A&B Printing Adds Five-Color RMGT 7 Series Press
A&B Printing, Fort Loramie, Ohio, announced the addition of a full six-up RMGT (Ryobi MHI Graphic Technologies, LTD) five-color with coater offset press to help supplement its pressroom and allow for added capacity. The need for this new press was largely driven by much higher demand from A&B Printing's customers around the U.S.
“A&B Printing produces most of our volume for other printers, so our print quality has to be great,” said Jim Sharp, president of A&B Printing. “Our customers’ demand is up, and this press has allowed us to maximize our output finishing as well. Many of our regular customers have remarked on the great image quality we are producing on the RMGT 7 Series.”
A&B Printing operates from its extremely well-kept 16,000 sq. ft. facility, and it has made the Western part of Ohio home since the company was founded in 1988.
"Workers in our part of Ohio are bright, resourceful and very hard-working," said Mark Bornhorst, who leads A&B Printing’s manufacturing. “Some of our staff have been with us for nearly three decades, so we are a lot like family. The RMGT 7 Series Press joins our high-speed webs and several sheetfed offset presses. The RMGT 7 Series full 23.63x31” sheet size brings new capabilities to A&B Printing.
"Booklets make up a large percentage of our finished product,” continued Sharp. “This new press feeds our Horizon StitchLiner with three 4-pagers, whereas our other press only produced two signatures. The added capacity has come just in time since A&B Printing is in the midst of double-digit growth over the past three to four years. We visited several RMGT customers with our territory manager from Graphco, Gary Greis, and the customers all raved about the quality, durability and productivity of their presses. So far, their comments have matched our experience.”
Over the past few years, A&B Printing has been recognized by its international Print Management customers for its attention to quality, shipping deadlines and excellent value. Distributors such as Proforma have also recognized A&B Printing as one of their “Best of the Best” suppliers.
“We are proud of the recognition that our customers have given us, and we work hard every day to continue to be their No. 1 supplier,” said Sharp.
Prior to acquiring A&B Printing in 2004, Jim Sharp’s career included over 30 years with the U.S. Navy, where he retired with the rank of captain. The next phase of his career led him to run a very large manufacturing plant for a major bicycle company in Ohio.
“Many of the lessons I learned in both the Navy and making bikes come into how we operate here at A&B Printing today,” Sharp said. “We are constantly looking for ways to improve our processes in both manufacturing and customer service so that we can keep the customers we have and gain new ones as well.”
“As I look back on Graphco’s over-20-year relationship with A&B Printing, I’m extremely proud of the fact that from Jim’s pressroom to bindery practically every investment he has made came through Graphco,” stated Chris Manley, president of Graphco. “Both of our companies share a similar work ethic, and it’s rewarding that our two companies have very much grown our businesses together. We are proud of the company we keep.”
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