RYOBI MHI LED-UV Users Converge at Print UV 15
RYOBI MHI LED-UV Presses in the Spotlight
Cleveland, February, 4 2015 – RYOBI MHI and Graphco continue their Commit to Print theme through sponsorship of the Print UV 15 Conference and for the first time the RYOBI MHI LEDUV Users Group will meet to share ideas and learn more about the state-of-the-art in UV printing. Ryobi MHI has been the industry leader in LED-UV offset print production with over 165 press installations worldwide since the commercial introduction of LED-UV curing for offset printing at DRUPA 2008.
Developed by RYOBI MHI and Panasonic, our G-3 LED-UV curing technology offers enhanced capabilities, considerable cost considerations and profit enhancements for offset printers worldwide. “More Ryobi MHI LED-UV presses are running in shops than any other brand and we will be available to share these success stories with Print UV 15 attendees.” states Derek Gordon, Midwest Regional Manager of Graphco.
As the first and leading press manufacturer offering fully integrated LED-UV curing systems as a factory installed option RYOBI MHI is glad to see that other manufacturers are now following the trend. “As the other manufacturers jump on the LED-UV bandwagon, we feel that the acceptance of our very evolved technology will grow and grow,” remarks Gordon. “It’s good to see our message has become mainstream and with so many RYOBI MHI LED-UV presses going in throughout North America we are thrilled to be at Print UV again this year.”
“We are excited to see the RYOBI MHI LED-UV Users Group coming together at Print UV”, says Kozac Takata of RYOBI MHI. “Sharing our wealth of experience through so many installations worldwide will now be easier than ever and RYOBI MHI is here to support all of our customers in North America.”
More about RYOBI MHI LED-UV Technology
With RYOBI MHI LED-UV presses, the economics are compelling and well established. As a fully integrated factory option with extensive automation a single operator can produce highly complex jobs with minimum set up time. LED-UV curing saves 80% in energy costs versus conventional Hot-UV dryers, putting tens of thousands of dollars back in printer’s accounts annually. LED-UV lamps offer instant on technology and yield more than 15 times the lifespan of conventional UV lamps. Importantly, LED-UV lamps add practically no heat to the printed sheet, sharply reduce CO2 emissions, eliminate ozone, require no spray powder, and eliminate the need for ducting. And over a dozen major ink and coating manufacturers provide LED-UV inks and coatings, providing choice, availability of product and lower supply costs.
Ryobi 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. 2015 marks the second year for RYOBI MHI at Print UV being held March 1-3 at Encore Las Vegas. For more information on Print UV 15 see www.printuv.com.
RYOBI MHI Graphic Technology is among the world’s largest manufacturers of sheet-fed 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 RYOBI MHI released LED UV Curing for Print at DRUPA 2008 and we now offer the only G3 LED UV technology on the market. Headquartered outside of Hiroshima Japan, Ryobi MHI Graphic Technology 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 RYOBI MHI an indispensable brand for the printing industry.
Learn more about RYOBI MHI at www.ryobi-group.co.jp/graphic/english/
Graphco is the industry’s leading provider of offset, digital and print finishing solutions. Along with other GSNA members we proudly import the RYOBI MHI line of new offset printing presses featuring LED-UV curing technology, Insta-Color automated make-ready, our popular Packaging Edition presses and all RYOBI MHI presses offer best in class reliability and durability. These presses are only as good as the technical support team that stands with them 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.