Caskey Group delivers innovative print products using LED-UV printing from RMGT
MARIETTA, GEORGIA — February 25, 2016 — Graphic Systems North America (GSNA), the Authorized Distributor for RMGT (RYOBI MHI Graphic Technology Ltd.) sheet-fed offset presses in North America, announces that the Caskey Group has successfully implemented the RMGT 5 Series offset press, featuring LED-UV curing technology. LED-UV printing is considered the fastest growing process technology in the sheet-fed offset printing market. Headquartered in York, PA, The Caskey Group is an integrated marketing and communications firm offering full offset and digital communication services.
“At Caskey, our goal is to help our customers build and strengthen their own brands by offering products and services that will help them to stand out in their markets,” states Tony Rife, President, Caskey Group. “With LED-UV technology added to our mix of high-quality printing capabilities, Caskey will be positioned to offer customers new and innovative print applications at a lower cost, all while reducing energy consumption and adding to our overall capacity.”
“We are able to offer our clients a product that has special chemical embossing thanks to the LED-UV curing technology on the RMGT press,” continues Rife. On the print manufacturing side, instant drying allows jobs to move immediately to finishing and eliminates powder contamination. Rife also states that “UV inks are solvent-free and when cured with LED-UV lighting, the entire process generates no byproducts and is free of emissions.”
“The rapid growth of LED-UV printing can be attributed to the additional print capabilities that this technology offers,” states Jim Lundy, G.E. Richards, the northeast distributor for RMGT in the US. “In conventional offset printing, inks dry as their binding agents oxidize and get absorbed into the printing substrate or the process can be sped up by introducing heat. In contrast, UV printing uses specially formulated inks that are exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light. This allows instant drying at each printing unit of the press. When LED technology is used for UV lighting, the overall benefits to printers are immense.
The RMGT 525GX LED-UV Press is a five color press with anilox roller coater and represents the top of the line in the 5 Series presses from RMGT. With a maximum paper size of 520 x 375 mm, the press can reach printing speeds of up to 15,000 sheets per hour. The eco-friendly LED-UV printing system offers impressive energy savings and superior ease of use. This system not only greatly reduces energy consumption but also features a much longer lifespan than a conventional lamp type system. This next-generation system produces minimal heat and no ozone, making it very eco-friendly.
About Graphic Systems North America (GSNA)
GSNA delivers exclusive access to the RMGT 9 Series, 7 Series, 5 Series, and 3 Series line of offset presses for commercial, packaging and in-plant printers in the U.S. and Canada. They also provide immediate technical support and parts fulfillment. Formed in July 2013 with co-headquarters in four U.S. states and two Canadian provinces, the GSNA group has more than $60 million in revenue and constitutes the single largest offset press sales and service team in North America.
Learn more about GSNA at www.ryobimhi.com
Focus on color follows RMGT’s Drupa 2016 theme:
“Irodori – Coloring the World Together”
MARIETTA, GA — February 11, 2016 — Graphic Systems North America (GSNA), the Authorized Distributor for RMGT (RYOBI MHI Graphic Technology Ltd.) sheet-fed offset presses in North America, announces the introduction of a four-part webinar series that focuses on the challenges of color management in today’s hybrid print operations. David Hunter, President of Pilot Marketing Group, will present the first webinar topic with the theme: “The E-Factor: Bridging the Gap Between Color Expectation and Results”. The webinar will be held on February 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm EST. To register, click on http://bit.ly/EFactorWebinar
“Today’s hybrid print operations have the ever increasing challenge of printing accurate and consistent color in their offset, digital and wide format production. Dave is uniquely qualified to address these color challenges as one of the original GRACoL G7 Experts and is one of five G7 Master Trainers in the world.”
“Part of the challenge in the print industry has been the lack of standards and the lack of defining the precision and accuracy of their devices,” states David Hunter, President of Pilot Marketing Group. “The E-Factor defines the precision and accuracy for a given process and quantifies it as a number that relates to Delta E. To put it in perspective, IDEAlliance Certified Proofers have an E-Factor of 2. The IDEAlliance G7 ColorSpace qualified printers have an E-Factor of 3. Every output process can be quantified with an E-Factor. The same device with a different operator may have a different E-Factor. The same device with a different paper may have a different E-Factor. It is important to qualify the expected result, and the webinar will explain how to do that.”
