualized high-speed digital printing is an attractive field of business that is increasingly supplementing industrial print runs," explains Sebastian Landesberger, Executive Vice President, Océ Production Printing. "The print value creation chain is undergoing change, and particularly the intelligent combination of offset and digital printing opens up new lucrative business models for our customers. With, for example, our new Océ ColorStream 3500 and Océ JetStream family high-speed full-color inkjet printing systems, at the Océ Production Printing Summit we will be showing a winning combination of highest quality and maximum individualization as well as their value proposition for modern print communication."