Roland 706 LV at Al Jawad

High productivity at reduced cost

An In-LineFoiler provides attractive enhancements on the printed sheet at a lower cost

Two decades after getting its first Roland press, Al Jawad Carton and Packaging factory has again invested in Manroland technology for an additional boost to its production capacity. The company purchased a Roland 706 LV with In-line Foiler to boost productivity, keep production costs to a minimum and add value to its line of printed products.

With a growing list of customers and a continuous flow of production orders, Saudi Arabian printer Al Jawad required a press to cut makeready times and waste, whilst maintaining high standards in print quality. Al Jawad operates in the city of Al-Hassa and installed their first Roland 706 LV in 1994. Established in 1983 by the Al Jawad Group, the company specializes in packaging printing, including cartons, self-adhesive labels, stickers and paper
bags.Operating sucha successful business through the years, Al Jawad continues to look for ways to give its customers top-quality printing and service at the most reasonable price. No wonder it attaches great importance to cutting-edge printing technology.

“With the installation of the new Roland 706 LV, we will be able to maximize customer satisfaction because of the shorterlead time and premiumprint quality,” said Ahmed Jawad Al-Khars, general manager and owner of Al Jawad. “The latest In-lineFoiler with indexing function gives us further possibilities of providing customers with attractive enhancements on the printed sheet but at a lower cost,” added AlKhars.

The In-lineFoiler on the Roland 706 LV enables the sheetfed offset to transfer foil to a substrate and then overprint it – all of it taking place in-line. What’s more,the latest indexing function offers up to 62% potential cold foil saving according to different job types. With the ‘OnePass’ production philosophy, the Roland 700 ensures stability when applying enhancements to the printing product, such as spot coatings and varnishes – there is greater room for creativity. The end result is an attractive, eye-catching product that satisfies print customers.

“Premium value-added service from Manroland Sheetfed and its local partner Alkhorayef Printing Solutions – Manroland Sheetfed’s sales and service partner in Saudi Arabia was also one of the most critical factors in our investment decision-making process. Undoubtedly we have been satisfied over the past years,” commented Ahmed Jawad Al-Khars.


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