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In Uncategorized on June 4, 2021 at 1:22 pm

Flood of RMGT South Korea Orders

With the virus now under control, the RMGT distributor for large format machines in South Korea, Sunil MS Co., has enjoyed a very lively end to 2020 and a bumper start to 2021, with an incredible SIX orders for RMGT 10 Series machines. 

These consist of one 1050TP-8 (8-colour tandem perfector), two x 1050LX-6+CC+LD, one 1050LX-7+CC+LD, and two x 1020ST- 5. And all these orders have been secured as the country begins to bounce back from the Covid-19 period, with printers now beginning to see a significant rise in demand from customers.

The success of Sunil MS Co. can be summarised under two headings: market needs, and, of course, excellent marketing and sales. 

Market Needs

With recent amendments to the Korean Labour Act, employees will now be able to work up to 52 hours a week as of July 2021. This will combine with an increased minimum wage. Such adjustments are leading businesses, including printers, to look for ways to increase productivity and decrease labour costs where possible. In other words, more automation and less employees. 

The RMGT 1050TP is one ideal solution for this. It has been proven to be 2.8 times more productive than a straight press, along with a saving of one employee. Surely a very simple decision!

A total of three RMGT TP presses are already due to be installed in South Korea during 2021, along with a number of additional ongoing projects likely to follow.

For efficient packaging production, the RMGT 1050LX is the preferred model, with several market leading suppliers already using such equipment. It has gained a solid reputation for stability and reliability, along with cost effectiveness. Again, three installations are already in the diary for 2021, with several other projects currently awaiting final decisions.

Sales and Marketing

Whilst the Covid-19 situation had hampered work for many companies, Sunil MS Co. have continued to focus on a structured sales approach for the business, along with having service technicians available during the pandemic in the unlikely event of press malfunctions. With the virus now under control the company is now seeing an unprecedented demand for new equipment.

The company has continued with its generous policy regarding trade-ins, as well as providing support to arrange finance for customers, and the availability of support personnel for installation and training. They have also been keen to take up the RMGT offer of VIP trips to Japan and the company factory and headquarters, as and when restrictions allow. Such trips have often contributed positively to customer decision making.

New Customers

Some of the customers that included in this latest batch of orders are detailed here:

Messrs. Jeon Kwang Printing & Information Co. Ltd already had two existing B1 presses from Mitsubishi and more recently RMGT. They had the opportunity to monitor a nearby printing company’s recently installed RMGT Tandem Perfector (TP) and found that productivity of the machine was some 2.8 to 3 times more than a straight press configuration. There were also material savings and better print quality to be enjoyed as well. This was more than sufficient for Mr Su-Gon So, President and CEO of the printing company, to conclude a deal for the RMGT 1050TP-8 on December 31st 2020. Mr Su-Gon So is also the President of the Korean Printing Association, so the whole industry is keeping a keen eye on the purchase of Jeon Kwang P&I. As the supplier, RMGT is looking forward to the attention, and the possibility of further orders from Korea.

Messrs. AD Sharp Company Co. Ltd has ordered an RMGT 1050+X-6+CC+LD. The design, brand identity, packaging, and advertisement company is already looking forward to being able to develop new print products in-house for its packaging customers.

Messrs. HD & Teck Co. Ltd have ordered the RMGT 1050LX-6+CC+LD for the production of high-quality food packaging and sanitised products. Having been a user of a German manufactured presses, they were impressed by the superior performance of the RMGT press on demonstration. The company has three factories in Korea and one in China.

Sunil MS look forward to announcing more orders during the course of 2021, and are already expecting a bumper year.

Truprint Media Upgrades with Prepress UK Kit

In Pre-Press on November 13, 2020 at 12:02 pm

Truprint Media, Margate, has announced details of an upgrade to its pre-press department with new software and hardware provided by Prepress UK, the pre-press specialists based in Brighton. The upgrade follows previous enhancements installed by the same supplier back in 2014.

That investment has served the business well, but this summer their studio equipment was starting to show its age with problems on their graphic design Macs, with an early version of Enfocus PitStop Server for pre-flighting, and a nearly full NAS storage system.


