IANT Japanese offset press maker RMGT says its drupa 2016 sales results offer an endorsement that offset print remains a vital part of today’s print marketplace.

David Taylor, general manager of RMGT supplier Cyber New Zealand, says, “The drupa results demonstrate how offset print remains an essential factor in print profitability globally.”

RMGT says at drupa, it focused on real world solutions that improve customer’s profitability today and into the future. For example, the RMGT 10 Series six-colour with coater press, targeting the growing packaging sector, highlighted numerous productivity enhancements geared toward faster makeready, higher quality, and greater throughput.

The RMGT 9 Series long-perfector showed full automation, PQS on-board quality control, and single pass production, which RMGT says brings a profitable short-run offset alternative to printers also considering larger format digital.

Kozac Takata, manager of international sales and marketing for RMGT, says, “As expected, the digital RMGT DP7 drew great interest but it was the complete line-up of high specification offset presses from RMGT that drew customer’s sales orders. A number of our customers also considered larger format digital presses. However, after seeing the speed and quality of our 9 Series long-perfector, they decided to move forward with a more stable offset solution.

“Our 16-page format means our output fits into a printer’s existing post-press workflow avoiding costly investments in digital only finishing equipment. The value proposition of no clicks and a much longer equipment lifespan makes sense printers from all over the world.

“The RMGT 9 is leading the market. With its LED technology and its A1 size available in any configuration, allied with these latest developments and a price point lower than a B1 press it is proving to be a popular choice for commercial printers.”

The company showed its 10 series press, in both the packaging oriented LX configuration and also the commercial print oriented LS configuration.

Exhibiting under the RMGT corporate theme Irodori, the company’s drupa highlights included LED UV instant curing. He says, “For RMGT customers, LED UV has been mainstream technology since 2009.”

RMGT ran its 8000sph B2 digital press, using a liquid toner and electro-photographic technology. Co-developed with Miyakoshi, the drupa press ran on a 750 press but will become available built on a RMGT 920 chassis. It says that, in theory any configuration that is available on the 920 series will be available with the DP7

At the show, the four colour press printed three jobs of 30 sheets each with no downtime at all; makeready is zero. It then printed a dozen copies of a six page calendar with cover in sequence. RMGT says the 6000sph version will print three 200 sheet jobs in six minutes, aiming for offset quality print at 1200x1200dpi. The company intends to make the DP7 available from next year.

Taylor says, “We look forward to discussing the new solutions from drupa with commercial printers looking to make the most of the new technology.”



GERMAN paper cutting specialist Perfecta launched two new machines to its PremiumLine series as well a new EcoLine Series.

The PremiumLine has a range of high-speed cutting machines, including the new 92 and 115, as well as the 132. The company says that the The PremiumLine offers options like lifting of material, as well as a jogger for alignment of sheets to the cutting pile that automate the cutting process, whereas the EcoLine offers more of a standard cutting machine aimed at what it calls critical markets working with lower budgets.

Cyber New Zealand stocks the Perfecta guillotines at its South Auckland base and has them available for customer demonstrations. The company also has Ryobi presses on the floor so clients can view the equipment in action.

The new model Perfecta TS has a touch screen interface that makes it easier to operate, with the entire key pad and machine controls integrated into the one touch screen.

David Taylor says, “The advantage of the touch screen is that you can see more of what you are doing. You get a graphic display of the sheet you are cutting and all the trim marks and you can see the different segments on it. It makes it easier to work out the most economical way to dissect a sheet. It also has programme to cut downtime.

”The Perfecta guillotines handle paper, board, film, foil, rubber, leather, sandpaper, and other materials in the form of piles or in single sheets. From the entry level 92, the middle format 115, through to the 132, they deliver high performance cutting up to 2250mm.”

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