Automated 6-Up Press adds 150% More Capacity

SOLON, OH– May 27, 2020 — A&B Printing is pleased to announce the addition of a full 6-UP RMGT (Ryobi MHI Graphic Technologies, LTD) five-color with coater offset press to help supplement their pressroom and allow for added capacity. The need for this new press was largely driven by much higher demand from A&B Printing’s customers around the U.S.

“A&B Printing produces most of our volume for other printers so our print quality has to be great,” comments Jim Sharp, President of A&B Printing. “Our customer’s demand is up and this press has allowed us to maximize our output in finishing as well.  Many of our regular customers have remarked on the great image quality we are producing on the RMGT 7 Series.”

“The RMGT 7 Series Press brings new capabilities to A&B Printing.”

A&B Printing operates from their extremely well kept 16,000 sq. ft. facility and they have made the Western part of Ohio home since the company was founded in 1988.  “Workers in our part of Ohio are bright, resourceful and very hard working”, stated Mark Bornhorst who leads A&B Printing’s manufacturing.  “Some of our staff have been with us for nearly 3 decades so we are a lot like family. The RMGT 7 Series Press joins our high-speed webs and several sheetfed offset presses. The RMGT 7 Series full 23.63” X 31” sheet size brings new capabilities to A&B Printing.”​

“Booklets make up a large percentage of our finished product,” continues Sharp. “This new press feeds our Horizon StitchLiner with three 4-pagers whereas our other press only produced two signatures.  The added capacity has come just in time since A&B Printing is in the midst of double digit growth over the past 3-4 years. We visited several RMGT customers with our Territory Manager from Graphco, Gary Greis, and the customers all raved about the quality, durability and productivity of their presses.  So far their comments have matched our experience.”

Over the past few years A&B Printing has been recognized by their international Print Management customers for their attention to quality, shipping deadlines and excellent value.   Distributors such as Proforma have also recognized A&B Printing as one of their “Best of the Best” suppliers.  “We are proud of the recognition that our customers have given us,” comments Sharp, “and we work hard every day to continue to be their number one supplier.”​ 

​Prior to acquiring A&B Printing in 2004 Jim Sharp’s career included over 30 years with the US Navy where he retired with the rank of Captain. The next phase of his career led him to running a very large manufacturing plant for a major bicycle company in Ohio.  “Many of the lessons I learned in both the Navy and making bikes come into how we operate here at A&B Printing today.  We are constantly looking for ways to improve our processes in both manufacturing and customer service so that we can keep the customers we have and gain new ones as well.” 

“As I look back on Graphco’s over 20 year relationship with A&B Printing I’m extremely proud of the fact that from Jim’s pressroom to bindery practically every investment he has made came through Graphco,” states Chris Manley, President of Graphco. “Both of our companies share a similar work ethic and it’s rewarding that our two companies have very much grown our businesses together.  We are proud of the company we keep.”


About A&B Printing
Located in Fort Loramie, Ohio, A&B Printing is proud to be a veteran-owned business.  From small to large runs and digital to offset jobs, A&B Printing offers a wide variety of equipment and presses to be able to provide quality work with quick turn times at a  competitive price.  A&B Printing:  great service, great print!

About Graphco
Graphco is the industry’s leading provider of offset, digital, and print finishing solutions. We proudly import the RMGT line of new offset printing presses featuring market-leading LED-UV curing technology, Smart Insta.Color automated make-ready, and our popular Packaging Edition presses. All RMGT presses offer best-in-class reliability and durability. The Graphco Technical Service Team stands behind every RMGT press and Graphco’s reputation for top-notch service is second to none. Since 1976, Graphco has thrived in an ever-changing market place by loyally adhering to our original model for success: Providing best-in-class print production equipment along with reliable and assured technical service. Learn more about Graphco at www.graphco.com

About RMGT North America 
RMGT (RYOBI HMI Graphic Technology Ltd.), a global leader in LED-UV sheetfed offset presses, is represented by a group of three authorized sales and service centers that serve commercial printers, offset packaging converters and in-plant printers in the United States. This network constitutes the single largest offset press sales and service team in North America. As innovators of the first LED-UV printing system for sheet-fed offset printing in 2008. RMGT continues to apply their technological expertise and creativity for constant innovation, providing the printing industry with meaningful products and services while building bonds of trust and respecting diverse values. Learn more about GSNA at www.ryobimhi.com

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