Drupa 2016 Theme: “Irodori – Coloring the World Together”
At Drupa 2016, RMGT will introduce a lineup of printing equipment featuring a new uniform design inspired by the exhibit theme of “Irodori — Coloring the World Together”. “Irodori is a Japanese word that roughly translates in English as ‘coloring and brilliance’,” continues Hemmen. “Broadly speaking, however, irodori represents a passion or zeal for life. Color is critical to printed communications. Color accuracy and consistency is vital for our customers who manage brand owner demands across their different manufacturing processes, such as offset, digital and wide format printing. The Color Management Webinar Series for 2016 is an extension of the important role RMGT plays in the color eco-system of printers around the world.”
Anyone interested in attending the first installment in the RMGT 2016 Color Management Webinar Series can register by visiting: http://bit.ly/EFactorWebinar
About Graphic Systems North America (GSNA)
GSNA delivers exclusive access to the RMGT 3 Series, 5 Series, 7 Series, and 9 Series line of offset presses for commercial, packaging and in-plant printers in the U.S. and Canada. They also provide immediate technical support and parts fulfillment. Formed in July 2013 with co-headquarters in four U.S. states and two Canadian provinces, the GSNA group has more than $60 million in revenue and constitutes the single largest offset press sales and service team in North America.
Learn more about GSNA at www.ryobimhi.com
MARIETTA, GA — February 1, 2016 — Graphic Systems North America (GSNA), the Authorized Distributor for RMGT (RYOBI MHI Graphic Technology Ltd.) sheet-fed offset presses in North America, announces that it will repeat as a Platinum Sponsor the 9th Annual Print UV Conference, March 16-18, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference features technology tracks and roundtable discussions featuring the best UV printers and UV suppliers as they uncover new ideas and growth opportunities that UV printing enables.
“Our customers are leveraging LED-UV printing technologies and growing their business in so many different ways. In addition to traditional benefits, we are seeing customers use creative coatings and printing on unique substrates such as PVC, synthetic paper, and styrene,” states Chris Manley, President of Graphco, the Midwest Distributor for RMGT. “RMGT was the first press manufacturer to offer fully integrated LED-UV curing systems as a factory installed option for sheet-fed offset presses. We look forward to hearing our customers share their success stories and add our voice to the innovative dialogue around UV printing during the upcoming Print UV Conference.”
What is LED-UV Curing Technology?
UV printing allows printed sheets to be quick-cured by UV light immediately after printing, offering distinct advantages such as shorter lead time, powder-less printing, and printing on unique substrates. In 2008, RMGT became the first sheet-fed offset press manufacturer to commercially develop a next-generation, energy-saving, environmental-friendly LED-UV printing system. RMGT and Panasonic’s LED-UV technology was awarded Japan’s “Nippon Brand Prize” at the 39th Machine Design Award competition in 2009. It was also named a top new press technology at the 2013 Canadian Printing Awards.
Winning high praise among RMGT customers, the system continues to evolve. New versions of the LED-UV printing system have been added to enable varnish coating, greatly expanding the range of value-added printing and providing powerful support for customers. Since LED technology is used to cure UV inks, RMGT systems have a 15 times longer life span, consume 70 to 80% less electricity, and generate much less heat than a conventional lamp system, delivering an ROI in energy efficiency along with a greatly reduced environmental impact.
About RMGT (RYOBI MHI Graphic Technology)
RMGT is among the world’s largest manufacturers of sheet-fed offset printing presses and the world leader in LED-UV technology with over 165 placements worldwide. Our high-speed, fully-automated presses are respected worldwide for unsurpassed print quality, low total cost of ownership, extreme ease of operation, and unmatched reliability. In partnership with Panasonic, RMGT released LED-UV Curing for Print at DRUPA 2008 and we now offer the only G3 LED-UV technology on the market. Headquartered outside of Hiroshima Japan, RMGT is a joint venture company bringing together the best technology and manufacturing expertise of Ryobi Limited and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The enhanced product lineup and strengthened manufacturing prowess makes RMGT an indispensable brand for the printing industry.
Learn more about RMGT: www.ryobimhi.com