Paducah Printing Adds First RMGT 9 Series LED-UV Press in Kentucky
MARIETTA, Ga. — August 3, 2016 — Paducah Printing, a 139-year-old firm headquartered in Western Kentucky, has installed a new RMGT 9 Series press manufactured in Japan by RYOBI MHI Graphic Technology Ltd. (RMGT). The RMGT 9 Series handles eight-up printing and replaces a four-up Komori offset press. The new press features a maximum printing speed of 16,200 sheets per hour, RMGT’s Insta.Color make-ready automation, varnish coating capability for added value, and outstanding LED-UV print quality to meet their customers high demands. The LED-UV curing system drastically shrinks job production times by instantly drying sheets after printing so they can quickly move to the bindery for finishing.
Since adding the 24x36" sheetfed press this past February, Paducah Printing’s president Bruce Shulman reports that his firm is attracting new publication business. "It simply is more economical to produce some of this work on 16-page signatures as opposed to the eight-page signature limits of our previous half-size press," says Shulman, whose father, Charles, purchased Paducah Printing in 1963.
Additionally, Shulman notes that the 9 Series LED-UV curing capabilities allow Paducah to print on synthetic substrates that formerly required a special coating or that, in some cases, were not possible at all with a press using conventional inks. "Our new RMGT press is equipped with a full package of automation features so our sheet spoilage and make ready times are kept at a very economical minimum," Shulman adds.
"We chose the LED-UV ink and coating curing system, which is energy and environmentally conscious, compared to standard ink systems that need infrared lamps, hot air knives, offset spray and an exhaust system," he explains. "Paducah Printing was an IDEAlliance G7-certified printer prior to the installation six months ago, and the curves necessary to achieve G7 compliance during installation only took two hours."
About Paducah Printing
Situated across the Ohio River from Southern Illinois, Paducah Printing has been serving the Midwest region with printed communication products dating back to 1877. Together with its affiliates, Horizon Media Group and Mailit Xpress, Paducah offers a complete range of products and services under one large roof. Horizon Media Group creates stunning photography, graphic design tailored to the media required, website development and support, and even television ad video. Mailit Xpress offers full addressing and mail prep services, invoicing and statement imaging and processing, and product or information fulfillment.
About Graphic Systems North America (GSNA)
GSNA delivers exclusive access to the RMGT line of offset presses for commercial, packaging and in-plant printers in the U.S. and Canada. It also provides immediate technical support and parts fulfillment. Formed in July 2013 with co-headquarters in four U.S. states and in Canada, the GSNA group has more than $60 million in revenue and constitutes the single largest offset press sales and service team in North America.
Source: Graphic Systems North America.