MAN Roland Redefines Sheetfed Performance with the Next Generation Roland 700
Two separate 41-inch press lines let printers match advanced press capabilities to marketplace needs
WESTMONT, IL—03/22/07—MAN Roland is launching two distinct versions of the next generation of its popular ROLAND 700 mid-size press. Both offer innovative technology that sets new benchmarks for sheetfed performance.
The new ROLAND 700 HiPrint is the mainstream choice for the majority of printing facilities, while the new ROLAND 700 DirectDrive is designed for printers who require advanced makeready performance and long perfecting capabilities.
Higher Quality Results
The “Hi” in HiPrint stands for high quality, and the new press line can be equipped with MAN Roland’s exclusive array of inline quality control enhancements. It can also be configured with any of the company’s unique inline advancements that integrate the application of special effects into the printing process, providing added value without adding press time.
“The ROLAND 700 HiPrint is aimed at printing companies that mainly focus on innovative enhancement of their print products, meaning industrial-scale inline finishing such as coating, double coating, UV, embossing, cold foil transfer, and the like,” says Dr. Markus Rall, the MAN Roland board member in charge of sheetfed presses. “It is also the right press for all printers who want a higher level of performance from their pressrooms.”
To increase its performance, the ROLAND 700 HiPrint can be equipped with MAN Roland’s QuickChange bundle of makeready enhancements. The option offers a series of automation modules that work together to accelerate change-over from job to job.
As its name indicates, the new ROLAND 700 DirectDrive features MAN Roland’s DirectDrive system, which was introduced as a prototype at drupa 2004. The innovation uses computer-controlled servo-motors to power the plate cylinders in its printing units. Isolating the plate cylinder from the press’ main drive allows a number of time-consuming makeready chores to be completed simultaneously. Example: all of the plates can be changed on the ROLAND 700 DirectDrive at the same time, while wash-up takes place, effectively resulting in zero plate-changing time.