manroland web systems Inc.

printcom: We Know What's What

Building presses is one thing but ensuring they operate efficiently is another. This is easier with carefully coordinated and process-relevant consumable materials from printcom.

In order to produce economically efficient, top-quality printing and meet delivery deadlines, the importance of checking system components is an often underestimated but decisive factor. Which printing inks meet the requirements of PSO certification and perform reliably under production conditions? When are high-end blankets actually a better choice than cheaper blankets for a specific job? Do the washing agents selected influence makeready times? How many material components does the success of new applications depend on? With new product variants, there are many detail questions that not every materials supplier can answer readily. manroland was early to recognize how printing companies benefit from the availability of materials matched to individual production requirements. It makes no difference whether the demands placed on the system provider have process-technical relevance or are purely of an economic nature. One thing is clear: when coordinated components are used in production, press downtimes due to unsuitable materials are virtually ruled out.

printcom is the experimental laboratory, not you

printcom is one of four divisions of manroland’s PRINTVALUE services portfolio, and has been providing its customers with high-quality process-compliant system components for more than 15 years. Together with partners, printcom develops process-relevant components and through intensive testing brings them to marketability like optimally coordinated ROLAND InlineFoiler packages for instance, or coatings for the ROLAND InlineImpress process. Support is provided by the Print Technology Center, manroland’s R&D operations, or the PrintCity alliance. As opposed to most dealers, printcom is independent as regards product selection because manroland cooperates with numerous manufacturers all over the world covering virtually all product groups. Chemists, physicists, engineers, print technologists, mechatronics, and electrical engineers closely examine the products, also as regards country-specific legislation or standards. Audits and certification of the partners ensure reliable and reproducible product quality. printcom products are compatible with printing systems of different manufacturers and guarantee optimal press performance. It goes without saying that all components in the range are compatible with materials used in printing press manufacturing, which reduces maintenance or even the replacement of defective parts to an absolute minimum.

Mine? Yours! Sharing knowledge

printcom gathers detailed empirical values. Fields of application and customer requirements are recorded and cross-sector comparisons are made: a knowledge pool that benefits both existing and new customers. This enables a printcom consultant to offer printing companies the ideal components at the press of a button to meet their needs or respond to changing situations. After all, the experts have an overview of all material variants and know which individually assembled product packages meet the customer’s needs. When a new press is delivered, the printing company receives a start-up set tailored to the company’s specific production requirements and applications, which generally contains 40 products for the pressroom and prepress operations and speeds up commissioning. And when local assistance is needed, printing companies benefit from the fact that printcom offers extensive support on all continents through specially trained print technicians.

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