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manroland web systems "Strengthens the Core" of Printing at GRAPH EXPO 2012

August 24, 2012

CHICAGO—August 24, 2012—The theme, “Strengthen Your Core” will be central to the discussions manroland web systems will be leading at GRAPH EXPO 2012. “Core Technologies” in web printing, including record-breaking speed, unparalleled automation and efficiency, provide the ultimate in future proofed flexibility. Along with the “Core Enhancements” featured by manroland web systems’ digital press and postpress solutions, and the “Core Competence” of its services, consumables, and controls, manroland web systems has one of the most comprehensive and innovative product portfolios in print.

“This has been an amazing year so far for manroland web systems. We have reestablished our presence and our relationships with our customers in North America and around the world, and we have so many innovations to exhibit," said Roland Ortbach, CEO of manroland web systems in the United States and Canada. "At GRAPH EXPO 2012, we are introducing some of the most cutting-edge technology ever seen in print to North America, while continuing to make sure our Core Values—our dedication to the needs and success of our customers—shine through.”

Core Technologies: Solutions for Changing Demands
The Rotoman DirectDrive is manroland web systems‘ answer to the 16-page market, with its ability to perform numerous print jobs in a DirectDrive: each printing couple is equipped with two motors and can move and adjust the cylinders to ensure that the web passes through untouched. This makes bypassed printing units and the use of blind plates a thing of the past, resulting in shorter makeready times and less waste, and adds additional added value products for customers. GRAPH EXPO 2012 attendees can learn more about the Rotoman DirectDrive at the manroland web systems booth #2210.

For companies looking for additional flexibility in their product portfolio, the 32-page Lithoman offers the same advanced automation and closed-loop tools as the Rotoman DirectDrive 16-page, with additional production flexibility. Without sacrificing quality or increasing waste—even on extremely short runs—the Lithoman 32 is the smart solution for traditional 16-page printers, or double-web publications printers to reduce costs and increase throughput while shortening make readies and print times, without sacrificing quality or finishing options.

manroland web systems’ latest member of its incomparable newspaper press line, the Colorman e:line, will also be a featured product at GRAPH EXPO. The Colorman e:line impresses with future-oriented design and revolutionary technology. Virtually every system on the press is customizable to current needs, and offers options for gradual modular upgrades and retrofits over time. The Colorman e:line is the first newspaper press which truly grows with the printing needs of the pressroom. With its unbeatable print quality, flexibility and possible automation features it sets new landmarks. The design is nominated for the Industry Price 2012 and has incorporated a lot of advanced functional elements, as well as ergonomic innovations.

Core Competencies
For customers looking to lower production costs and maintenance expenses, and increase productivity through the use of quality consumables and process optimization, manroland web systems continues to lead the way with an unbeatable portfolio of solutions: printservices, printcom, and printnetwork. manroland web systems’ teams of experts have also created pressupdate, the solution to keep presses running state-of-the-art through refurbishment, retrofitting, reconfiguration or upgrades. The pressupdate program assesses the needs of individual pressrooms to increase efficiency, boost production, and respond to changing market conditions without the investment in additional capital equipment.

The revolutionary new manroland web systems Operating Concept solidifies the company’s dedication to evolving press operations, workflow, and the maintenance experience for users. manroland web systems developed its controls with a possible One Touch Operation solution. No longer utilizing a series of buttons on the console, the new Concept works with a ControlPad, which includes an overview of all press functions through intuitive multi-touch operations. A wireless notepad, the “MobilPad,” containing all process control and workflow information, can be used at any area around the press. The new Operation Concept including the Control Center, the ControlPad, MobilPad, and printnetwork software solutions will be on display and ready for demonstration at booth #2210.

Core Innovations
Created as a solution for Océ digital rollfed presses, manroland web systems will introduce its digital postpress technology to the North American market at GRAPH EXPO 2012. The manroland web systems variable cut-off VPF and VFF Folders and VBC Collators were developed for the digital market and are available inline on Océ digital rollfed presses and offline on a roll-to-roll platform to the market at large.

Also at GRAPH EXPO 2012, manroland will be showcasing press products from Tensor International. With the launch of the new partnership between Tensor and manroland web systems in North America, Tensor will be represented by manroland web systems at Booth #2210 to discuss single-width web offset printing solutions.

To find out more about how manroland web systems can strengthen the core of your print business, see manroland web systems at Booth #2210 during GRAPH EXPO 2012.

Source: manroland.


 

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