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manroland, WSD announce exclusive agreement

Nov 24, 2008 12:00 AM

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WSD (Nordhorn, Germany) has selected manroland Inc. (Westmont, IL) to be the exclusive North American distributor for its MAG-In product line of on-press finishing blankets and dies. manroland will offer the magnetic inline cutting system for most of its presses, including large format, and those from other manufacturers in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

MAG-In systems and components are available through manroland’s printservices division. manroland has sold the MAG-In system for many presses over the past several years. It adds functionality to standard offset presses, is designed for fast changeover and can be adapted for long or short runs. The system allows a unit of a sheetfed offset press to emboss, perforate, crease and print in Braille.

The foundation of the system is a magnetic blanket that is a proprietary material designed for high magnetic adhesion and mounts on the blanket cylinder. All MAG-In functions can be combined on a single sheet with custom strips that can be cut to any length. Standard perforations are available from stock and custom configurations also are available. WSD has developed a proprietary edge shape that minimizes the force needed to form the paper.