Elite RMGT LED-UV Users Group introduced at Graph Expo
MARIETTA, GA — September 30, 2015 — Graphic Systems North America (GSNA), the Authorized Distributor for RMGT (RYOBI MHI Graphic Technology Ltd.) offset presses in North America, announces the highlights of Graph Expo 15 (Sept 13-16, 2015) in Chicago. On the heels of reporting that over 30 new RMGT presses were sold in the last 12 months in North America, the inaugural meeting of the Elite RMGT LED-UV Users Group was held on Sunday, September 13, 2015.
“We are proud to participate as founding members of the new Elite RMGT LED-UV Users Group,” states Mitch Weinberg, COO, Woolverton Printing. “We see great value in sharing in this forum. We knew that leveraging the benefits of LED-UV curing technology would take us to unique challenges, such as printing on plastic substrates. Learning from others printers in this Users Group has shortened our learning curve from a production standpoint.”
Visitors to the RMGT booth were also treated to hearing from printers discuss their business strategies during the Commit to Print Roundtable Panel Discussion, moderated by Mark Vruno, editor of Printing News. Mike Mahmoudi (Nino Press), Jimmy Lakdawala (LAK Advertising), and Ty & Kyl Blankenship (WholesalePocketFolders.com) shared insights on how they are leveraging offset printing in their respective markets.
“It was gratifying to hear from customers who are still committed to offset print explain in their own words what RMGT technology has done for their business,” states Chris Manley, President of Graphco, Midwest representative of RMGT. “Our customers provided some compelling testimony for commercial printers to venture into the higher margin opportunities that still exist in print.”
During Graph Expo, the newly branded RMGT 9 Series Press, featuring SMART RPC technology and LED-UV curing technology, was at the center of overflow crowds as printers were intent on seeing the only sheetfed offset press running live at the show. RMGT received a “Best of Category” MUST SEE ‘EMS Awards at Graph Expo, for SMART RPC Technology in the analog pressroom category.
“In India, which is the most competitive market for presses in the world, and elsewhere, this is becoming a best-seller,” states Keiji Katayama, Vice President, Sales and Service, and Member of the Board, RMGT. “It is more economical and space-saving and we are seeing a lot of interest in it in the US as well, a market we also take quite seriously. At this show, we are the only offset manufacturer that is running live machines on the floor.”
About Graphic Systems North America (GSNA)
GSNA is the largest independent source of printing equipment, technical service and parts in North America. GSNA delivers exclusive access to Ryobi MHI’s full line of offset and digital presses for commercial, packaging and in-plant printers in the U.S. and Canada, together with 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-GSNA.com