A lesson for printers in Europe

How to meet the challenge of a difficult economic climate is testing the mettle of print bosses across Europe. But one firm in the Netherlands believe they’ve got the answer – invest in Manroland technology.

Scholma Druk B.V are one of the biggest commercial printers in the northern part of the Netherlands, producing magazines, catalogues, brochures, leaflets and books etc.

They decided that to respond to overcapacity in the market they had to reduce production costs and waste and make-ready times.

They chose a five-colour Roland 700 DirectDrive with coating and InlineColorPilot to achieve that goal.

“After careful consideration and comparison, we chose the ROLAND 700 DirectDrive based on its three exclusive features and advantages- efficiency, print quality and flexibility,” says Martin Scholma, the company’s director-owner.

The efficiency mentioned by him refers to the multi-tasking and shortest make-ready time of the ROLAND 700 DirectDrive. Plate-changing that previously had to be done successively can now take place simultaneously in all the printing units. In addition, the ROLAND 700 DirectDrive can reduce make-ready time by up to 60% compared with a conventional sheetfed offset press.

The ROLAND 700 DirectDrive is equipped with the InlineColorPilot, the fastest system in the market, that measures the printed sheets inside the press and automatically regulates the inking units. It is a non-stop process without the need to continuously pull sheets.This saves time and waste sheets, improves color stability, and offers complete documentation of the production run.

It’s a deal! The handshake between Scholma Druk and the Manroland Sheetfed team

About Manroland Sheetfed

Manroland Sheetfed GmbH began trading on 10 February 2012, following the acquisition of the sheetfed division of the insolvent manroland AG by British industrialist Tony Langley and Langley Holdings PLC (www.langleyholdings.com).

Manroland Sheetfed employs around 1000 people at the HQ in Offenbach, Germany and approx.. 2000 staff worldwide, in over 40 subsidiaries. For more information about Manroland Sheetfed, visit www.manroland.com.