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RMGT Ryobi 925 to provide productivity boost

Northend Creative Print Solutions has replaced two Heidelberg B2 presses with a RMGT Ryobi 925 LED-UV, to improve productivity. The installation is a major coup for Apex Digital Graphics and a demonstration of the continued growth in popularity of Ryobi's LED UV litho printing technology.

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The RMGT925 and Cron 3632UVP is the most “cost-effective way forward” for Northend

The RMGT is a five-colour litho press for eight-up A4 format print production, with a curing unit included for quick drying.

Northend managing director, Nigel Stubley, says: “We visited last year’s Drupa exhibition with the aim of finding the right B2 digital press, to join our existing SRA3 digital presses, but the efficiencies and productivity of the Ryobi 920 with LED-UV has taken litho printing to a new level.

“The return on capital of this equipment means that SRA1 litho with UV curing is the most cost-effective way forward for our business right now.

“Our calculations suggested that this new machine would be more productive than our two existing B2 presses due to the SRA1 format, the printing speed, the latest make-ready capabilities and, most of all, because of the instant drying provided by the LED-UV curing."

The efficiencies and productivity of the Ryobi 920 with LED-UV has taken litho printing to a new level

The firm fitted a Cron 3632UVP plate setter alongside the Ryobi. Four ink.lines were also installed, and Stubley comments: “Waste is cost and when the inks are two to three times the price of conventional ink, cartridges have to be the sensible route. LED ink will only polymerise within a narrow UV curing frequency so the ink is not at risk of setting in the cartridge.”

“We were able to visit the team at Precision Printing to see the Ryobi machines in operation. They had recently undergone the same investigations, and they had produced similar calculations prior to their purchase decision, which was very reassuring.”

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