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U.S. and Canadian Printers Invited to Ryobi Open House

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Press release from the issuing company

Spotlight on new, cost-saving Ryobi 8-up press with LED-UV instant cure technology

MARIETTA, GA - Print company owners and managers can see live demos on a new five-color, 8-up RYOBI 925 press with the latest in LED-UV instant cure technology at the Graphic Systems North America open house here Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 28-29.

Printers from throughout North America are invited to attend the Ryobi open house, sponsored by Graphic Systems North America, the exclusive supplier of Ryobi press technology in the U.S. and Canada.

Printers can visit as their schedules permit.  Live press demonstrations, LED-UV technology exhibits, and ROI analytics of Ryobi equipment will be presented throughout the day Monday, Oct. 28, and Tuesday, Oct. 29, starting at 9 a.m.  Refreshments and food will be served at the complimentary event, held at Paper Handling Solutions in Marietta, GA.

To RSVP, please call PHS at 770-955-3770.

Ryobi Ltd. corporate officer Hideki Domoto, who serves as general manager of Ryobi Graphic Systems, will be on hand along with other Ryobi managers and engineers from Japan. GSNA group management and representatives will also attend.

A five-color RYOBI 925 with the newest LED-UV drying technology from Panasonic will be shown at the open house.  Printers can learn about the profit advantages of the breakthrough 8-up press and all other solutions available from Ryobi and GSNA. A short video of the press can be seen here.

“Printers today need the best quality and the deepest value in new print technology,” explained Don Barbour, co-founder of Graphic Systems North America and owner of Paper Handling Solutions in Marietta, GA. “They also need new ways to significantly cut production costs and speed job throughput.”

“This open house is an important event for any U.S. or Canadian commercial, packaging and in-plant printer considering new equipment,” Barbour said. “They can see live demos, print test a new state-of-the-art 8-up press, and learn first-hand how LED-UV instant cure can dramatically speed delivery of print to customers.”

GSNA officials said reduced power requirements from a RYOBI 920 series press equipped with LED-UV curing can generate $25,000 to $50,000 in annual savings versus a six-color, 40-inch press equipped with traditional dryers.

In addition, the 920 series press cuts the cost of consumables including plates and blankets by 30% and requires 35% less floor space than a competitive 8-up press.

Add to that highly competitive equipment pricing—plus extreme reliability that assures continuous uptime—and printers can get the lowest total cost of ownership of any 8-up press on the market today, GSNA said.

Panasonic’s new LED-UV drying system instantly dries the print, enabling quick delivery to the bindery and customer.  It draws 75% less power than conventional lamps, requires no powder spray or ductwork, and substantially cuts VOC emissions.  Highly compact, energy efficient chillers and lamp controllers further reduce footprint requirements.

GSNA’s top mission: high-ROI equipment, unmatched technical support

Graphic Systems North America is the largest independent source of printing equipment, technical service and parts in North America.  It delivers exclusive access to Ryobi’s full line of offset and digital presses to commercial, packaging and in-plant printers, together with immediate support and parts fulfillment.

Formed in 2013 with co-headquarters in four U.S. states and two Canadian provinces, the GSNA group has more than $60 million in revenue and the single largest press sales, service and parts team in North America.  GSNA serves all 50 states and all of Canada.

More than 30 print industry sales consultants offer sophisticated business analytics to support capital equipment decisions. Fifty-plus factory-trained technicians and parts professionals deliver real-time service to printers—along with rapid access to Ryobi’s engineering and technical team in Japan.  Six separate spare parts depots across three North American time zones are closely aligned to ensure printers have quick, often overnight access to parts.

GSNA also oversees a network of 20 printing equipment dealer-partners in North America.  GSNA offers the full Ryobi Graphic Systems product line with an emphasis on the 8-up RYOBI 920, 6-up RYOBI 750 and the economy 6-up RYOBI 760 series presses.  The RYOBI 920 and 750 series presses are available in up to 10 colors with perfectors, inline casting-and-foiling systems and LED-UV dryers.

The GSNA-Ryobi open house will be held at 2150 New Market Parkway, Suite 108, Marietta, Georgia.  For more information on GSNA, visit www.ryobi-group.com.


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