Wisconsin’s Baer Printing Acquires Ryobi 754 Perfector
“The big paper and printing companies remain among the toughest customers for local printers because they are very demanding on quality and service,” Baer explains. “They can afford to be extremely choosy about their printing suppliers and do not settle for anything short of excellence.”
Business grew steadily, first with AB Dick presses, then into Ryobi presses, including the 3302, 524, 582. The company has also used Heidelberg, Komori and Shinohara presses.
The late 1990s posed challenges for Baer, as it did for nearly every full service commercial printer in the U.S. But he said providing the full range of printing with modern press technology, together with targeting new markets, is essential to competitive fitness and business growth today.
His new Ryobi 754, he says, is the foundation of the company’s future: excellent print quality, quick makereadies, easy for one pressman to operate. He said Ryobi presses generally need very few service calls or repairs if routine maintenance is regularly performed.
Any printer in the U.S. that buys a RYOBI press gets access to the full range of business and technical support from the company, through the xpedx Technology Center in Cincinnati and the parts center in Memphis.
About the RYOBI 750 and 780 series presses
The 23x31" RYOBI 780 series press comes in four- and five-color models while the 23x29" RYOBI 750 series press is available in four- to 10-colors. Both offer perfectors, UV coaters, CIP4-JDF compliant MIS systems, spectrophotometry, automatic plate changers, auto-cleaning devices and more. Printing is up to 15,500 sheets per hour and the presses can accommodate thin to specialty board stocks.
xpedx is the exclusive marketer and distributor for Ryobi Graphic Systems multicolor offset printing presses, including the 2-up RYOBI 520, 6-up RYOBI 750 and 780 series presses and the 8-up RYOBI 920 series press. Ryobi also offers the RYOBI 3300 series 11”x17” presses in 2 and 4 colors.