First ROLAND 700 Evolution in full swing at Potts Print (UK)
In 2021 Northumberland-based Potts Print (UK) Ltd., ordered two ROLAND 700 Evolution Elite presses, the first of their kind in the UK.
The first press a R706 LV Evolution Elite has been in full production since October 2021. The 6 colour press with Coating comprises Inline Color Measurement and Control, Automatic Plate Loading and Tripleflow Inking Technology. Potts have ramped up production on the new machine and are impressed with the performance and quality already being achieved.
Michael Johnson, Operations Director, Potts Print (UK):
"Now the machine is running at its full capability its clear to see what a massive improvement it’s made to our print capacity and quality. Make ready times have improved dramatically along with the huge reduction in waste sheets thanks to the inline colour measurement and dynamic control. We are seeing big reductions in running times due to great speeds in plate changeover and blanket washes. Even at the high speeds we are running the delivery copes with it without any problem giving us perfectly stacked and mark free piles. It’s been a great and exciting start and that’s not just down to the machine but the full support we have been shown from day one of install from everyone involved at Manroland and this is why we value Manroland as a close partner to Potts Print (UK) and we look forward to an exciting future working together."
Peter Redmond, Managing Director, Manroland Sheetfed UK: “We are delighted that Potts Print (UK) has chosen Manroland again as the preferred partner to this eco-friendly and environmentally conscious company. Installation and commissioning was completed on time, allowing Potts to push on with production and fulfil their delivery schedules. We look forward to installing their second R700 Evolution press in the next few months."
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.