Describe your company?
Selection Scan De Print is a one-stop solution for commercial printing in Mumbai. We have two violet 8-up CTP platesetters and a large-format 56x72-inch CTCP output kit; a five-colour 25x36-inch Ryobi 920D sheetfed UV offset press with coater; a four-colour 20x26-inch Sakurai, and complete post-press set-up including programmable cutting machine, paper folding, perfect binding, hot foil stamping, case binding, punching and others. We also have screen printing facility.
What does the machine do?
Installed in May 2011, Ryobi 925D is capable of printing on variety of substrates from 40gsm to 450gsm. We print on plastic, metallised board, lenticular sheet and many fold papers to art cards. This machine is a fully-loaded press with features for fast production, like semi-automatic plate changer, auto blanket wash, CIP4 and Ryobi vision punch system.
Why did you choose this particular system?
I was looking for a size, which suits my requirement for commercial printing. The Ryobi 920 series 25x37-inch was the perfect size for us, plus, we also opted for a press with online coating and UV.
Did you look at any other similar system?
Of course, we did. Before making this huge investment in offset printing press we evaluated other options, especially those from the Japanese manufacturers.
How much time or money has it saved?
This machine has 30% on plate cost, 25% in power consump-tion. It’s small footprint has saved us working space. Being a printer in Mumbai, saving on real estate is a major benefit.
What features do you particularly like?
The coater in the press is unique. When the coating unit is not being used, the entire coating unit and anilox roller can be easily slid upwards at the touch of a button. This prevents marking. We can clean and carry out job changeover even while the press is running. Also, the Vision punch system enables us to achieve the registration on second sheet.
How fast is it?
The press is capable of printing 16,000 sheets/hour. The speed depends on jobs as well. Normally, we print three to four sets an hour and print impressions of up to 2,000 sheets.
What’s the quality like?
We are fully satisfied with the quality and we found good dot transfer on all substrates.
How easy is it to use?
It’s an operator-friendly equipment with easy settings, especially the features to achieve faster makeready.
Would you say that it offers value for money?
Yes surely, it is a value for money press.
Were there any difficulties experienced during the installation or after?
No, it was a smooth affair.
What about the pre- and after-sales service?
Both services have been good.
Who do you think the system is right for?
This machine is right for a commercial printer, book publisher and for short-run packaging jobs. The size and its production features make it suitable for all segments.
Under what circumstances would you buy another?
We have already placed an order for another four-colour Ryobi MHI 920 press with inline coater and will be installed by December 2014.
Value for money 5/5
Vinay Kaushal, director, Provin Technos, says, “Selection Scan De Print is a versatile printer who does excellent jobs making best use of the product. Their work on different substrates is unique. Anyone visiting their press is sure to be impressed, not only with their press set-up, but also with the innovative use of resources and the quality work done. Ryobi 925D is a five-colour press with coater UV and is capable of printing at 16,000 sph. It is loaded with features like inline coating and perfecting among others.”