RYOBI MHI Graphic Technology to Feature LED-UV Curing at Print UV Conference
MARIETTA, Ga.—February 1, 2016—Graphic Systems North America (GSNA), the Authorized Distributor for RMGT (RYOBI MHI Graphic Technology Ltd.) sheetfed offset presses in North America, announced that it will repeat as a Platinum Sponsor the ninth Annual Print UV Conference, March 16-18, 2016, in Las Vegas. The conference features technology tracks and roundtable discussions featuring the best UV printers and UV suppliers as they uncover new ideas and growth opportunities that UV printing enables.
"Our customers are leveraging LED-UV printing technologies and growing their business in so many different ways. In addition to traditional benefits, we are seeing customers use creative coatings and printing on unique substrates such as PVC, synthetic paper, and styrene," stated Chris Manley, president of Graphco, the Midwest Distributor for RMGT. "RMGT was the first press manufacturer to offer fully integrated LED-UV curing systems as a factory installed option for sheetfed offset presses. We look forward to hearing our customers share their success stories and add our voice to the innovative dialogue around UV printing during the upcoming Print UV Conference."
What is LED-UV Curing Technology?
UV printing allows printed sheets to be quick-cured by UV light immediately after printing, offering distinct advantages such as shorter lead time, powder-less printing, and printing on unique substrates. In 2008, RMGT became the first sheetfed offset press manufacturer to commercially develop a next-generation, energy-saving, environmental-friendly LED-UV printing system. RMGT and Panasonic’s LED-UV technology was awarded Japan’s "Nippon Brand Prize" at the 39th Machine Design Award competition in 2009. It was also named a top new press technology at the 2013 Canadian Printing Awards.
Winning high praise among RMGT customers, the system continues to evolve. New versions of the LED-UV printing system have been added to enable varnish coating, greatly expanding the range of value-added printing and providing powerful support for customers. Since LED technology is used to cure UV inks, RMGT systems have a 15 times longer life span, consume 70 to 80 percent less electricity, and generate much less heat than a conventional lamp system, delivering an ROI in energy efficiency along with a greatly reduced environmental impact.
About RMGT (RYOBI MHI Graphic Technology)
RMGT is among the world’s largest manufacturers of sheetfed offset printing presses and the world leader in LED-UV technology with over 165 placements worldwide. Our high-speed, fully-automated presses are respected worldwide for unsurpassed print quality, low total cost of ownership, extreme ease of operation, and unmatched reliability. In partnership with Panasonic, RMGT released LED-UV Curing for Print at dupe 2008 and we now offer the only G3 LED-UV technology on the market.
Headquartered outside of Hiroshima Japan, RMGT is a joint venture company bringing together the best technology and manufacturing expertise of Ryobi Limited and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The enhanced product lineup and strengthened manufacturing prowess makes RMGT an indispensable brand for the printing industry.
Source: GSNA and RMGT.