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Sep 23, 2010 12:00 AM
Cincinnati, OH-based xpedx has launched a North American campaign to demonstrate the profit, productivity and cost advantages of the Ryobi 920 series 8-up multicolor offset press, which xpedx will be discussing at Graph Expo. According to the company, the 25 x 36-inch Ryobi 920 “delivers the lowest total cost of ownership and the lowest cost-per-printed sheet in 8-up, 16-page full-bleed signature printing.” xpedx sells Ryobi presses to commercial and in-plant printers in the United States and Canada.
Total lifetime costs—primarily purchase price, labor, utilities, consumables costs as well as maintenance and repair costs—are comparable with most half-size presses in production today and are well below total costs of 8-up 40-inch models, the company reports. “Ryobi is the only press manufacturer worldwide that makes an 8-up, 36-inch press in 4-, 5- and 6- color models. More than 250 cost-efficient, high-growth print companies across the Americas, Europe and Asia use Ryobi 920 presses.”
Five-to 10-minute makereadies, world-class print quality, plate changers, CIP4-JDF compatibility, spectrophotometry, a retractable aqueous or UV coater and LED-UV print capabilities and other features make the press competitive with comparably equipped 6- and 8-up offset presses.
Getting up to register is easy and quick, minimizing production downtime and costly paper waste. The 920 accommodates super-thin to heavy board substrates.
Because of its compact size and total automation, the 920 can be crewed by one operator, enabling printing companies to more flexibly deploy personnel. Floor space requirement is 40% less than a typical full-size press. xpedx also notes the format size provides a significant cost savings vs. a 40-inch press.