After a remote pre-press audit Prepress UK were able to recommend moving their Adobe Creative Suite applications to new custom built, high-specification PC’s along with a new file and pre-flighting server, with double the RAID storage, running the latest Enfocus PitStop Server 2020. 

During a review of their processes by Andrew Aldridge, Technical Manager of Prepress UK, unnecessary steps were identified and eliminated providing an additional boost to productivity.

Truprint Media Managing Director Anthony Underwood, commenting on the new solution, said: “We are delighted to be working with Andrew and Nic at Prepress UK again. It’s vital to the smooth running of our business to have our systems audited by professionals, who are then also able to update our pre-press equipment to the very latest technology.” 


Commenting on the work undertaken, Andrew Aldridge said: “While the printing industry has long had a love affair with Apple computer equipment, there’s no doubt that since all the required applications are available for Windows 10 you can achieve greater performance, and so greater longevity from your investment, for less with a Windows platform.


“With regards custom building all our PC platforms, it’s been Prepress UK’s policy for many years now that saving a few pounds on PC hardware is a false economy. You invest tens of thousands in CtP or hundreds of thousands in printing presses, why would you connect those devices with a £500 off-the-shelf PC with cheap components? For a few pounds more we buy high-end branded components and build platforms specifically tailored for our industry, with built in RAID drives, the latest PCIe solid-state system disks, fast RAM, tenth generation Intel Core processors, all combined with a 12 month on-site warranty at no additional cost, along with an additional 12 months parts only and, in the case of hard disks, a minimum of three, and usually five, year warranty.


“We’ve provided similar upgrades to a number of other customers around the country this summer. I would strongly urge printers to conduct their own systems audit. How old are the various components, and are there any elements of the system causing a bottleneck? We are happy helping people recover from a disaster, but wouldn’t it be better for your business if we could be helping you to avoid one?”

Commenting on the system improvements Anthony Underwood added: “With a highly competitive marketplace, speed improvements and reliability of a pre-press system are essential! With the new system productivity has been greatly increased. It gives me peace of mind knowing that our pre-press is fully up to date, faster and with plenty of storage, with a secure back-up in place to keep clients artwork accessible for as long as is needed.”

About Truprint Media

The business was established back in 1982 as Truprint Litho. Rebranded as Truprint Media, this highly experienced team of printers and graphic designers provides a total design to delivery print service for customers in Kent and beyond. The business has a great reputation and is well known for its friendly service; swift, creative ideas; speedy quotations incorporating affordable pricing; quality printing; and fast delivery. 

Work focus incorporates the typical range of commercial printing, including full colour stationery, leaflets, brochures, newsletters, point-of-sale print, calendars, directories, folders and so much more. The company prints via conventional offset litho for medium to long runs and digitally for short runs, and offers an extensive range of specialist finishing, utilising state-of-the-art file to print technology and both on-line and hard copy proofing. The company is run by a team of directors: Managing Director Anthony Underwood and Works Director Martin Gibson The company employs a total of 24 employees across pre-press, printing, and post-press.

About Prepress UK

Prepress UK is an independent developer and supplier of printing hardware and software. The company is able to provide significant experience and a professional and reliable approach to solving print production problems. Based in Brighton, UK, the company provides specialised software solutions backed by an unparalleled personal service from initial enquiry through to post-sales support. Prepress UK develops and supplies cost-effective device-independent prepress workflows; CIP3 pre-press and press integration systems; JDF press reporting systems, as well as colour management expertise.

See the www.prepressuk.com and www.pressprofiler.com websites for more details about the company.

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Jaymar Packaging Adds New Plate Production

In Pre-Press on October 20, 2020 at 3:05 pm

Jaymar Packaging Ltd, Crewe, has announced details of an upgrade to its B1 pre-press system by purchasing an Agfa Avalon N8 engine to take over from its existing Screen PT-R 8000. The machine was purchased from Dennison Group who then sub-contracted Prepress UK to provide a pre-press audit, software upgrades, and calibration of the company’s two manroland R700 B1-format printing presses.

Roy Milner, Managing Director of Dennison Group, commenting on the installation, said: “With spares becoming ever more difficult to obtain for the Screen unit, we were delighted to be able to assist long-standing customer Jaymar. The refurbished Avalon is the ideal CtP solution for this busy packaging business.”

