Ryobi has joined with fellow Japanese manufacturing company Myakoshi to develop a sheet fed electro-photographic B2 digital press capable of printing 8,000sph, which they will demonstrate as a prototype at drupa next month.
David Taylor, general manager Cyber New Zealand, says the combination of digital and offset means the technologies can complement each other rather than compete for the print market dollar. He says, “The new Ryobi 750 uses LED imaging and liquid toner technology and prints at 1200dpi. This translates to high quality printing at speed. It does this via an offset transfer of ultrafine particle liquid toner from a photosensitive drum to the media. The result is comparable to offset printing.”
He adds that the press can achieve short run printing for catalogues, posters and packaging as well as high quality variable data printing. He says, “At the previous drupa, Miyakoshi demonstrated a continuous feed web press. The Ryobi 750 is based on that technology but it’s the quality of the new press that will impress.”
Taylor will have an opportunity to see the new press put through its paces at drupa. He says, “When printers talk about quality, speed and price they say, ‘At best, you can only achieve two out of three.’ With its capabilities, Ryobi is moving printers closer to achieving all three outcomes for their customers.”