RP Graphics Group of Mississauga, Ontario, has installed its second 6-colour, 40-inch Komori GL press into its 60,000 square-foot facility, which earlier this year received a new production floor layout plan.
The 40-inch Komori GL, sold by K-North Services, includes a coating and is integrated with UV energy curing technology. The company’s first Komori GL 6c 40, with 60 million impressions, was installed a couple of years ago.
It has been a busy year for RP Graphics, which in September 2014 acquired Rhino Print Solutions’ Toronto operations in what the two companies described as a “strategic alliance designed to deliver coast to coast print solutions.” Rhino’s Toronto facility, formerly Marcam Cross Media, focused on print-on-demand and multi-channel communications.
In February 2014, RP Graphics completed the installation of an Agfa M-Press Leopard, which is a four-colour industrial flatbed inkjet press that runs at 295 square metres per hour in what Agfa classifies as high-quality mode and 171 square metres per hour in fine art mode.
The installation of the M-Press Leopard began in the second week of January, as RP Graphics was in the midst of creating a new production layout for its 60,000-square-foot facility. A year earlier, RP Graphics stepped deeper into large-format printing with the purchase of 16-year-old Canadian Impact Imaging.
RP Graphics also began a beta-site agreement with Agfa Canada at the beginning of 2014. Agfa Canada builds large-format inkjet systems in a Mississauga plant directly across the street from RP Graphics.
In late-November 2013, PrintAction magazine named George Mazzaferro, Chief Executive Officer of RP Graphics, as the Printing Leader of the Year in the 8th annual Canadian Printing Awards program (featured in PrintAction's February 2014 issue).