London based Fontain has revealed that its latest investment has quadrupled its litho printing capacity. The RMGT Ryobi 928 LED-UV eight colour perfector is now installed and in production at the company’s SE16 premises, having been purchased through UK distributor Apex Digital Graphics.
Commenting on the new addition, Huw Harcombe, director at Fontain, said: ‘We had been following the development of LED-UV presses for some time, and had viewed the RMGT product on a number of occasions. Seeing the eight colour in action at last year’s Ipex show sealed the deal for us. Now that it is installed and running I have to say that the incredible productivity of the machine has confirmed our expectations.’
The RMGT SRA1 4/4 perfector press has replaced a five colour B2 format machine configured to perfect 2/3.
‘Because we are now able to print 16 page A4 sections, and dry the print as it is produced, the press has speeded up overall production as well as giving us more printing capacity,’ added Huw.
LED-UV curing units incorporated into the press configuration provide for near instant drying of the sheet, enabling immediate progression of the work to the finishing department. The press has also been equipped with technotrans ink.line systems to maximise efficiency of ink management.
Apex has also fitted a Lithec colour management system to the press. ‘In operation it is basically very similar to a leading competitors colour management solution, but at a significantly lower price,’ he added.
The Lithec colour management system integrates with RMGT’s PDS-E SpectroDrive in line printing quality control enabling the operator to monitor and maintain the quality of the printed sheet throughout the run.