The shop is seeing huge improvements in quality and consistency since upgrading to the RMGT 7 Series press.
SOUTHAMPTON, PA — May 24, 2017 — For Paradigm Digital Color Graphics, the timing worked out perfectly to install their new RMGT 7 Series 6-color press with coater. They were in the process of reconfiguring the shop, and rather than have the down time without a press, they simply installed the new press in it’s new home, making sure it was up and running before taking the old one out.
Their old press was more than 30 years old, and it was time to upgrade to something newer, with new features. “We were printing high-end work with great demand, and the press just wasn’t capable of producing what we needed done,” said John Rosenthal, president, Paradigm Digital Color Graphics. They shopped around, and checked out a variety of presses, but ultimately decided that the 7 Series was the best fit for their needs. “We had good experience with RMGT,” said Rosenthal. “We also have a Ryobi 3304, and it’s probably 15 years old and still working well.”
The press was installed in January 2016, and in the year-plus they’ve had it up and running, they are seeing significant gains across the board. The makereadies are faster, quality is way up, and the consistency across runs is better than ever.
The work the press produces is so good, in fact, that the shop entered several of the pieces it has done for clients into the Graphic Arts Association 2017 Neographics – The Power of Print awards. And the results speak for themselves. “This year, we won three ‘Best of Category’ awards and six ‘Franklin’ awards, plus we got 1st runner up in the overall awards category,” said Rosenthal. The awards pull from more than 6,000 entries in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware area, and Paradigm Digital Color, with its RMGT press, took home many of the honors of the night.
The shop is so happy with their RMGT 7 Series, they are planning an Open House event to coincide with their 20thanniversary later this summer. “We are constantly seeking out new customers,” said Rosenthal, “and now we can comfortably and confidently have people come in for tours. We’re not showing them a relic, we’re showing them a state-of-the-art press.”
Rosenthal noted that volumes have grown significantly over the past few years, with the shop hiring on new sales people, and the RMGT hasn’t missed a beat. In part, that is due to the fact that the advanced roller systems on the press don’t require constant starting and stopping to clean. “We can keep running, and the press stays very clean,” said Rosenthal. “We can continually run, instead of stopping and starting to take care of hickeys.”
On the old press, Rosenthal noted that they were challenged with productivity. The new RMGT 7 Series press has increased capacity tremendously. “If we take on a few more new sales people, we would get another press,” he noted. “And we would do another offset. There is still a lot of offset work out there, a lot of volume. Bring it on.”
“Paradigm Digital Color Graphics and its entire staff are a pleasure to work with,” said Jim Lundy, G.E. Richards. “We are incredibly happy they are so pleased with their RMGT 7 Series press, and we are looking forward to continuing to support them as their business continues to grow.”
About Graphic Systems North America (GSNA)
GSNA is 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. Formed in July 2013 with regional offices across the United States and in Canada, the GSNA group constitutes the single largest offset press sales and service team in North America. Learn more about GSNA at www.ryobimhi.com
MARIETTA, GA — May 4, 2017 — Graphic Systems North America (GSNA) announced today that the group will be exhibiting a RMGT 9 Series Long Perfector press at PRINT 17. This year’s PRINT 17 exhibition will take place on Sept. 10 – 14, 2017 at McCormick Place South in Chicago. With the continuation of their “Commit to Print” stance, this will further show the powerful production of the popular 9 Series LED UV Press. The RMGT 928 Perfector equipped with Chamber Coater, Fully Automatic Plate Changer, 55 Inch Press Control Display Center and LED UV Curing will be exhibited to demonstrate 16 page signatures with instant curing for double-sided printing and quick job changeover.
“PRINT 17 is an exciting opportunity for us to show what so much of the world is experiencing with the success of the 9 Series LED UV Perfector” states Kian Hemmen, Western Regional Sales Manager, Print & Finishing Solutions. “We have had tremendous success demonstrating the speed and efficiencies of the 9 Series over the past few years. This year, as a group, we decided it was time to demonstrate the power of the perfector and show the North American market why RMGT has been so successful with more than 200 installations of this press worldwide.”
The flexibility of the press will also be demonstrated using special effects with the inline chamber coater and the advances in LED UV Curing and Varnishes. It will be equipped with the last three years of MUSTSEEEMS’ with the Panasonic LED System, Fully Automatic Plate Changing, and last year’s 55 inch Control Display Center.
As the only press manufacturer willing to display an offset press at a North American trade show in the past few years, it’s no wonder RMGT has continued to gain market share amongst their competition. This will be the fourth consecutive year RMGT has demonstrated new technology. GSNA and RMGT will be in booth 1244, and will also demonstrate the compact foot print of the long perfector. Today many printers are faced with challenges of minimal floor space and needing to push product to their clients as quickly as possible. The 928 is the perfect solution to meet the tough demands of print buyers today.
About Graphic Systems North America (GSNA)
GSNA is 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. 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. Learn more about GSNA at www.ryobimhi.com