New Commercial Printing Startup Nino Press in Silicon Valley Installs RYOBI MHI 925 Sheetfed Press
SANTA CLARA, CA—September 18, 2014—It takes bold confidence in future of print to invest more than $3 million in a new printing company startup.
But that’s exactly what 25-year veteran printing company owner Mike Mahmoudi did when he opened Nino Press in the heart of Silicon Valley in 2013. The business serves some of the biggest names in global technology along with fellow commercial printers—differentiating on job turnaround speed, dependability and print quality.
When it came time to decide on a flagship offset press for his new company, Mahmoudi, a trained electrical engineer, scrutinized all options from Japanese and German manufacturers. He choose a five-color, 8-up RYOBI MHI 925 offset press with aqueous coater late last year that, today, runs nearly full-out over two shifts, six days a week. The other presses, he said, just couldn’t compete in head-to-head comparisons.
Mahmoudi said selecting RYOBI MHI was among the best business decisions for Nino Press, which specializes in high-quality books along with the full gamut of commercial and high-margin specialty print.
"Our RYOBI MHI press can produce 98 percent of the jobs we would do on a 40" press—for a whole lot less money," said Mahmoudi, who established a network of successful printing companies in western Massachusetts before doing the same in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1996. "It delivered the strongest technological package at the best acquisition price and lowest total cost-to-print."
The 16,200-sph press was sold by Kian Hemmen of Print & Finishing Solutions (PFS), Placentia, CA, and is fully serviced by PFS, which covers the Western U.S. for RYOBI MHI’s distribution group, Graphic Systems North America. PFS is a GSNA co-founder and partner. GSNA and RYOBI MHI are exhibiting at GRAPH EXPO 2014, Sept. 28-Oct. 1, Booth 4404, McCormick Place, Chicago, and a RYOBI MHI 925 with built-in LED-UV instant cure will be demonstrated.