Digital Meets Offset Power” is the theme of manroland’s exhibit (Booth 1236) at GRAPH EXPO 2011. It focuses on technology, automation, and manroland’s ability to integrate a broad range of offset equipment and related technologies into customizable workflows that meet specific customer needs.
Vince Lapinski, CEO of manroland North America, says, “Digitally integrated printing techonlogies are the wave of the future. We are pleased to demonstrate these advanced integrated solutions that allow our customers to improve capacity and productivity, reduce operating costs and minimize the total cost of consumables.”
The ROLAND 700 DirectDrive press uses a double-clutch mechanism and alternating drive technologies to perform changeover functions simultaneously, which reduces makeready cycles by two-thirds. Added features such as stepless feeder and delivery pile control, fiber-optic communications, and print length correction on the fly make DirectDrive technology the bridge between digital and offset.
Web automation advances
With a range of options that provide the highest degree of automation on the market, manroland’s answer to one-touch printing, autoprint, is one of the most operator friendly web printing systems on the market today. The design of the web presses themselves not only relieves the operator of numerous work steps, but all manual tasks are ergonomically optimized.
The new manroland control console offers the most integrated functionality to date, and is easier to operate than ever before. The fully automated printing process has been streamlined with fewer but more powerful autoprint sequences that are clearly arranged. The control console reliably guides the operator through the production process like a pilot’s navigation system.
Other exhibit highlights
manroland also is showcasing its PRINTVALUE portfolio of products, including the launch of the TOP program, a technical performance consulting program designed to increase efficiencies and improve press performance. By way of a comprehensive benchmarking process, TOP allows printers to see how critical variables such as training, consumable use, upgrades, and maintenance affect productivity. The printcom mini-lab at the booth conducts live presentations demonstrating the versatility and quality of PRINTVALUE consumables.
For the ninth consecutive year, manroland sponsors WhatTheyThink and the Dr. Joe Webb Breakfast event on Monday, September 12 (breakfast 8:00-8:30 am). Dr. Joe examines the state of the industry and provides insights into important trends. manroland’s sponsorship allows guests to attend and hear Dr. Joe at no charge, while enjoying a continental breakfast. Visitors to manroland’s exhibit can also meet Dr. Joe Webb in person for a book signing at the booth.