manroland Sheetfed's ROLAND 700 Evolution Press Awarded for Product Design
WESTMONT, IL—March 23, 2015—manroland’s new printing press has been recognized in one of the world’s biggest design awards. The ROLAND 700 Evolution, launched at the end of 2014, is one of the winners of the Red Dot Award for Product Design 2015.
The awards attracted nearly 5,000 entries from 56 countries. Founder and President of Singapore-based Red Dot Peter Zec said manroland had showed "uncompromising competency and considerable courage." "You have measured yourself successfully against the best in the industry," he said in a letter to manroland.
The jury was made up of designers, academics and journalists from 25 countries who were impressed by the Evolution’s sleek and futuristic look and technology aimed at giving printers unprecedented levels of efficiency, operation and quality.
Features include an ergonomic operating user interface with touchscreen controls, Direct Drive technology, and feeder, delivery and dampening units specially designed for high-speed production.
"We are naturally thrilled to have won this award. Printing presses are not usually recognized for their design," explained manroland’s CEO, Rafael Penuela. "It’s a tribute to our team here in Germany who conceived, developed and launched the Evolution in just two years."
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About Red Dot
The Product Design competition has existed since 1954. Its award, the Red Dot, is an internationally recognised quality seal. The competition for Design Concepts and prototypes is held annually in Singapore. Red Dot stands for belonging to the best in design and business. It is aimed at all those who would like to distinguish their business activities through design. The distinction is based on the principle of selection and presentation. Excellent design is selected by competent expert juries in the areas of product design, communication design, and design concepts.
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 GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the privately owned UK engineering group, Langley Holdings.
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