Montral, Quebec – Laser Reproduction and it’s subsidiary Welter Studio, the only full-size and full-service printing company based in downtown Toronto, Ontario, just installed a NEW RMGT 9 Series sheetfed offset press. This new system will not only complement their existing 6 color 40” press but replaces their 12 year old RMGT7 series press. Manufactured by RYOBI MHI Graphic Technology and purchased through Canadian distributor KBR Graphics, the new press is equipped with automatic plate changing, smart make-ready technology and LED-UV instant curing.
The RMGT 9 series press has proven to be a popular investment choice having, in recent years, close to sixty North American installations. Laser Reproductions is the first printer in Canada to install the larger sized configuration, the RMGT 940, which is capable for running 25x37” sheets.
“Our previous RMGT press was certainly great. In the 12 years that we ran the press, we only placed a handful service calls. It was the obvious choice for us to re-invest in RMGT for our new acquisition” said Andy Wong, president of Laser Reproductions “We added some great new features that will increase our productivity and will provide added-value to our outputs”. The compact press footprint was also major factor in making his decision. “As a downtown Toronto printer real estate is at a premium and the ability to have an 8-up press in virtually the same space as my older 29-inch allowed me to maintain the same production area” adds Mr. Wong.
The RMGT 9 series press offers key cost advantages for today’s price competitive printing market when handling a wide range of printing jobs, from A1 posters to 8-up printing of 8.5x11 inch. It offers the ideal solution for 8-up, 16-Page signatures on a single sheet with exceptional cost performance.
Mr. Wong stated that “We faced the overwhelming challenge to be competitive while remaining profitable, especially when printing small lots in short delivery times. The RMGT 9 six-color press that we installed allows us to offer competitive priced high-quality jobs in shorter delays.”
Laser Reproductions has a history of implementing leading edge technologies. They were the first in Canada to install the multi-substrate MGI 8700 XL digital press and were very early adaptors of finishing-automation by investing in automated bindery equipment from Standard/Horizon in 2006. Their high-end clients have elevated expectations, and with new RMGT press’ smart make-ready technology and automation, they will add to their printing capabilities and offer their clients even more services such as printing on plastics and metalized paper, the ability to print white and inline spot varnish capabilities.
LED-UV technology has greatly increased Laser Reproductions’ print quality. It instantly cures ink on the paper even at high speed and ink is not absorbed, thus producing a sharper image with exceptional ink vibrancy especially on uncoated stocks. LED-UV also provides a much quicker turnaround time, due to instant drying of the ink; there’s no waiting time between running a second pass or moving a job to the bindery. LED-UV ink curing also provides a cleaner and safer workplace with its ability to print without heat, odor or powder spray and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) “The instant drying of cold cure LED-UV technology allows for immediate backing up of jobs with no need to rack or worry about set-off issues” adds Mr. Wong.
KBR Graphics is the exclusive Canadian distributor of RMGT presses and the leading Canadian provider of print and print-finishing solutions. “We have worked in partnership with Mr. Wong for over a decade on several projects and we are confident that their new press is going to more than live up to the expectations.” Said Steve Klaric, Sales Manager at KBR Graphics.