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autoprint in commercial web offset printing
manroland now offers autoprint models for commercial web offset printing as well. The autoprint series already feature fully-automated job changeover and system start-up, which ensures flexibility, efficient planning and fewer waste sheets. manroland’s vision is fully-automated production with the printer taking on the role of a process monitor.
Numerous autoprint newspaper printing systems are already installed and in daily production. This success encouraged manroland to introduce autoprint models for commercial web offset printing which is characterized by industrial-scale production. Here customers want a low cost per copy for short and long runs, stable quality, production reliability, efficient planning and resource-conserving production. Therefore, autoprint developments focus on a future-safeguarded concept, efficient production planning, extreme run length versatility, simple operation, and environment-compatible production.
The autoprint vision is a fully-automated press that will establish the benchmark for total production efficiency through automatic control of major processes such as job changeover and production. Manual tasks are reduced to a minimum and the press operator’s role changes to that of a process monitor. This vision stands on a realistic foundation. Already today, autoprint contains the technology for completely automatic job changeover of a commercial web printing system and start-up of the new job. The major autoprint features are the AutoJobChange control package, the APL (AutomaticPlateLoading) system for fast job changeover, QuickStart for low-waste inking-up, and Inline control systems for quality assurance.
Control with AutoJobChange
AutoJobChange is a package for controlling many different job changeover functions. This option carries out many press changeover functions automatically and in a standardized manner without any operator intervention. These include for instance blanket washing, plate changing with APL (AutomaticPlateLoading) and pre-inking with QuickStart. The AutoJobChange system provides seamless changeover from one job to the next and makes short runs on high-volume presses even more efficient.