Dennison Group has been a long-term pre-press partner for Jaymar, and its relationship with Prepress UK, independent suppliers of software solutions for pre-press and print, also goes back a number of years. 

Commenting from Jaymar’s perspective, Gary Marsh, Production Director, said: “At Jaymar we pride ourselves on working to exceptionally short lead times. With our ageing Screen unit we could see potential issues in the future should the CtP fail. We tasked Dennison Group to find us a newer CtP in order to prevent any delays for our customers. We went for the “belt-and-braces” approach by installing the Agfa unit alongside the Screen unit giving us both reliability, capacity, and back-up.”

Prepress UK’s first task was to ensure that the pre-press computer systems were up to the job of serving files to this very high-speed Agfa CtP engine.

After remotely auditing the existing system, Prepress UK recommended two Xitron RasterBlaster Pro systems – these provide intelligent, organised plate production to virtually any pre-press workflow, regardless of manufacturer. This software was installed on Prepress UK custom built, high-end, Windows 10 Pro PC’s incorporating RAID1 hard disk plate archives to ensure total system back-up. 

These systems have then been linked to the latest Xitron Navigator 12 Harlequin RIP, again running on a bespoke Prepress UK built PC, eliminating older, unsupported computer platforms that were both security and failure risks to the company, as well as performing well below current standards.

Commenting on the upgrades, Andrew Aldridge, Technical Manager of Prepress UK, said: “With regards to custom building all our computer platforms, it’s been Prepress UK’s policy for many years now that saving a few pounds on PC hardware is a false economy. You invest tens-of-thousands in CtP and hundreds-of-thousands in printing presses – why would you connect those devices with a £500 off-the-shelf PC with cheap components? For very little more money we will buy high-end branded components to build platforms specifically tailored for our industry, with built in redundant drives, the latest PCIe solid-state system disks, fast RAM, tenth generation Intel Core processors, all complete with a free 12-month on-site warranty.”

As part of the audit process Jon at Jaymar identified pinch points in the pre-press file preparation that added unnecessary complexity to their processes, so during installation Prepress UK were able to implement changes to accommodate a simplified pre-press process, allowing jobs to more easily be repurposed between the two manroland printing presses.

After the CtP and pre-press installations were completed, dot gain calibration of both printing presses were established and fed into the system to allow Jaymar to move further towards its desired ISO 12647-2 colour standards.

Regarding print quality issues, Jaymar’s Gary Marsh added: “Being able to turn jobs round quickly on its own is not enough to secure continued custom. Here at Jaymar we are heavily focused on quality. By calibrating both CtP units and finger printing both presses for UV inks and conventional inks we feel we are in a strong position to maintain and improve our reputation for best quality print within the industry.”

About Jaymar Packaging

Established in 1977, Jaymar Packaging Limited is a privately-owned company which specialises in designing and manufacturing bespoke carton board packaging solutions for a wide range of SME and blue-chip industries. Operating to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001:2015 standards, the company prides itself on offering a high standard of service and quality which is reflected by the stable customer base and the number of referrals it receives.

For further information see http://jaymar.co.uk

About Dennison Group

Dennison Group overarching USP is the company’s ability to understand our client production requirements, then supply suitable and affordable products with ongoing maintenance packages, a must in today cost sensitive environment.

Whether it’s the lasted technology in automated CtP systems and associated software to industrial inkjet printing and finishing equipment from many of the industry’s leading manufacturers, the Dennison Group team has the knowledge, the expertise and the tools to optimise overall equipment efficiency, reducing downtime and enhancing productivity.

See https://www.dennisongroup.co.uk for more information.

About Prepress UK

Prepress UK is an independent developer and supplier of printing hardware and software. The company is able to provide significant experience and a professional and reliable approach to solving print production problems. Based in Brighton, UK, the company provides specialised software solutions backed by an unparalleled personal service from initial enquiry through to post-sales support. Prepress UK develops and supplies cost-effective device-independent prepress workflows; CIP3 pre-press and press integration systems; JDF press reporting systems, as well as colour management expertise.

See the www.prepressuk.com for more details about the company.

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