RYOBI 1050 OFFSET PRINTING SERIES WINS THE 2012 GOOD DESIGN AWARD

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The RYOBI 1050 series (with built-in LED-UV Printing System), B1-size high-speed multi-colour offset printing presses has been awarded the 2012 Good Design Award, sponsored by the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organisation. The award not only recognises styling, but overall design, including function, quality, safety, price, environmental compatibility and more.

The Good Design Award started in 1957 as a Good Design Selection System (the G mark system) by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, and this year marks its 56th holding. Targeted products range widely from daily sundries to industrial equipment and public facilities, and the evaluation is not only on styling, but overall design, including function, quality, safety, price, environmental compatibility and more.

The RYOBI 1050 series B1-size high-speed multi-colour offset presses are RYOBIs flagship models developed through the company’s thorough examination of all performance specifications required of printing presses, such as productivity, quality, operability, and reliability. These presses are equipped with the RYOBI PQS (option), In-line Printing Quality Control System that saves on quality control labor during printing, the RYOBI PCS-L Built-in Dual-monitor Print Control System, and a movable-shell type skeleton transfer drum (option) that enables the stable transfer of 0.04 mm thin paper up to even 0.6 mm heavy card stock at high speeds.

The RYOBI 1050 series models LED-UV Printing System employs LED irradiation for drying printed matter instead of the mercury UV lamp (ultraviolet curing lamp). RYOBI is the first in the sheet-feed offset press field to put this system into practical use. The use of LED for the light source in this system enables a sharp reduced in power consumption of around 87% over the conventional UV lamp system. The operating life of an LED light source is also about 15 times longer than standard. Furthermore, since LEDs can be turned on and off instantly, the waiting times for heat up and cool-down are no longer necessary. As the lighting area can be controlled in accordance with the paper width, the merits of energy efficiency delivered with an LED light source also include greater saving in energy consumption, thus lowering the environmental impact.

Another advantage is its minimal amount of heat generation and the elimination of the need for exhaust equipment to discharge ozone and heat. This next-generation UV printing system thus adds the benefits of power savings and environmentally-conscious operation to the already excellent instant-drying characteristic of UV printing.

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