Five new printers add RMGT presses from Graphco after PRINTING United Expo in Atlanta, including Inland Press, GIA Publishing, K&M Printing, Southern Company, Quick Reliable Printing, investing in 8-UP+ 970, 8-UP+ 920, 6-UP+ 790, 6-UP+ 760 series presses

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SOLON, Ohio , December 18, 2023 (press release) –

Graphco, distributor of the leading 8-UP sheetfed press in North America, announces a very successful PRINTING United Expo by announcing five new printers who have invested in RMGT presses. Reconfirming the strength of the sheetfed offset press market, these investments represent 26 press units that have gone under contract, were announced, or in the case of Inland Press have been installed since the PRINTING United Expo held in Atlanta in October.

Emphasizing RMGT’s industry-widest model offering, these new press sales come from every segment of the RMGT product line, including the flagship 8-UP+ 970 Series, the extremely popular 8-UP 920 Series, the 6-UP+ 790 Series, and the space-efficient 6-UP+ 760 Series press.  In each case these customers have moved to RMGT from other (mostly German) brands, which continues this market-share shift in the RMGT direction.  Also following a sea change trend, each of these presses are equipped with the LED curing technology that was invented for the sheetfed world by Ryobi Graphic Systems back 2008.

 

Inland Press

Within two weeks after the North American debut of the new 8-UP+ size RMGT 970 Long Perfector press at PRINTING United, Graphco is proud to announce that Inland Press began full commercial production on their new press just before Thanksgiving.  The Flagship RMGT 970PF-8+LED+ASAP was the only sheetfed offset press running live at PRINTING United, and this press also represents North America’s first RMGT Long Perfector to be equipped with the ASAP system which allows for autonomous operation. ASAP is highlighted here:  https://rmgt970.com/   Inland Press, Michigan’s largest unionized commercial printing company, is thrilled to bring this new level of print quality, speed to market and throughput capacity to their health care, automotive, non-profit, and general commercial markets. And as one of the nation’s most progressive campaign/election printers, the full advantages of ASAP on a Long Perfector will allow for unheard of turnaround times during their intense political seasons.

GIA Publishing

Founded in 1941, GIA Publications, Inc. a family-owned company based in Chicago, IL, is the largest provider of printed sheet music in the United States. Esteemed choral publisher Walton Music became part of GIA in 2013, and both World Library Publications (WLP) and Meredith Music joined the GIA family in 2020. Realizing a long-term goal of upgrading their efficiency, GIA Publishing will replace a German brand 28 x 40” press with a new 8-UP+ four-color RMGT 970 perfector with LED curing.  The beauty of the new 8-UP+ 970 is that the super-efficient 25” x 38” sheet size encompasses 95% of the work GIA did on their 40” machine, but their cost of manufacturing will be substantially lower with the new RMGT 970.  And with LED the new press will produce 16-page signatures at 15,000 SPH, which compares with running 30,000 SPH on a single-side 40” press.

 

K&M Printing

K&M Printing, a family-owned commercial printer located in Chicago’s northwest suburb of Schaumburg, IL will upgrade two aging German presses with a new 5-color RMGT 790 offset press with in-line coater and the ASAP system. This ultra-high specification press will come with two different UV curing technologies, LED-UV and ECO-UV, both provided by Benford UV. This combo of curing options will allow K&M to offer numerous materials and finishes, unique textures, coatings, and metallic accents to their extremely select customer base. In addition, the pressroom upgrade is enhanced by RMGT’s Automated Smart Assist Printing (ASAP) bringing a new level of automation to their operations.  RMGT’s ASAP system just goes, and goes, and goes, rather than pushing to stop.

 

Southern Company

The Southern Company, based in Atlanta, GA, supports 9 million customers and businesses nationwide with electric utilities in three states and natural gas distribution utilities in four states. This industry leading company also provides wholesale energy, customized distributed energy solutions, fiber optics and wireless communications across the country. As part of upgrading their in-plant offset printing operations Southern Company / Alabama Power replaced their existing German press with an extremely compact four-color RMGT 760 sheetfed offset press with LED from Benford UV.  Delivering in early 2024, this new press will save 25% in floor space while now producing a 6-UP+ sheet size of 31”x 23.75” versus the 4-UP sheet size offered on their current press.

 

Quick Reliable Printing

Celebrating over 40-years in business, Quick Reliable Printing (QRP), founded in 1979, is a commercial printing company based in Midland, Michigan. Replacing their legacy Sakurai press, QRP upgrades to an 8-UP, four-color RMGT 920 sheetfed offset press with LED curing from Benford UV. This investment in LED technology continues the mission of QRP to support renewable and sustainable environmental choices in print.  Adding the 8-UP sheet size to QRP’s already impressive capabilities, will bring tremendous benefits the 2020 Midland Michigan "Small Business of the Year" award recipient.

 

Recap  

“Investment in productivity and sustainability are common themes we are seeing with commercial printers, packaging printers, and in-plant operations throughout our RMGT area.  As these companies refresh their aging offset pressroom equipment with state-of-the-art RMGT presses, each of them will enjoy The Unfair Advantage of working with the most responsive, most seasoned, and best training Technical Service Group in the business,” states Chris Manley, President, Graphco. “As we celebrate 10 years as the exclusive distributor of RMGT 9, 7, 5 and 3 Series presses in the Midwest & Southeastern US, we are proud of the growing list of printers who have made the switch and joined the RMGT/Graphco family."

 

About Graphco

Graphco is the industry’s leading provider of offset, digital, and print finishing solutions. We proudly represent the finest brands of equipment including RMGT (Ryobi MHI Graphic Technology), Benford LED-UV, Konica Minolta, Standard Horizon, CRON-ECRM, Graphic Whizard, Petratto, Spiel Associates/Sterling, MBM, and many more. These brands are only as good as the technical support team that stands behind them and Graphco’s reputation for top-notch service is second to none. Since 1976, Graphco has thrived in an ever-changing marketplace by loyally adhering to the firm’s 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, 800-458-2769.

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