Apex Digital Graphics
Apex Digital Graphics
Apex Digital Graphics Limited, headquartered in Hemel Hempstead, is the official UK distributor for the RMGT Ryobi range of printing presses, through to SRA1 format, as well as the Cron metal-based range of platesetting equipment.
The company is currently enjoying the most successful period in its 28 year trading history, with large numbers of commercial printers converting from conventional litho presses and digital equipment to RMGT’s (Ryobi’s) LED-UV instant drying technology. With sales of these presses nearing 20 installations and print margins tighter than ever before, printing companies are also converting from B2 presses to Ryobi’s pioneering SRA1 format, in order to compete in this highly competitive sector.
The RMGT Company is a manufacturing alliance between Ryobi and Mitsubishi with a respective share ratio of 60/40. The advantage of this alliance enables the company to adopt the best manufacturing designs from either partner. The huge UK successes of RMGT’s 920 SRA1 presses with LED-UV curing, has encouraged Apex Digital Graphics to show an RMGT Ryobi 928P eight-colour SRA1 convertible perfecting press at IPEX 2017, making it the first UK exhibition to show this latest-generation press in this configuration.
The press will be equipped with LED-UV curing, a technology pioneered by RMGT Ryobi which continues to re-invigorate litho printing. It offers instant drying and a range of other benefits, including, elimination of powder spray and Ozone generating a much cleaner working environment, greatly reduced power consumption and the ability to finish and deliver any job the same day.
On the 928P two LED-UV curing units are utilised, one situated over the perfecting device and the other at the delivery end of the machine, enabling one-pass instant curing perfecting. The machine offers eight-up A4 printing on both sides of the sheet, delivering a stack ready for finishing, with a press footprint no larger than an equivalent B2 machine.
The RMGT Ryobi 928P represents the very latest in litho press technology, with a huge range of "Smart Printing" features providing the automation of key processes for the ultimate in quality control and productivity.
With regard to platesetting products, Apex has enjoyed a long-standing reputation for providing high quality CtP solutions and after sales service. Two years ago the range was enhanced further with the addition of the Cron platesetting products. At this year’s IPEX Apex will be demonstrate 3 new Cron products with punching now built into the platesetter and two of these B1 and B3 designs also incorporate a built-in autoloader, thus saving further valuable floor space. With these new devices Apex will also be demonstrating 2 new plate releases, compatible with UV printing, alongside Cron’s very successful low cost UV plate technology.
Fully automatic CTP system with auto-loading and in-line punch. G+ series models feature the latest generation lasers and liquid cooling to ensure maximum reliability with fast throughput. The units can be operated as a manual load or combined with an automatic plate loader with a capacity of up to 500 plates, providing a fast and convenient flow of plates for the majority of printing applications from A3 to B1. Plate punching is built in to the platesetter which can support 3 sets of punch dies. Numerous configurations are available in addition to the standalone system including autoloader, stacker and processor (UV)
A unique 3-in-1 machine which combines autoload, platesetter and bridge/punch for the highest productivity and smallest footprint. he H-series system combines fully automated plate loading with de-leafing and precision punching, providing a low cost easy-to-use compact CTP device which is easy to maintain - and has a footprint at 60% the size of comparable units. Numerous configurations are available in addition to the standalone system including compact stacker and a choice of processors (UV, depending on application)
Jim Bower8-colour SRA1 perfecting press with LED-UV drying. The machine allows for 8-up A4 printing on both sides of the sheet, meaning 16-up A4 in one pass, at speeds up to 13,000per hour, delivering dry sheets ready for finishing. RMGT Ryobi has established itself as the market leader in LED-UV litho technology in the UK. With over 20 UK installations, Apex Digital Graphics has sold more machines of this type to the UK than any rival supplier. This dominance is matched worldwide - with hundreds of LED-UV installations, RMGT Ryobi is the global leader.
Apex Digital Graphics will provide the UK debut of the Fuji Superia ZD Processless plate at IPEX, which is to be shown working with its flagship RMGT Ryobi press and a brand new CTP system on stand B200.
Apex Digital Graphics will provide a major attraction at IPEX 2017 by becoming the first UK company to exhibit an 8-colour SRA1 perfecting press with LED-UV drying.
The RMGT Ryobi 928P will be centre stage on stand B200 alongside new CTP product launches from Cron, and digital press solutions from Konica Minolta.
- RIPs & Workflow
- Colour management
- Digital presses & printers
- Offset litho