xpedx Introduces Ryobi 10-Color Press
CHICAGO--October 20, 2008--xpedx, North America's largest distributor of printing supplies and equipment, is expanding its drive to provide U.S. print professionals with cost-effective, world-class printing technology.
At Graph Expo 2008 in Chicago, the company showcases the North American debut of the RYOBI 7510P, a fully automated six-up, 10-color, 23"x31" perfector press with UV coating and UV interdeck dryers. The press is the newest in the high-performance RYOBI 750 series and will be demonstrated in a live production environment.
xpedx will also provide fresh details on Ryobi's new 40-inch offset press, the RYOBI 1050, as well as its energy-saving LED-UV curing system and its new inline UV casting and foiling technology.
Ryobi Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of large, mid-size and small offset presses. xpedx is the exclusive marketer and distributor of Ryobi presses in the U.S. and, in January 2009, is opening the xpedx Technology Center in Cincinnati, a new print demonstration and sales center showcasing state-of-the-art pre-press, press and post-press equipment.
The new RYOBI 7510P enables printers to do traditional 4 over 4 and 5 over 5 work, plus chemical embossed printing, MetalFX printing and specialty stock printing--all on the same machine. It has a fully JDF-compliant workflow for CIP4 production environments.
The 7510 features a three-drum perfecting device with a double-diameter transfer drum for convertible perfecting that allows for virtually mark-free printing at high speeds--and on a wide variety of substrates. This double-double-single design, combined with Ryobi's UV technology, increases one-pass throughput.
The press is able to double printers' 4- and 5-color productivity, simplify job handling and save floor space. Maximum speed is 15,000 sheets per hour.
"The combination of consistent print quality and world-class technology is the key advantage of Ryobi presses," says John Torrey, vice president and general manager of xpedx Printing Technologies. He noted that Ryobi's six-up presses are one-and-a-half times more productive than competitors' four-up presses.