manroland and Océ launch joint series of events

Within the framework of their strategic alliance, manroland, one of the leading global suppliers of offset printing systems, and Océ Printing Systems GmbH, the leading global manufacturer of high-performance printing systems for digital continuous feed printing, are starting a series of events in the Technology Centers of Offenbach (May 16-20, 2011) and Poing/Munich (June 07-10, 2011). Under the motto ‘Digital meets Offset Power’, both companies present the best from both worlds of high-quality offset printing and variable high-speed inkjet printing. manroland and Océ launch  joint series of events From May 16 to 20, manroland invites its graphics industry customers in all segments and sizes of operation, as well as those involved in the advertising industry, to the Sheetfed Summit in the manroland Print Technology Center in Offenbach. At this center, attendees would see groundbreaking technologies and solutions for highly efficient sheetfed offset printing. More than 1,000 trade visitors from all over the world are expected to attend the event.

The Sheetfed Summit 2011 will focus on Value Added Printing for improved business and production processes, as well as fascinating print products. The event will showcase innovations in automation, product variability, sustainable production, networking, services, consumable materials, and consulting. Less than 150 sheets until the first OK sheet, automated job changeover, integrated data handling, web-to-print, a 64-page signature in one pass through the press, and inline enhancement: manroland is to demonstrate how powerful offset printing is in 2011.

With new products like autoprint smart, InlineColorPilot, InlineInspector with PDF comparison, ColorPilot smart and other groundbreaking solutions, manroland will also show how costs can be further reduced, delivery times shortened, flexibility increased, and daily output boosted. Numerous live demonstrations await the participants, along with clear presentations of the benefits and intensive technical discussions with experts and colleagues. A ROLAND 900, XXL format 8 perfecting press, a ten-colour ROLAND 700 DirectDrive with autoprint smart, a ROLAND 700 HiPrint and ROLAND 500 both equipped with InlineFoiler Prindor, a ROLAND 200 with High Pile delivery, a special four-color ROLAND 700 HiPrint, and a ROLAND 50 with an envelope feeder will all be in production.

For the first time, manroland will present – integrated into graphics workflows – two high-productivity Océ inkjet printing systems for digital webfed printing. Inkjet systems, with their flexible production and individualization strengths, are increasingly becoming an alternative in both the business models and machine parks of graphics industry printing houses. Gerd Finkbeiner, manroland CEO, stated, “We are showing how inkjet printing systems supplement industrial offset printing. In our role as front runners, we and Océ have ambitious aims and are committed to supplying solutions that are groundbreaking and future-proof.”

While aimed internationally at the decision-maker level, the Océ Production Printing Summit, to take place in the Océ Leadership Technology Hub in Poing/Munich during June 07-10, will focus on the complete value creation chain for production printing, from individualized content through to the finished end product. In the course of this four-day high-performance show, Océ will also present growth applications in high-productivity digital printing embedded in workflows for the graphics industry, for example for publishing-on-demand, the printing of digital newspapers and magazines, hybrid catalogues and manuals, as well as ‘target group 1’ in-vogue applications such as direct mail and loyalty applications.

“Individualised high-speed digital printing is an attractive field of business that is increasingly supplementing industrial print runs,” explained Sebastian Landesberger, executive vice president, Océ Production Printing, adding, “Our new Océ ColorStream 3500 and Océ JetStream family high-speed full-colour inkjet printing systems will be showing a winning combination of highest quality and maximum individualization.”

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