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manroland autoprint at IFRA Expo 2011

Press release from the issuing company

autoprint production is automatically more sustainable, intelligent, and operator-friendly

At IFRA Expo in 2008, manroland launched the concept of the future: One Touch – printing at the push of a button with only one operator at the control console. Meanwhile twelve newspaper printing houses are producing with COLORMAN autoprint presses and have thus taken significant steps towards full automation.

What's behind autoprint? The vision of fully automated newspaper production featuring changeover with APL (Automatic Plate Loading) and APL logistics, as well as InlineControl systems that, while the press is running, control cut-off and color register, web tension, ink density, and amount of dampening solution. This ensures consistently high print quality. The remarkable thing: all process steps, from the publisher through prepress, platesetting, printing, right up to and including postpress operations are integrated and networked in the printnet workflow jointly developed by manroland and ppi Media. This means all modules are centrally controllable – production transparency down to the last detail. autoprint users work faster and more efficiently, they also become more flexible and boost their productivity.

In view of the economic situation of many publishing houses, another key topic will be retrofits: manroland offers new options for reconfiguration, for moving to full color or to increase a newspaper's page count. There is also a wide variety of further retrofit solutions, mainly concerning control modernization or new drives. Last but not least, manroland will present upgrades for new or better production possibilities, and offers refurbishment.

Océ: new business opportunities in the newspaper market
Highly productive Océ inkjet printing systems are sold through manroland's worldwide Market Organization, utilizing the advantages of the company's high profile in the graphic arts industry. Using the combined expertise of manroland as the global market leader in web offset, and Océ as the global market leader in digital webfed printing, the partners develop joint workflows (offset and digital) as well as system components (e. g. fold) and thus offer the world's first total solution for high-performance digital printing.

Océ offers the most extensive inkjet portfolio for the graphics industry. At IFRA Expo Océ is to demonstrate how to open up new business opportunities in the newspaper market. Fields of application for digital printing emerge from decentralized national and international short-run newspaper printing. Only this will in many cases enable immediate availability and just-in-time production to be combined with minimized logistics costs. Furthermore, personalization and individualization concepts can be implemented for the first time in hybrid workflows.

ppi Media: publishing software with the highest level of handling comfort
manroland subsidiary company ppi Media will present publishing software with the highest level of handling comfort. From integrated ad processes to multimedia editorial solutions and innovative prepress products, all the solutions feature intuitive operation, extensive automation, and a broad range of functions.

Tensor presses for high-growth emerging countries
Tensor will present its products together with manroland. In August 2010, manroland and Tensor reached a distribution agreement with manroland acting as a Sales & Service Partner for Tensor presses in high-growth emerging countries. The markets targeted by manroland are in Central and South America, the NAFTA countries Canada and Mexico, as well as Southeast Asia and southern Africa. The cooperation is part of manroland's strategy for strengthening its brand and its position in markets with dynamic growth rates. Tensor's products round off manroland's portfolio with competitively priced and highly efficient presses.

manroland invites journalists to a press conference on Monday 10 October 2011 at the Messe Wien Congress Center in Schubert Room 1. Get-together at 5.30 pm, the conference starts at 6 pm.


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