CHICAGO—August 18, 2014—The RYOBI MHI 925 press with LED-UV instant curing technology has earned a coveted Must See 'Em award in advance of GRAPH EXPO 14. The five-color, 8-up press is the only entry to feature a highly advanced LED-UV curing unit fully integrated into the press.
The RYOBI 920 series with LED-UV delivers unmatched advantage for printers who need the versatility of instant cure, latest-generation automation and broad substrate capabilities—in a package that provides a lower total cost to print when compared with other 8-up presses.
Graphic Systems North America and RYOBI MHI will have hourly live presentations of the RYOBI MHI 925 LED-UV press at GRAPH EXPO 14, Booth 4404, September 28-October 1. Full details of the complete GSNA • RYOBI MHI • CRON exhibit will be announced this week.
“Printers who’ve seen, tested and installed the RYOBI MHI 920 series press with LED-UV say it’s the new standard in low-cost, extreme-quality printing across all substrates,” said Don Barbour, GSNA chairman and co-founder. “It delivers world-class 16-page signature printing with important environmental advances. Head-to-head with 40" presses equipped with hot UV, the RYOBI 920 series offers the lowest total cost to print in the market.”
RYOBI MHI and Panasonic pioneered LED-UV instant curing for offset printing more than six years ago and they have continuously refined the technology. Today, it’s regarded as the most advanced of its kind, with more than 130 installations worldwide.
The RYOBI MHI 920 series LED-UV press produces high value-added print on a wide variety of substrates including synthetics. It dramatically speeds up job delivery times and cuts the cost of plates, supplies and chemicals by an average of 30 percent. It slashes energy costs associated with drying by up to 80 percent. LED-UV instant curing emits no ozone, eliminates the need for noxious spray powders and generates virtually no heat in the pressroom.
Barbour noted that having LED-UV curing fully integrated into the RYOBI MHI press simplifies supplier relationships and reduces operational complexity. Other third party LED-UV systems require separate vendor interactions and service throughout the life of the press. RYOBI MHI warranties the entire press as one integral unit with the controls built right into the press.
“The RYOBI MHI 920 series with LED-UV is a press that profit-driven, quality-driven commercial printers can’t afford to miss,” Barbour said.
About RYOBI MHI Graphic Technology and Graphic Systems North America (GSNA)
RYOBI MHI Graphic Technology, Tokyo, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of sheetfed offset printing presses, hardware, software and peripherals. Its high-speed, advanced automation, multicolor presses are respected worldwide for unsurpassed print quality, low total cost of ownership, ease of operation and extreme reliability.
Graphic Systems North America (GSNA) delivers the full line of RYOBI MHI sheetfed offset presses and technologies, CRON CTP systems, together with immediate support and parts fulfillment to commercial, in-plant, packaging and other specialty printers.
GSNA has more than $60 million in revenue and delivers the single largest press sales, service and parts team in North America. GSNA serves all 50 states and Canada and also oversees a network of 20 printing equipment dealer-partners.
More than 30 print industry sales consultants offer sophisticated business analytics to support capital equipment decisions. Fifty-plus factory-trained technicians and parts professionals deliver real-time support from Ryobi’s engineering and technical team in Japan. GSNA’s six spare parts depots offer quick, often overnight delivery of parts across the United States and Canada.