Caption: Left: manroland Geoman
tower; Right: manroland Uniset tower
In Omaha, the switch last year from half-century old letterpress presses to 18 new Geoman
units from MAN Roland was driven by a need for more flexibility and more color capacity.
The Netherlands' NDC|VBK de uitgevers newspaper/book publishing group will equip a new six-tower ManRoland Geoman
70 press with a combined Jetstream web cleaner and Impact Global automatic blanket cleaning system made by Baldwin Technology of Shelton, Conn.
It's a $72 million project including four MAN Roland GEOMAN
presses with capacities of 75,000 copies per hour.
Its MAN Roland Geoman
press went into production in spring of 2002 running high-strength inks.
That plant, dating from 1992 and recently equipped with MAN Roland Geoman
presses, prints among other publications, nearby Boulder's Daily Camera, published by Prairie Mountain Publishing, a management and operating partnership created by Scripps and MediaNews.
Since replacing the Journal & Courier letterpress with a MAN Roland Geoman
for the Berliner format, it sold to GateHouse Media the letterpress-printed Herald-Dispatch in Huntington, W.
The paper now sends PDF page files to CTP platesetters at the Denver facility, where papers are produced on five MAN Roland Geoman
Predrilled to facilitate a now- accomplished conversion to a 48-inch web width, its more productive MAN Roland Geoman
presses were the first with spray-bar dampeners and nickel-coated cylinders.
SandyScreen screening produces, effectively, a 133-line screen -- allowing the newspaper's MAN-Roland Geoman
cold-set to achieve heatset quality.
The well-worn warning that "you can never have enough color" is perhaps nowhere more evident than in Grand Rapids, where the Geoman
press is nothing but color, and lots of it -- eight eight-couple towers.