Miyakoshi and Ryobi Develop High-Speed Digital
A joint development from Miyakoshi and Ryobi made an entry into B2 digital sector at Drupa 2012. The liquid toner machine was shown for the first time on the Miyakoshi stand (Hall 9, Stand A04), and features a sector leading 8,000 sheets per hour maximum printing speed.
The press, which prints at a resolution of 1,200dpi utilising an ultra-fine particle liquid toner, is based on the electrophotographic technology previously exhibited by Miyakoshi, and the sheet-fed offset press expertise of Ryobi.
Commenting on the announcement of this new machine, Neil Handforth, Sales and Marketing Director of Apex Digital Graphics, UK distributor for Ryobi presses, said: "Our colleagues in Japan tell us that the print quality being achieved with the liquid toner is comparable to offset. This, coupled with an anticipated production speed on release of 10,000 sheets per hour, provides a B2 digital press that would appear to outperform other products that have recently been announced in this sector."
Whilst Ryobi's press architecture has been created from many successful years of building machines for offset-litho printing, the company has in recent years been involved in providing key elements for digital production systems such as those from Presstek and Fuji.
"In addition to producing precision engineered castings, Ryobi is well known for providing high quality feed and delivery systems. The company has also been involved the development of a number of ground-breaking developments in print, including most recently the LED-UV curing systems that feature on a number of its own Drupa exhibits," explained Mr Handforth.
"We can already see tremendous potential for a B2 digital press in the field of short-run variable data work. Further development of this machine is likely to follow Drupa, so we are looking forward to hearing the opinions of UK visitors to the show."