Manroland Sheetfed Evolution Event Provided Stage to Unveil the Roland 700 HiPrint Press
OFFENBACH AM MAIN, GERMANY—December 16, 2014—The new Roland 700 HiPrint was presented to print experts from around the globe during the Manroland Sheetfed-Evolution Event on November 5-6 in the Print Technology Center (PTC). More than 450 print experts from around the globe witnessed the HiPrint’s new SimultaneousPlateLoading (SPL) and other new technological advances in action.
In his welcome speech Rafael Penuela, CEO of Manroland Sheetfed, said Manroland Sheetfed has often been known as the trendsetter in offset printing and in the services it provides to its customers.
The new Roland 700 HiPrint offers many new developments and improvements. Production quality, user efficiency and energy efficiency are paramount. For example, the new suction belts in the delivery increase the stacking quality at even higher speeds and use a third less suction power.
990 hours of additional production capacity per year soon become reality for a customer in Singapore. The simultaneous plate loading makes it possible. With the new Roland 708P HiPrint with SPL technology, this customer can drastically improve its production efficiency in the commercial printing market.
The InlineFoiler offers numerous ways to implement enhancement and design possibilities. More than 100 customers worldwide use the application of cold foil which makes the InlineFoiler the true market leader.
The new indexing function is more cost efficient. The indexing unit stops the cold foil where it's not needed, for example at the cylinder gap or at the end of the application format. With this technology, material savings between 19 percent and 60 percent per job are possible. A number of customers already use this technology successfully in their everyday operation.
Another technology to save on makeready time and waste is the InlineColorPilot with in-line register. The fully automated measurement and regulation supports the operator during the makeready and production. This leads to reduced waste sheets and the early achievement of the first good sheet. During production, the InlineColorPilot automatically controls the color and logs the production. This technology is available in both straight ahead and perfecting modes.
The UV printing process is even more efficient with the LEC UV curing technology. In contrast to classic UV curing, the LEC-UV system significantly reduced costs for investment and during production. The system is based on the combination of specially doped lamps where the wavelength is adapted to a highly reactive ink. Thus the process uses less energy and reduces production costs. As part of our future proof concept, the LEC system can also be retrofitted at a later stage, if market requirements change.
The Roland InlineInspector 2.0 ensures accurate fault detection by 100 percent monitoring of each sheet. With its intuitive and user-friendly operation, InlineInspector 2.0 is set up in no time. At full speed, the system detects hickeys, scratches, streaks, substrate defects and other faults and helps the operator to react quickly. The result—fewer mistakes, less waste and greater customer satisfaction.
A new inkjet system at the feedboard of the Roland 700 HiPrint offers the possibility to personalize each sheet. With a serial number printed on the sheet, it can be identified and tracked in the subsequent production process. And that's just one of the versatile possibilities to integrate digital printing systems in an offset printing press.
About Manroland Sheetfed
Manroland Sheetfed is a leading German producer of sheetfed offset litho printing presses. Founded in 1871, the company is one of the oldest producers of printing presses in the world. Today the company has its own subsidiaries in over 40 countries and is a global watchword for supreme quality and reliability. Manroland Sheetfed is a wholly owned subsidiary of the privately owned UK engineering group, Langley Holdings.
Source: Manroland Sheetfed.