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Fontain reaches its apex with its new RMGT press

A tale of success from London-based print business Fontain, which has announced that its latest investment has quadrupled its litho printing capacity. The firm purchased a RMGT Ryobi 928 LED-UV eight-colour perfector from UK distributor Apex Digital Graphics, which is now enhancing production at the company’s SE16 premises.

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(L to R) Adam Frost (managing director, Fontain), Huw Harcombe (director, Fontain), Robert Rowe (sales manager, Apex)

Commenting on the new addition, Huw Harcombe, director at Fontain, says: “We had been following the development of LED-UV presses for some time, and had viewed the RMGT product on a number of occasions. Seeing the eight colour in action at last year’s IPEX show sealed the deal for us. Now that it is installed and running I have to say that the incredible productivity of the machine has confirmed our expectations.”


The RMGT Ryobi perfector press has replaced a five-colour Heidelberg XL75 B2-format machine. Fontain runs a 24 hour, five day shift pattern, producing a wide range of commercial print, but with a strong focus on full-colour brochures and booklets.


“Because we are now able to print 16-page A4 sections, and dry the print as it is produced, the press has speeded up overall production as well as giving us more printing capacity,” continues Huw.


Because we are now able to print 16-page A4 sections, and dry the print as it is produced, the press has speeded up overall production as well as giving us more printing capacity

Commenting the LED-UV order for Apex Digital Graphics, Neil Handforth, sales and marketing director for the company, says: “It is highly significant that an increasing number of the UK’s leading exponents of digital and litho are turning to RMGT Ryobi LED-UV presses, combining the immediacy and cleanliness of digital with the quality of litho printing, across a massive stock range, and at high speeds. Add into that low power consumption of both the dryer and the press and it is very much a win-win decision.


Apex also fitted a Lithec colour management system to Fontain’s press, as Handforth explains: “This is the first Lithec unit that we have installed. It provides for complete image control on the press for guaranteed optimum results. The system provides measurement and control of spectral, LAB and density values, as well as grey balance on an LAB-basis. It integrates very well with RMGT’s PDS-E Spectro Drive inline printing quality control.”



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