Larger sheet size and now introducing the
ASAP System: Assisting your potential, maximizing your throughput

RMGT Launches New 8-UP+ Size 970 Series Offset Press

The new RMGT 9 of Al-size offset presses handles various print jobs with exceptionally high performance. Joining the proven 920 model with its extensive lineup, including convertible perfectors in up to ten colors, the 970 model is designed to accommodate an even wider range of jobs.  This model is capable of running sheet sizes up to a maximum of 940 mm in width with a 930 mm wide printing image area and has successfully adopted many of the sophisticated functions found in the flagship RMGT 10. The high-speed separator, automatic nip checking function,  and a host of other performance-enhancing features ensure that ​the RMGT 9 continues to deliver consistently high productivity.

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The release of the new ASAP system will allow RMGT customers to enjoy an entirely new level of automation and autonomous press operation in the 8 UP+ press format.

The ASAP System

Automated Smart Assist Printing increases press operating rates for continuous printing of short-run work

Smart Insta.Color technology has proven itself with fast makeready times for many years, and the release of the new ASAP system will allow RMGT customers to enjoy an entirely new level of automation and autonomous press operation in the 8 UP+ press format.

​With ASAP the pressman touches one button and the entire printing process—from ink and paper presetting, blanket and impression cleaning, and plate changing through verification of test printing, register adjustment, ink density adjustment, and full sheet inspection are all autonomously processed by the ASAP system without even pulling a sheet.


PQS-D+I Quality Inspection Function

​With PQS-D+I the CCD camera scans every sheet and sheets with defects such as hickeys, marking, water drops or blurred characters are automatically detected.  They are then sorted out using either an optional tape inserter or an optional dot matrix inkjet numbering approach.  Defects as small as .5 mm X .5 mm will be automatically detected and sorted out by the PQS-D I system.
Sheet Inspection








PQS-D+C Printing Density Tracking Function

​The PQS-D+C captures images of the color bar for comparison with the target density.  The ink keys are then automatically controlled using a closed loop approach to eliminate any difference in density, automatically achieving consistent printing density.  Any sheets that fall outside of the preset quality control range are then sorted out using either an optional tape inserter or an optional dot matrix inkjet numbering approach.

PQS-D+I Quality Inspection Function

Shorter make-ready time

Automatic plate changers equipped with a benderless plate clamp  

​The New RMGT 970 Offers three plate changing options:

  • SPC - Semi-Automatic Plate Changing System (Standard)
  • FPC - Fully Automatic Plate Changing System (Optional)
  • Smart FPC - Fully-Automatic  Simultaneous Plate Changing System (Optional)

All plate changing systems are equipped with a Benderless Plate Clamp that eliminates the plate bending process.


​PQS-D+R Automatic Register Adjustment Function

Using the PQS-D+R module captures images of the registration marks and registration is automatically adjusted to within industry tolerance.  The need to pull sheets is eliminated using the PQS-D system

8-UP+ size format

The new 8 UP+ RMGT 970 will now produce jobs like 9” X 12” booklets, and many other applications, ​on the same size sheet that a 40” press would run.

The New 8-UP+ Format

Since 2005 the RMGT 9 Series press has defined and developed the 8 UP market as a perfect bridge between small and expensive to run digital devices and 40” presses that seldom run a full-sized sheet in commercial applications like direct mail, 16-page signatures, and short-run packaging.

Straight from the paper house to the presses

The new 8 UP+ RMGT 970XL will now produce jobs like 9” X 12” booklets, and many other applications, on the same size sheet that a 40” press would run.

Single Pressman Operation with ASAP & Speed Productivity Boost

The ability to staff a highly automated RMGT 8-UP press with a single pressman was important for profitability and flexibility prior to March of 2020, but as the printing industry recovers from the economic results of COVID-19 reducing per shift staffing costs will bring greater viability to pressrooms who take the 9 Series approach to manufacturing.

Automatic monitoring of printing status and printing quality

Press Information Display* and Press Information Edge* for checking press operation status at the delivery section

A 55-inch large screen display for the operation stand allows easy monitoring of printing quality and operating status. Real-time viewing of sheet transfer by press-mounted video cameras is available on the live-view monitor at the press operation stand.

The information display features a monitoring function to show image data, job progress, print density measurement results, and the operating conditions of safety devices.

* Optional


Density Measurement monitor & Live view Monitors

New Streamlined User Interface

Feeder and delivery section touchscreen panels 

Various feeder section operations, settings and checks can be performed via a touchscreen panel, including starting a print run, the counter settings, feeder air presetting*, and feed timing checker. Delivery section settings such as adjustment of the back guide and side guide as well as adjustment of the delivery fan volume are also performed via a touchscreen panel, greatly simplifying delivery section tasks. Both operation panels are equipped with error description displays and other monitoring functions to assist the press operator



Delivery fan volume adjustment screen

Automatically Registered Printing Queue

Higher operating rate for consecutive printing of short-run jobs

​Digital Workflow

A digital workflow can be established to integrate the entire press room, prepress, and other internal sections. With the IPC and PPC servers as an interface, you can not only implement MIS, CIP4 and JDF, but also easily connect to other management systems and prepress processes you have established separately.

Press Information Cloud Edge*

All press operation data (Press operating rate, load rate, etc.) can be visualized and confirmed remotely
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MIS connection software {CIP4-JDF)* 
MIS connection software connects a CIP4-JDF compatible MIS (Management Information System) and PCS-G printing control system for real-time printing process management.

Print Job Manager* 
The optional Print Job Manager press operation control system connects compatible presses via a network to manage the production schedule and transmit printing job data. It also collects data on press operating status in real time and automatically generates production analysis data.

PPC Server (PPC Server III)* 
This server converts image area ratio data generated by CIP3/CIP4-PPF and CIP4-JDF­enabled prepress systems and provides data on ink key opening volume.

LED-UV Curing System*
Improves Productivity with
​High Environmental Performance 

RMGT is the first press manufacturer worldwide to put LED-UV curing systems into commercial production for sheet-fed offset printing. RMGT continues to lead the industry in this area by improving and developing  the curing system, which features outstanding environmental performance.

Features of LED-UV curing system

Low power consumption 
Power consumption of the LED-UV curing system is only 10 percent* of that of conventional UV lamp system. In addition, the instant on and off of LED-UV lighting eliminates the need for substantial standby power.
*In the case of the 920 model
Long-life light source 
A conventional UV lamp system's light source lasts approximately 1,000 to 3,000 hours*, but the LED-UV curing system's light source has a long life of approximately 15,000 hours. Moreover, a conventional UV lamp system remains lit in standby mode during makeready work, shortening its life, while the LED-UV curing system remains completely off so light source life is unaffected.
* Life cycle of the UV lamp depends on such conditions as on and off frequency.
Ozone-less and low heat generation
The LED-UV operates within a UV wavelength where no ozone is generated, eliminating the ozone odor peculiar to UV printing.
The minimal heat generated during curing reduces thermal impact on the printed sheets and eliminates the need for exhaust ducting.

Varnish and special substrates for high-value-added printing*

The growing popularity of the LED-UV curing system has led to a wider selection of inks, varnishes and substrates. An array of high-value-added printing services can be offered by combining special colors such as gold and silver, various varnish coating surface treatments, and printing on special substrates.

* Drying performance may vary depending on printing conditions such as paper, ink , ​varnish, drying unit and printing speed and etc.


RMGT 970 ST-4 Straight Press


RMGT 970PF-8
​Convertible Perfector


RMGT 970ST-5 Straight Press
​(with varnish coating unit)