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CBS printer back to life with UV LED retrofit

Australian print and marketing solutions provider CBS Printing has opened up about how a retrofitted GEW UV LED curing system on its Ryobi 754G+C+SLD press helped bring the machine “back to life”.

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CBS managing partners Nathan Wilson and Stephen Wilson with the retrofitted Ryobi 754 press

The printer has been retrofitted with an 800mm GEW LeoLED UV curing system, mounted after the fourth print unit, in a move the company says was “pivotal” in allowing it to keep up with a rising demand for its services.

The family-owned business supplies corporate print and marketing solutions to customers across the country, though the retrofit was focused around its food packaging work.

CBS had been running food packaging on its RMGT 920 press because the Ryobi 754G was not up to the job. Meal sleeves in the packaging did not require the 920’s A1 sheet size, but they were taking up most of the press hours.

However, following the upgrade with a retrofitted GEW LeoLED UV curing system, this expanded the capabilities of the machine and eliminated the unwanted demand on the 920.

CBS joint owner Stephen Wilson comments: “We can now produce the sleeves without the need for aqueous coatings and although we have had to invest in the new UV system, that investment has effectively brought our 754 back to life. We can push more and more work on to this press, with the confidence that it can now handle it.”

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