The highly specialized Swiss magazine printer AVD Goldach AG has invested several million Euros in a new 16-page ROTOMAN DirectDrive from manroland web systems.
The new ROTOMAN DirectDrive, which will be installed in 2015, is the sixth manroland web systems press for ADV Goldach AG. The investment decision shows their trust in the excellent quality and reliability of the German press manufacturer. The purchase also shows a willingness to invest in the future of print to provide maximum quality and reliability to their customers. The new press enables a highly economic printing of magazines with up to 48-pages or even more with runs of just 3,000 copies. This is very interesting for corporate publishing, such as customer and staff magazines, and an appealing, cost-effective alternative to sheetfed printing.
Flexible and efficient production
The four-unit ROTOMAN DirectDrive demonstrates high performance, with up to 65,000 cylinder revolutions per hour. The 16-page press was developed for printers in dynamic markets as a highly efficient and flexible solution for the printing of magazines. This is mainly possible due to the folder incorporating an extensive folder-superstructure providing for ultra-modern finishing technologies. The new operating system, which was launched at drupa 2012, provides modern automation features and the latest technologies. The manroland web systems ControlCenter is the most progressive operating system in the printing industry and part of the suppliers One Touch philosophy. All relevant information can be seen at a glance and the operator can interact intuitively with finger tip control at any place and at any time.
With this huge financial investment AVD Goldach AG sets a clear direction for the future of print. “We really believe in today’s printing industry. However, it is a fact that we have to be more flexible to meet the publisher’s demands,” says Kai Hebel, owner and Managing Director at AVD Goldach.
“To be competitive and successful, the modern print product needs to be extraordinarily efficient and flexibly designed. That’s why we chose to invest in the new ROTOMAN DirectDrive from manroland web systems, as this press perfectly measures up to our expectations and those of our customers.”