Great leap towards efficiency!

Simultaneous Plate Loading system is now available on ROLAND large-format presses covering the complete range from Format 6 of ROLAND 900 HiPrint up to the largest Format 8 ROLAND 900 XXL Perfector.

As one of the seven improvements for the new generation of ROLAND 700 HiPrint launched two years ago, the Simultaneous Plate Loading (SPL) technology, has been well recognized for the significant reductions in make-ready time by its first recipients all over the world.

And today, the SPL technology has been introduced on the ROLAND large format presses following concerted efforts on technology transferring as well as proofing under even rigorous working environment. Printers who using large-format technology for market expansion are able to enjoy the unbeaten production efficiency by SPL system.

How it works

Same as ROLAND 700 series, the SPL system on ROLAND 900 series enables the plates in all printing units to be changed at the same time. Furthermore, blanket and impression cylinders can be washed automatically parallel to the plate change, which can dramatically reduce the job change-over time from 11 minutes into 4 minutes on a typical six-color press in viewing of small job change without roller washing procedure. Great leap towards efficiency!

Even greater productivity over unbeaten print quality

ROLAND 900 series are offering broad applications in commercial, publications, packaging and special printing segments by its unbeaten print quality. Furthermore, customer-oriented format strategy has made ROLAND 900 stand out in the market – from Format 6 to the king of the work horse Format 8 ROLAND 900 XXL Perfector (1,310 x 1,870 mm).

Large format has no compromise to print quality. The sturdy press construction, drive gears of premium quality and innovative hydro-stabilization of ROLAND 900 to ensure the outstanding print quality from one job to the next. In addition, with a longitudinal shaft on presses with five or more printing units, the backlash of the transmission gears is eliminated, which maintains prefect register and further ensures the exceptional print quality.

The integration of SPL combined ether with PPL or the optional APL into large format presses will be able to further shorten the make ready time and improve the productivity to a very large extent.

Cartotecnica Jesina S.r.l., the Italian prestigious packaging printer of 60 years’ history, is the first customer in Italy who installed a ROLAND 906 6 B1 LV equipped with SPL. “It helps us to substantially reduce the make ready time, as it is possible to combine at the same time different stages of preparation”, Mr. Renzo Paoletti, the company’s owner confirms.

A Great leap in efficiency and productivity by adapting SPL technology in the ROLAND 900 and ROLAND 900, XXL sheetfed offset presses.

About Manroland Sheetfed

Manroland Sheetfed GmbH is a leading German producer of sheetfed offset litho printing presses. Founded in 1871, the company is one of the oldest producers of printing presses in the world. Today the company has its own subsidiaries in over 40 countries and is a global watchword for supreme quality and reliability. Manroland Sheetfed GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of the privately owned UK engineering group, Langley Holdings plc.