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Roll Feeding From Roll Systems Shown at ON DEMAND

Press release from the issuing company

New York, N.Y. (April 23, 2002) - The DocuSheeter line of roll feed systems for cut sheet printers, available from Roll Systems, is being exhibited with multiple printer vendors at the annual On Demand Strategy Conference and Exposition this week in New York City. Roll feeding continuous web digital printers has been a standard for many years. Now, the productivity gains and cost savings associated with roll feed and the availability of back-end automation for total end-to-end solutions, are combining to make roll feeding cut sheet printers just as attractive. According to Steve Talacka, Manager of Digital Services at Offset Paperback Manufacturers, a Bertelsmann company in Dallas, PA, "With the DocuSheeter, all the feeding of trays that preoccupies the operator goes away. We can queue the jobs so that the system runs continuously for up to 8 or 10 hours with the same paper roll. We started with three operators and we've grown a lot, but not added anyone." DocuSheeter-user Chubb Corporation has been able to reduce the cost of their pre-printed paper by more than 20% by converting to rolls. "Plus," says Bill Perrine, Manager of Chubb's Print and Distribution Center in Branchburg, NJ, "Roll feed eliminates the manual lifting associated with the paper loading process and affords operators a safer workplace." Bertrand Ney of the Banque Generale du Luxembourg says, "Being sheet fed machines, our printers need constant refilling, which results in lost production during the time it takes to unpack reams of paper and re-load. We decided to install the DocuSheeter, and the results have been excellent. On the printer linked to the DocuSheeter we've seen paper wastage reduced by some 35%, while productivity has increased significantly. By increasing the level of automation on the printer we are able to free some of our staff to work on other tasks, which makes the whole department more efficient." The printer manufacturers have also recognized the value of roll feeding for their cut sheet digital printers. "Incorporating DocuSheeter LS into our Digimaster product family is instrumental to Heidelberg's strategy of offering complete digital solutions to the transactional printing and book publishing markets," said Wolfgang Pfizenmaier, President of Heidelberg's Digital Solution Center, on the occasion of the launch of this new model DocuSheeter last fall. DocuSheeter is being demonstrated in Roll's booth at On Demand both on a Xerox DocuTech 6180 (as part of Roll's end-to-end BookMaster CS System, with Input Grain Rotator Option), and on a Heidelberg Digimaster 9110. Around the show floor, DocuSheeter can be seen on a Canon imageRUNNER 110 in the Canon booth, as well as on Digimaster 9110s in the Heidelberg and Danka booths. DocuSheeter is also available for the Xerox DocuPrint and IBM Infoprint 2000 high speed cut sheet printers. For more information about Roll Systems and its products, visit the company's web site at www.rollsystems.com or call 781-229-2266.