Capital Colour, a full-service printing company based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada invested in an RMGT 9 series press manufactured by RYOBI MHI Graphic Technology (RMGT) and purchased through Canadian distributor KBR Graphics. Since its recent installation, the company has already begun to see major advantages and gains. Capital Colour purchased an RMGT 920ST5+LED+CUV 5-color sheetfed offset press with both Panasonic LED UV instant ink curing and Grafix HiCure UV coating systems. The press is the first of its kind installed in Western Canada running with both LED UV ink curing and HiCure UV coating systems.
The LED UV instant ink curing and conventional UV coating systems allows Capital Colour to now offer instantly cured & scuff free inks on a wide range of super-high-gloss stocks and also provide other special effects coatings to add value to their client’s projects. “We are the epitome of a commercial printer,” said Brian Todd, president of Capital Colour. “Most of the work we’re doing is marketing materials — magazines, booklets, brochures, flyers, etc. — and probably 85% of our work is 4-color process."
The LED UV curing has “already saved our bacon several times,” said Todd. “We have literally taken a job off the press and immediately started cutting and putting it into bindery. Normally we would have had to wait half a day — or even overnight — to touch those jobs.”
In addition to turning jobs around much faster, LED UV instant ink curing has provided the ability to print without heat, odor or spray powder.