LANDISVILLE, PA – July 28, 2022
RMGT, manufacturer of the leading 8-up sheetfed offset press in North America, announces the installation of the 4-color RMGT 9 Series offset press with LED-UV curing technology at DavCo Advertising. This multi-generation, family-owned business was founded in 1974 by David Esh, then a veteran salesman of promotional products who had a side interest in printing. DavCo Advertising has expanded the legacy of promotional products to include apparel and a commercial print and mailing fulfillment operation that occupies a 60,000 square feet production facility in Kinzers, PA.
“We were very fortunate to see our business grow during the most recent pandemic,” states Don Esh, Vice President, DavCo Advertising. “As some of our national clients increased their print volumes, we needed to add another 8-up press to keep up with demand. We found a trend building for high end work on uncoated stocks. So it became apparent to us that we needed to move to the more efficient LED-UV curing. Since we could get 8-up production without having to invest in a 40-inch press, the RMGT 9 Series press with LED-UV curing was a perfect solution for us.”
Adding LED-UV curing to this RMGT 9 Series press has allowed DavCo to gain efficiencies that contribute to their bottom line. Since UV inks cure instantly by LED lamps in the press, not only do they find a savings in electricity, but jobs can move immediately into finishing. Once the printed sheet moves into post-press, the absence of powder in the pressroom has additional benefits.
"We have had Ryobi presses for over 30 years… it was only logical for us to continue with RMGT and with G.E. Richards,"
“LED-UV curing allows us to eliminate the use of powder in the pressroom,” states Esh. “We find that our finishing equipment runs much more efficiently. In addition, we often print shells using our RMGT 9 Series press and then run the cut sheets through our digital press production for variable data printing or addressing for mailing. Without powder buildup on the rollers, these digital presses run much more effectively.”
“We have had Ryobi presses for over 30 years,” observes Merle Esh, VP Sales and Marketing, DavCo Advertising. “When we expanded our commercial print operations in 2014 and then again this year, it was only logical for us to continue with RMGT and with G.E. Richards, who have provided stellar sales and service support over these many decades.”
“We were especially pleased to have DavCo host a stop on the RMGT 2022 “Commit to Print World Tour”, states Jeff Wagner, President, G.E. Richards, Eastern US Distributor for RMGT. “Beyond the fact that this is the second RMGT 9 Series press purchased in the last seven years by DavCo, our organizations share a kinship of being family owned and operated businesses in central Pennsylvania. Our mutual success is something we are very proud of.”