xpedx Spotlights Ryobi 920 Multicolor Press in Marketing Campaign
Getting up to register is easy and quick, minimizing production downtime and costly paper waste. The 920 accommodates super-thin to heavy board substrates.
“Printers looking to grow their production to highest quality 16-page signature work and gang runs as efficiently as possible should give serious attention to the Ryobi 920,” said Coggswell. “Printers looking to modernize older 40-inch equipment should do the same because the total cost per printed sheet and total cost of ownership is significantly lower.”
He said the 36” format of the Ryobi 920 series presses—optimal for printing on 24x36˝ sheets of paper—gives printers clear advantages over 40" platforms in a surprisingly large share of the full-size jobs that printers are doing. xpedx recently surveyed printers producing eight-up jobs, and reported that as much as 70% of that volume, including jobs with full bleeds and color bars, could be produced on a 24x36˝ sheet. The Ryobi 920 is 36.22 x25.20˝.
Because of its compact size and total automation, the 920 can be crewed by one operator, enabling printing companies to more flexibly deploy personnel. Floor space requirement is 40% less than a typical full-size press, making it ideal for space constrained print production environments.
When Coggswell calls the Ryobi 920 “the largest half-size, eight-up press in existence,” he’s referring not just to the fact that its investment cost is comparable to that of a half-size press. He’s also citing its ability to do what 40" presses do—but on a sheet of paper that comes at a significant discount.
Coggswell acknowledges that for many printers a 36” press may seem unconventional, but says they quickly see size as a competitive advantage once they see the total value, productivity and print quality of the 920. He also noted that every printer who buys a Ryobi press gets access to the full range of business and technical support from xpedx locations in the U.S. and Canada.