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Roll Systems Announces ThreeUp System For Low-Cost Book Production

Press release from the issuing company

New York, NY (March 8, 2004) -- Roll Systems announces availability for customer install of the new ThreeUp System. On display at the On Demand Conference and Exposition in New York this week, the ThreeUp System produces 6" x 9" book blocks in a cost-effective three-up format. Three-up processing takes advantage of the wider web high-speed digital printers available now, increasing productivity and reducing printer usage charges. Roll's solution slits and stacks output into one, two, or three streams, and can also merge two printed streams into a single collated stream properly sequenced. The ThreeUp System offers additional competitive advantages of well-spaced stacks on a 21" wide paper path and quick, easy changes between modes. Roll's three-up stack diversion functionality (stacks are spaced apart without interleaving for superior quality) maintains stack quality to allow off-line binding without jogging. There is also enough room between the stacks for easy operator removal. The new ThreeUp System is based on Roll's established TwoUp System, and consists of Roll's quick-change unwinder, precision cutter, merger and high-capacity descending stacker. The descending stacker permits extended run times between unloading and features a post-cutter buffer. The stacker buffers sheets, not the web, thereby eliminating jams typical of stackers that allow the continuous web to form festoons while the stacker is paused for stack ejection. "The introduction of this three-up option is evidence of Roll's continuing commitment to provide superior solutions to the print-on-demand marketplace," says Jules Fried, Roll's senior vice president. Visitors to On Demand can learn more about Roll's new ThreeUp in Roll's booth #3246, in IBM booth #2523 where it is installed on an IBM Infoprint 4100 HD3/HD4, or at the Xerox Park Avenue demo center where it is installed on a Xerox DocuPrint 850 CF printer.