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Kingsdown Sign for RMGT 928 LED-UV Perfector

In Offset Presses on August 25, 2016 at 9:04 am

Kingsdown (Bristol) has announced a £1.3 million cap-ex spend on a Ryobi 928 LED UV offset-litho press and a Kodak Magnus Q800 CtP system.

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Dave Spencer, Managing Director of Kingsdown, said: “The productivity improvements we will get from the LED-UV technology [due for delivery in December] will be significant. We are looking forward to eradicating potential drying and marking issues, smoothing workflow throughout the factory, and getting jobs out of the door much faster – and no spray powder to contend with!

“The SRA1 sheet size will make us significantly more competitive on larger jobs as well. This investment will provide us with an additional capacity of up to £4 million going forward.”

The Ryobi 928 press was demonstrated in a live environment in Europe using hand-picked jobs from the customer that could offer a perfecting challenge. “We saw everything we needed to make the decision. Seven jobs, each with a short run of 200 sheets, were produced in a fraction over one hour. The make-ready speed was awesome, and, of course, the sheets were dry to the touch at the delivery end of the machine,” added Mr. Spencer.

The company expects to create savings in excess of £200,000 year from December due to reduced production costs, including reduced power consumption, and a negotiated five-year maintenance contract with press supplier Apex Digital Graphics.

“This is about supporting the next stage of our development. We will have more news to announce over the next few weeks,” he added. Kingsdown currently employs a team of 54 and enjoys an annual turnover of £6 million.

The RMGT/Ryobi 928P is an eight-colour convertible perfecting press for 8-up A4 format print production. Two LED-UV curing units are incorporated into this configuration – one situated over the perfecting device and the other at the delivery end of the machine, enabling one-pass instant curing perfecting.

Commenting on the order for Apex Digital Graphics, Neil Handforth, Sales & Marketing Director for the company, said: “We are delighted to have secured yet another order for Ryobi’s LED-UV technology in a perfecting configuration. Printers can quickly see the obvious advantages offered by this market leading technology. When printing the test jobs for Kingsdown the speed of make-ready and the fact that perfected sheets were delivered dry and read to move instantly to the finishing department showed the power and potential of this press.”

About Apex Digital Graphics 

Apex Digital Graphics Limited is a specialist in the supply and service of pre-press and press equipment. Apex is the official UK distributor for the RMGT range of printing presses through to SRA1 format and Cron metal-based platesetters. Apex also distributes the Konica Minolta range of digital printing equipment. The company offers national service coverage, and a one-stop shop for print consumables featuring next day delivery. Apex Digital Graphics can be contacted on 01442 235 236 or via the www.apexdigital.co.uk web site.

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Olympics: Steve Scott Takes Bronze in Brazil

In Offset Presses on August 12, 2016 at 11:23 am

The management and staff of M Partners, the Surrey-based printing and large format equipment distributor, were delighted to see the GB double-trap shooting star Steve Scott, sponsored by M Partners, hit a maximum 30/30 clays to clinch the bronze medal match in Brazil.

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Thirty-one year old Scott, who had won gold medals at the last two Commonwealth Games events, came good at this years Olympics with perfect shooting in the third place match against England teammate Tim Kneale.

Scott’s perfect score of 30 against Kneale’s 28 secured Britain their second Rio shooting medal, after Ed Ling’s trap bronze on day three.

Speaking to the BBC after the match, Scott said: “It’s a very emotional time for me. There is a little part of me that wanted him to win as well because we worked so hard together.

“I think the expectation coming into the event was to medal, but personally I just wanted to make the final and give myself a good chance. It made me a little bit more relaxed knowing that I’m shooting off with my team-mate.”

Commenting on behalf of M Partners, Murray Lock, Joint Managing Director, (above, left, with Joint MD Mark Stribley on the right) said: “We are incredibly proud to be associated with Steve. He has performed so consistently over recent years at major international events. We look forward to celebrating his success with him when he returns to the UK.”

About M Partners

In 2010 M Partners took on the management of both sales and service for RMGT Litho Presses in the UK and Ireland. This relationship has since grown to encompass responsibility for technical service across the whole of Europe for the now re-named RMGT business. M Partners also manage spare parts storage and distribution for the former Mitsubishi branded machines across Europe.

This representation joins established products such as GUK folding and inserting equipment, primarily focused towards the pharmaceutical packaging sector. More recently the business has expanded into the digital market place following an announcement regarding exclusive distribution of large format printing equipment from Korean manufacturer DGI, and an agreement to re-sell Canon equipment, with a special focus on the unique proofing capabilities of those products.

M Partners offers manufacturers considerable marketing and business expertise across both the printing and packaging sectors and provides high-quality national coverage for sales, support and technical service.

The Joint Managing Directors established M Partners Ltd in 2006 after gaining many years of industry experience in senior management roles at a major press manufacturer and used equipment dealer. They were responsible for corporate and product marketing for pre-press, press, post-press and service, plus operational control for digital, consumables and used equipment divisions.

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New Offices and Parts Store Location for M Partners

In Offset Presses on August 3, 2016 at 8:23 am

Surrey-based M Partners Ltd and MPL Ltd have announced a move to larger premises as of August 1st 2016.

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MPL Ltd, a division of M Partners Ltd, is responsible for parts, service, and technical service management for new RMGT B1 presses and existing Mitsubishi branded equipment throughout Europe.

M Partners is the UK distributor for RMGT B1 presses in UK and Ireland, as well as sales and service for GUK folding and pharmaceutical inserting equipment, DGI large format equipment, and has an agreement to re-sell Canon equipment, with a special focus on the unique proofing capabilities of those products.

The new premises will be based at South Godstone:

M Partners Ltd / MPL Ltd

Lambs Business Park, Terracotta Road

South Godstone, Surrey RH9 8LJ

Telephone (unchanged): 020 8835 2221

The new premises will house both the sales and service operations of the companies and the European spare parts stock for the RMGT and Mitsubishi products.

Commenting on the move, Murray Lock, Joint MD of M Partners and MPL, said: “We have been searching for the right location for some time. This facility is ideal in that it is located close to the M25 motorway and Gatwick and Heathrow airports, but is still within reasonable reach of the Channel Tunnel – an ideal combination for a business with a European focus as well as UK interests.”

The expanded premises will be the ideal size for the current spare parts stock but also offers opportunities to expand the business when the operation needs to increase in size.

About M Partners

In 2010 M Partners took on the management of both sales and service for RMGT Litho Presses in the UK and Ireland. This relationship has since grown to encompass responsibility for technical service across the whole of Europe for the now re-named RMGT business. M Partners also manage spare parts storage and distribution for the former Mitsubishi branded machines across Europe.

This representation joins established products such as GUK folding and inserting equipment, primarily focused towards the pharmaceutical packaging sector. More recently the business has expanded into the digital market place following an announcement regarding exclusive distribution of large format printing equipment from Korean manufacturer DGI, and an agreement to re-sell Canon equipment, with a special focus on the unique proofing capabilities of those products.

M Partners offers manufacturers considerable marketing and business expertise across both the printing and packaging sectors and provides high-quality national coverage for sales, support and technical service.

The Joint Managing Directors established M Partners Ltd in 2006 after gaining many years of industry experience in senior management roles at a major press manufacturer and used equipment dealer. They were responsible for corporate and product marketing for pre-press, press, post-press and service, plus operational control for digital, consumables and used equipment divisions.

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