Resource in RMGT LED-UV switch

Maddie Ballard
Friday, November 8, 2019

Award-winning Resource has upgraded its litho offering by switching to LED-UV.

The company, which was crowned SME of the Year at last month’s Printweek Awards, took delivery of the MPL-supplied machine at its Leeds premises in October. It replaced a 2014 model with conventional drying.

Operations director David Woodcock said a number of features made the press an attractive choice for Resource, which has recently rebranded as a full-service agency providing creative design, web-based marketing, data management, strategy, event management and printing.

The five-colour press is configured with LED-UV for instant drying, fully automatic simultaneous plate-changing, which enables all five plates to be changed in one minute, and a fast blanket wash-cycle option. The makeready process lasts under four minutes.

The five-colour’s efficiency is also boosted by Ryobi Matic D dampening, a 55in screen press monitoring station and tablet compatibility that enables the operator to monitor jobs remotely.

According to MPL, the RMGT 925’s A1 sheet size can accommodate 8-up A4 work without moving up to B1 and its B2-sized frame offers a compact footprint and lower running costs.

Having previously used RMGT presses, resource was keen to stick to the brand.

Managing director Phil Thompson, who led an MBO at the business in 2006, said: “Our previous RMGT press was incredibly reliable. Reliability is important to us as a business; if our press lets us down, we are in danger of letting a client down, and that’s something we just cannot entertain.”

“We manage everything from creative concept, the design and build through to the printing of all collateral.

“Retaining our own printing facility means that we keep control of everything from the timing of production to the output quality.”

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