Continuing its drive to help printers increase profitability of offset printing, Ryobi introduced the new RYOBI 928 perfector press with Panasonic LED-UV cure technology. The new press simultaneously changes plates, cutting makereadies to as little as eight minutes and instantly dries print. It also dramatically reduces power consumption and chemical use.
The new cost-saving press debuted to standing-room-only crowds of commercial printers at the Japan Graphic Arts Show in Tokyo, which concluded Saturday, Oct. 5.
Graphic Systems North America, the recently appointed supplier of Ryobi printing presses in the U.S. and Canada, said any commercial printer considering an investment in an offset press should learn about the new RYOBI 928P with LED-UV and the entire RYOBI 920 flagship series of 16,000 sph presses.
GSNA will be discussing the new press and the full Ryobi lineup at the opening of its new showroom in metro Atlanta Oct. 28-29.
“Think about it: world-class print quality, mere minutes of makeready and instant drying in 8-color, 8-up, 16-page signature print—all at the cost of a traditional 6-color, 40-inch press with coater,” said Chris Manley, a co-founder of GSNA and owner of Graphco, Cleveland. “It’s no overstatement. Ryobi is restructuring the economics of offset printing today.”
The 920 series cuts cost of consumables by 25%, cuts energy draw by 35%, and requires 35% less floor space than a standard 8-up press, noted Wes McCallum, a co-founder of GSNA and vice president of Canadian Printing Equipment in Winnipeg. “Combine that with highly competitive pricing, plus extreme reliability that assures continuous uptime, and you get the lowest total cost of ownership of any press on the market today,” he said.
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 support from 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. Its new showroom in metro Atlanta offers printers live demonstrations and on-site testing of the newest Ryobi technology, including the 5-color RYOBI 925 press with LED-UV. GSNA offers the full Ryobi line with an emphasis on the RYOBI 920, 6-up RYOBI 750 and the economy 6-up RYOBI 760 series.