Shenzhen-based Realtime Technology invest in the ultimate printing press
ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION Ultima® meets packaging printer's market demands
Realtime Technology Co. have linked up with Manroland for the first time by acquiring a new, highly-automated ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION Ultima® press equipped with the latest applications in print.
A specially customized model like the Ultima® ROLAND 709 8DLTTDV EVOLUTION "is like a rare gem" according to Mr. Wang Hui, Realtime Technology's Managing Director.
Founded in 2015, Shenzhen-based Realtime Technology specializes in packaging and labels for cigarettes, alcohol and electronic products. Because of the company's continuous growth, they required a new press to meet market demands, increase productivity and reduce production costs. For this reason, Realtime Technology decided to invest in the Manroland’s ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION Ultima®, a logical choice because of its outstanding performance and capacity for diversity and competitiveness.
Several years ago, Manroland made history in the printing industry by launching the innovative Ultima® concept. The Ultima® offers tailor-made solutions for a wide array of applications and now this proven technology is offered with the latest generation ROLAND EVOLUTION platform.
Ultima stands for customization. Whether it is coating before printing or a downstream printing unit after coating, whether it is water-based coating, UV-coating, or special lacquers – anything that varies from the standard printing and varnishing process finds application-specific solutions with the ROLAND 700 Evolution Ultima. It provides printers with maximum flexibility to meet the unique packaging needs of high-end customers.
Many printers, including Realtime Technology, face various challenges like soaring costs and ever shorter lead times. To cope, production processes need to be reduced and the enhancements must be implemented in one pass. Not only will this reduce the production cost, it will also improve productivity.
With the ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION's OnePass® technology, a variety of varnishing, printing and foiling enhancements for high-end packaging and commercial jobs can be accomplished with one-pass production. These possibilities in production bring printers greater profits. Whether it is more demanding quality requirements, extremely complex printing processes, fewer print runs or shorter lead times, Realtime Technology can tackle these challenges with ease thanks to the customized technology provided by the ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION.
The latest InlineFoiler 2.0 with indexing function can be configured on the Ultima® presses according to the requirements. The InlineFoiler is extremely flexible and can be set up either at the beginning or at the end of the printing unit, as required. Excellent surface enhancement can be achieved on the printed sheet, providing more space for value-added printing. This significantly enhances the market competitiveness of the printing enterprises. The InlineFoiler is especially suitable for high-end packaging industries such as alcohol and tobacco. With this important feature, the production process can accommodate more innovative visual ideas. There's more room for creativity.
UV Curing Technology
As the latest technology platform of Manroland, the ultima-customized model of ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION can configure a variety of ink curing solutions including UV curing according to the needs of users. More importantly, its UV curing technology saves energy, protects the environment and improves processing efficiency. More vivid colors on various substrates are possible. Productivity is boosted and costs are significantly lowered, bringing huge economic benefits to the printers.
"The premium print effects can further enhance the uniqueness, attractiveness and added value of our high-quality printed products," says Mr. Wang. "These advanced technologies of the Ultima® ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION provide us with new possibilities. It is so rare to find a specially customized model in the print market!”
In addition, Manroland's customized printing machine equipment configuration is also very flexible. Customers can choose an automatic configuration suitable for their own actual situation or what the job structure demands. For example, when large volume print jobs are in the majority of the daily works, the automatic investment in machine preparation can be replaced by a material logistics system, which is more convenient. Otherwise for printers who mainly do short run print jobs. the overall job structure, maximum printing speed and the investment of logistics system can be replaced by an automatic configuration job conversion. Three things are guaranteed -- quick job completion, improved order turnover rate and effective utilization rate of equipment.
Overall, the innovative Ultima® concept caters to the different and specific needs of packaging printers. It is highly effective in shortening make-ready time, increasing production output and performance, and reducing waste.
As a bonus, the ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION under the Ultima® model series includes a 24-month ProServ 360° Performance package. This way, printing companies are assured of achieving the promised performance levels and are able to efficiently manage operating costs.
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 .