RYOBI was the first to successfully develop an energy-saving, environment-friendly LED-UV printing system, which was launched onto the market in 2008 and offers numerous advantages over a conventional UV curing system. We talked with the RYOBI staff about the system's development, its future marketability, and its environmental contribution in a roundtable discussion moderated by Mr. Atsushi Okuyama, director of the Society for the study ecology printings.
Moderator: Atsushi Okuyama
What was the reaction to the announcement of the LED-UV printing system at Drupa 2008?
There was a tremendous response. Throngs of visitors were attracted to the RYOBI booth, not only from printing companies, but also from advanced technology research organizations and other groups. While I believe it was already anticipated that someone would be announcing this kind of technology, there was a great deal of excitement when it was actually exhibited and the dry printed sheets came out.
Learn about the merger of two printing equipment giants in RYOBI MHI's new corporate video.
RYOBI MHI Graphic Technology Limited is a joint venture company established on January 1, 2014 between Ryobi and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Printing and Packaging Machinery. Ryobi brought with it a wide range of medium and small format presses plus a sizable international sales network. Mitsubishi brought a diverse customer base for large format presses across the world. RYOBI MHI was launched with the aim of bringing innovative technology to the graphic arts industry.
In North America, RYOBI MHI equipment is directly imported, sold, and supported by Graphic Systems North America.