98% Up Time for RMGT 10 Series Owners
The 10 Series press from RMGT has been a tremendous success for the printers who have installed it in their shops, including Boss Litho, based in Los Angeles. Just how much has it changed their operations? Since installing the press, the company has increased their Up Time to an astounding 98.8%. That’s running for three years, running two eight-hour shifts a day, 5 days a week.
And they aren’t the only ones. Up Time with the RMGT 10 series press is breaking records across the board, with an average of 98.16% of uptime across all the installations. Commercial printers who install this press aren’t just seeing better quality pieces, faster makereadies and more versatility, they are also seeing their productivity climb higher than they thought possible.
“This is probably one of the best machines I’ve ever had in my life,” said Jean Paul Nataf, president of Boss Litho. The productivity of the machine has allowed him to cut an entire shift out of his operations, and he still produces as much — if not more — work in that time period.
For the RMGT distributor RM Machinery, part of the Graphic Systems North America (GSNA) network, Up Time is a big driving force behind their love of this machine. To ensure they meet — or even beat — that promise of nearly 100% Up Time, the company has made a promise to their customer base that in the event something does go wrong, they have a 24/7 emergency phone line and parts support, and will be out in less than 24 hours to get it fixed. They have more than 52,000 parts in their on-site inventory, ensuring they are always ready to make the rare repairs that might crop up.
“These presses almost never go down, they’re built like a tank!” said Marke Baker, president of RM Machinery. “But when a customer does need a part or repairs, we will be there to get it fixed. Our goal is to keep the Up Time for every single one of our RMGT 10 Series customers at 98% or higher, and we will do whatever it takes to make that happen.”
MARIETTA, GA — April 21, 2017 — Graphic Systems North America (GSNA) recently added a sixth dealer-partner to its group — RM Machinery. Headquartered in Carneys Point, N.J., RM Machinery has a long history of providing sales and service to the packaging industry as the North American authorized distributor for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Today, RMGT is the result of the very successful merger of Ryobi Limited and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Printing and Packaging Machinery, Ltd. As a member of the GSNA, RM Machinery will continue to provide sales and service to their extensive legacy install base of Mitsubishi press users as well as add their expertise to expanding network of Authorized Service Centers for RMGT across North America.
“We are very excited to be joining the Graphic Systems North America alliance of graphic arts dealers,” said Marke Baker, President of RM Machinery. “We have been involved in selling the RMGT presses for years, and we are big believers in the technology. This new partnership will allow us to better service our customers, and better get the word out about what this technology can do.”
“This was the next logical step for our company,” noted Rahul Kaushik, CEO of RM Machinery. “GSNA is the result of dealers across the country coming together to pool our resources, and provide a more powerful message across the board. We are pleased to now be counted among them.”
Members of the GSNA network are the Authorized Sales and Service Centers for RMGT in North America, and this latest partnership expands the group’s network and positioning, making it easier and faster for commercial printers, offset packaging converters, and in-plant printers to purchase equipment, supplies and service contracts for their entire operation. For more information about RM Machinery, visit http://www.rmgt.com or call 855-764-8123. To learn more about GSNA, visit www.ryobimhi.com.
About Graphic Systems North America (GSNA)
GSNA is a group of six authorized sales and service centers for RMGT that serve commercial printers, offset packaging converters and in-plant printers in the U.S. and Canada. Formed in July 2013 with regional offices across the United States and in Canada, the GSNA group has more than $60 million in revenue and constitutes the single largest offset press sales and service team in North America.
About RM Machinery
As a member of the GSNA, RM Machinery Inc.(RMM) is authorized sales and service center for RMGT in North America. In addition, RMM provides exclusive access to web offset presses manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Printing & Packaging Machinery, Ltd. RMM supplies parts and award-winning service for RMGT sheetfed presses and the legacy Mitsubishi sheetfed press base in the United States, as well as commercial web and newspaper presses manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Established in 2013, RMM combines the senior management of the Printing Machinery Division of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. and PanPac LLC, one of the largest used printing machinery dealers in the United States.
MARIETTA, GA — April 20, 2017 — For a family business to remain competitive for generations, it must be alert enough to read the signs of a changing industry and agile enough to respond to them. TCPrint Solutions has done just that, choosing the RMGT 9 Series LED-UV offset press for its most recent strategic move. Based in North Little Rock, Ark., TCPrint Solutions is the epitome of a successful family business. Walter Simpson started the business, known then as Twin City Printing, in 1945 with a small press and a collection of hand-set type. TCPrint has ably adapted to many market and technological shifts since that time.
Through all these changes, sheet-fed offset printing has remained a pillar of the firm’s business, producing the full gamut of commercial print work from magazines to business cards. However, they had always been a half-size sheet shop. Now, in 2017, with the second and third generations of Simpsons at the helm, TCPrint is making a commitment to step into a bigger arena, while still serving the clients who have been with them for decades. After much research, they chose the RMGT 9 Series LED-UV offset press to make the leap.
“This press basically doubles the footprint we’ve been using forever,” said Mike Simpson, President, TCPrint Solutions. “This puts us in another market completely. We looked at a lot pf presses, and this one gives us the best ‘bang for our buck’. The other options we considered were twice the amount, and we wouldn’t be getting much more surface area than with the RMGT 9 Series.”
The shop does produces the full gamut of commercial print work, including magazines, publications, flyer, brochures, and more. “We’ll be running the same types of products, just more of them and in larger sizes,” he said, noting that the LED-UV curing technology opens up the possibility of printing on a wider variety of substrates, from onionskin to cardboard. “This press will make art directors very happy. With the market saturation of digital presses, design options have been narrowing.”
Simpson is also excited about the productivity gains when paired with his digital presses. “We do a lot of variable data overprinting,” he said, “which allows us to compete in the mailing and marketing end of the industry. The LED-UV curing allows us to print shells without using powder and take them directly to our digital press and run variable data. The old-school powder tended to gunk up our digital presses.”
TCPrint is removing one of its older presses and preparing to take delivery of the RMGT 9 Series, with a goal of having it completely operational by the end of May 2017. Between the larger footprint and the shorter make-ready process, the company anticipates doubling its current productivity with the new press. “We’ll save around $50,000 a year just on reduced paper waste in the make-ready process, since we’ll now prep in a handful of test sheets rather than hundreds. And this thing uses just a fraction of the energy of an older press.”
“When we can help a family business like this, serving their local market, by bringing in the right equipment at the right time to help them continue to grow and evolve, it is incredibly gratifying,” said Scot Gilbert, President, Paper Handling Solutions, a member of the Graphic Systems North America (GSNA) dealer alliance. “We have enjoyed this partnership so far, and we are looking forward to helping TCPrint Solutions continue to dominate in their market for years to come.”
About Paper Handling Solutions
Paper Handling Solutions (PHS) is part of the GSNA, a group of eight authorized sales and service centers for RMGT that serve commercial printers, offset packaging converters and in-plant printers in the U.S. and Canada. PHS was founded on the simple philosophy of bringing the latest technology and excellent support to our customers and is staffed by a highly motivated team of professionals who are driven to provide unbeatable customer service. Learn more at www.paperhandlingsolutions.com.