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Metzgers Printing + Mailing Adds 10-Color

Monday, March 02, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

New 9210P LED-UV Joins All RYOBI MHI Pressroom 

Cleveland – Toledo-based Metzgers Printing + Mailing has announced their investment in a new RYOBI MHI 9210P 5/5 long perfector with in-line coater.  The new press features the latest G3 LED-UV curing technology, Smart Insta.Color make-ready automation, and the smallest carbon footprint of any press in its class.  “We are thrilled to offer the highest print quality, special effects printing, and faster turnaround to our customers throughout the Midwest,” says Tom Metzger, Chairman and CEO of Metzgers.  “This strategic move fits directly into our plans for continued growth.  Adding single-pass printing to our pressroom has been under evaluation for several years and the RYOBI MHI 9210P is the perfect fit.”

Strong organic growth through the first half of the decade has set Metzgers apart.  Their consistent investment in staff development and aggressive sales promotion, as well as the right major capital investments, have been the formula for success since their foundation in 1976.  “Staying ahead of the technology curve keeps us valuable and relevant in the educational, health care, and building products segment, and with our Fortune 500 customers as well,” said Tom Metzger.  “Our decision-making process is 100% customer-focused and this move will open many doors in the high quality label, packaging, and plastics markets throughout the Midwest.”  This customer-centric approach led Metzgers to develop some of the industry’s earliest web-to-print storefronts, as well as a major move into wide-format and display printing, so investing in proven technology like LED-UV curing and a fully-automated RYOBI MHI long perfector fits their innovation model perfectly.

Metzgers Printing + Mailing constantly evaluates the latest technology and following a visit to the RYOBI MHI Commit to Print booth at Graph Expo, their management team worked closely with Allison Foerster, Graphco Territory Manager, to determine if the RYOBI MHI 920 series long perfector offered the added capacity and specialty print capabilities to support Metzgers’ growth projections.  “Using a comprehensive set of business analytics Graphco has developed, we were able to drill down into their own production data to look for trends and synergy in the pressroom.  The 5 over 5 with coater configuration became the clear direction,” according to Foerster.  This collaborative approach was natural since Metzgers and Graphco have a nearly twenty-year business relationship and the RYOBI MHI presses on Metzgers’ floor have been excellent producers since they were introduced.

The Metzgers Green Printing Initiative recognizes that good stewardship of planet Earth takes more than reducing, reusing, and recycling. In 2010, Metzgers installed over 10,000 square feet of solar panels to their rooftop and they now generate over 13% of their annual electricity themselves, with no carbon emissions.  The RYOBI MHI G3 LED-UV curing technology continues that environmental move since Metzgers will reduce their electrical usage by nearly 60% and LED-UV inks don’t emit VOCs.  “While productivity and print quality were the most decisive factors in our decision, staying with our Green Printing Initiative was extremely important as well.  You can’t beat LED-UV for low emissions printing,” says Tom Metzger. 


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