IFRA Expo Saw World Premiere of manroland Colorman e:line Press
OFFENBACH, GERMANY—Oct. 19, 2011—IFRA Expo was a highlight for manroland this year. Along with subsidiary company ppi Media and digital printing partner Océ, it presented groundbreaking printing systems and services on a crowded stand.
Colorman e:line is the name of the new flagship web press for newspaper printing that manroland presented as a world premiere. The first press of this type in blanket-to-blanket design and with a totally new appearance will be installed in 2012 at the Allgäuer Zeitungsverlag in Kempten, Germany. The concept is based on modular packages that can be retrofitted, including automation modules, for example.
Automation with autoprint was another important topic at the show. Meanwhile, 12 newspaper printing houses are producing with this system that was introduced at IFRA Expo 2008. And more are joining them: the WAZ Mediengruppe, for one, is investing a low double-digit million euro sum in two 48-page Colorman, XXL autoprint presses that will be installed in a completely new building.
Under the term pressupdate, manroland also offers services for presses in the field: with Refurbishment, presses are thoroughly checked and refurbished; whereas Retrofit offers modernization. Within the scope of Reconfiguration, new manroland technology can also be combined with newspaper printing systems from other manufacturers. And then there are Upgrade solutions.
On the second day of the show, customers and visitors had the opportunity to visit Herold Druck and see a Colorman, XXL autoprint in action.
Great interest in ppi Media and Océ
IFRA Expo was a complete success for manroland’s subsidiary company ppi Media. Two large orders were booked during the show. ppi Media will install the centralized planning and production system PlanPag, and the classified pagination system AdPag, at Media Norge AS in Norway. The Schwäbischer Verlag is to extend its AdMan ad production system with a module for integrating third-party jobs, and has also ordered the preflight check solution pdfPerfect.