The newly rebranded RMGT aims to launch an 8000sph B2 digital press to market early next year. If it does so, it will be three times faster than the current crop of B2 digital presses.
The DP7, marketed as an offset digital press, uses a liquid toner and electro-photographic technology. Co-developed with Miyakoshi and built on a RMGT 920 chassis the press will initially be offered in a four colour version. However Bernard Cheong, managing director of distributor Cyber Australia, says, “In theory any configuration that is available on the 920 series will be available with the DP7.”
The drupa demonstration saw it print 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.
The conventional B2 RMGT 9 press has a new feeder from Mitsubishi; a new ink train; a new inspection system with up to 10 cameras; and it now numbers every sheet with an inkjet coder for ease of reference if a sheet needs to be removed.
This A1-size eight-colour convertible perfecting press has two LED-UV curing units, one over the perfecting device and the other at the delivery section, to enable one-pass instant-curing perfecting. Equipped with a Smart-RPC fully automatic simultaneous plate changer, the press on exhibit also has a PQS inline printing quality control system for controlling the printing quality of both sides of the printed sheets during perfecting.
Demonstrations of the RMGT 9 show one-pass full-colour perfecting. Greg Knight, general manager at Cyber Australia says, “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 Australian printers.”
Also on show, the RMGT 10 1,050 mm format press, is a six-colour model compatible with a range of stock thicknesses from 0.04 mm to 1.0 mm. RMGT says this press can perform non-stop printing on heavy stock thanks to a newly developed automatic non-stop feeder and delivery shutter. Visitors can see demonstrations featuring varnish coating using the LED-UV curing unit.