Digital inkjet printing permits production with variable cut-off lengths, and the content of every print product can be different to the previous one. manroland web systems finishing solutions
Depending on the product portfolio, the variable former fold system FormerLine, a variable cut-off cutting unit, and the multivariable pin-type folder FoldLine collecting device, crossfold and quarter fold can be combined. Further post press modules
Then further processing modules can be connected, such as a compensating stacker or the collator that manroland web systems has developed for inline production of book blocks from the reel. One press configuration can produce newspapers, cylinder-stitched magazines or booklets, stacked signatures for a perfect binder, or spine-glued book blocks.Modular systems
The systems are of modular design so that, depending on the application profile, configurations with or without a former can be selected, and certain folder modules need not be included.FoldLine - the multivariable pin-type folder
The fully-automatic, multivariable pin-type folder FoldLine
from manroland web systems is the optimal finishing tool for newspaper production in digital production environments. It provides the possibility to produce broadsheet and tabloid newspapers in long-grain and short-grain format with different structures, and thus ensures maximum utilization of the advantages of digital printing for newspaper and commercial printing.
The FoldLine can produce up to twelve newspaper sections or up to 96 pages, and so the digitally printed newspaper has the same look and feel as customary offset issues for readers and advertisers.
However, the FoldLine is a multi-purpose system. Besides newspapers, it can also produce commercials and direct-mailings. In addition, the system can also be used to produce cylinder-stitched booklets and book signatures.FomerLine - with Collator manroland web systems has developed special reel-to-book block solutions for the d
igital book production. After the web is printed, it is guided over the variable FormerLine and several longitudinal folds into the variable cutting unit for the cross cut. From here, the individual signatures move to the VBC Collator where they are stacked, glued and pressed into book blocks. Shortest makeready times
Minimizing makeready times is a decisive factor for profitability in industrial-scale print production. Therefore, already in the planning phase, the folding systems FormerLine and FoldLine from manroland web systems were designed for short makeready times. Adjusting the former for a format change takes at the most three minutes, and in only five minutes another paper quality can be processed.