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Third KBA Rapida 205 Positions The Garvey Group West for Additional Growth In an effort to continue its expansive growth in the packaging, retail, and entertainment markets, The Garvey Group has become the fi rst printer in North America to own three KBA (Booth 1435) Rapida 205 81" presses. Its newest KBA Rapida 205 81" 6-color UV press has been added to the fi rm’s large-format Los Angeles facility. The fi rm cites speed-to-market as well as depth, redundancy, and quality as the reasons behind adding this massive new press to its southern California facility. “I am proud to be investing in our customers’ future-and our own future too-with this amazing press technology,” says Ed Garvey Jr., President and CEO of The Garvey Group. “The Garvey Group West in Los Angeles produces outstanding out-of-home signage for major clients including some of the biggest brand names in the fi lm industry, the electronics world, and the retail sector. This new large-format press will complete our offerings to our clients on the West Coast and • will allow our organization to produce a full range of sheet sizes and specialty coatings, • deliver quality and effi ciency to our valued customers and provide them with an extra-large sheet to develop marketing and branding concepts, • greatly reduce the cycle time for the Western half of the U.S. and Mexico. It will reduce job turnaround exponentially from our current capabilities. • Its UV drying capabilities will allow us to print on any substrate offering special coating and effects for their jobs. • The new Rapida 205 gives us the redundancy in equipment and production which is of great importance to our large customers who have many locations around the country. The quality and consistency will be the same for all TGG locations; the only difference that the customer will notice is the bill of lading showing which TGG facility produced the job.” Driving the decision to install the world’s largest sheetfed press, its third Rapida 205 press, were the sheet size, print quality, and UV capabilities-all cited as very important factors to TGG, as well as TGG’s long-standing commitment and partnership with KBA. This addition at TGGW, notes Garvey, provides a broader product offering on the West Coast of size and coating options that are currently available at its Midwest facilities. “This is a very large investment in Los Angeles and it speaks to our commitment to serving the Western markets,” says Garvey. “Our markets will continue to grow as the scope of work we can do becomes larger.” In addition to the new Rapida 205, the fi rm has moved its KBA Rapida 105 41" 10-color UV press with perfecting capabilities into its Los Angeles facility. This decision was based upon the fi rm’s desire to greatly increase its capacity in the 41" markets. With the installation of its giant large-format press and 41" press, the fi rm plans to add more employees for these presses as well as future equipment. The KBA Rapida 205, which is custom built in Germany, is a revolutionary piece of equipment that prints sheets Ed Garvey (right), president and CEO of the Garvey Group, and Paul Vogelsang (left), general manager of the Garvey Group West, stand beside the fi rm’s newest KBA Rapida 205 81" six-color press installed at the fi rm’s large-format Los Angeles facility. up to 80.7x59.5". The press produces extra large format, high-quality products in a highly cost effi cient manner. This press is the fi rst of its size to offer a wide range of automated technologies that provide for extremely high print quality and low make-ready times with the addition of UV drying capabilities. “All of our employees in Los Angeles are excited about this new press and its capabilities,” says Garvey. “This new installation demonstrates our strength and commitment as one of the most sophisticated, technology-driven strategic marketing partners in our industry. We are confi dent that this press will print exceptional work because we already have two KBA Rapida 205 models producing award-winning work in our facilities in the Midwest.” The Garvey Group is a network of advertising, marketing, print production, support, and fulfi llment divisions located in the Midwest and dedicated to the design, production, and distribution of graphic and electronic communication materials. Founded in 1919, The Garvey Group has additional facilities in Niles, IL, which specializes in point-of-purchase displays, packaging, and box wraps; as well as the Wisconsin cities of Sturtevant and Milwaukee, which focus on digital and custom commercial printing, marketing collateral, and distribution services. The Garvey Group’s growth has been driven by consistent ownership—three generations of Garveys—along with dedication to professionalism; utilization of the latest technologies; personal service; an eye for detail; and the quality, security, and accuracy of its work. IPMA and Ricoh Team Up to Empower In-Plant Printers to “Reach New Heights” Ricoh USA Inc. (Booth 2035), and the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) worked together for IPMA 2016, the largest in-plant event for all sectors of the in-plant industry, which took place in Denver, CO, June 20-24. Ricoh served as the event’s fi rst Diamond Sponsor, providing a series of tours of the company’s nearby facilities, partner educational sessions and networking events. This provided an opportunity for attendees to experience a hands-on look at some of the highest-performing print technologies in the market, but it also demonstrated the extent of Ricoh’s commitment to meeting with, understanding the pain points of, and serving in-plant printers. In Ricoh’s Customer Innovation Center, visitors saw a variety of devices running the kind of jobs in-plants complete every day. They had an opportunity to engage with Ricoh’s team of experts to discuss their specifi c business needs and concerns. Along with the Customer Innovation Center visit, learning sessions were available to help attendees uncover new ways to improve operations and grow their business. “IPMA is a vital organization in our industry, and its team produces a unique event for in-plant printers across numerous verticals, all over the country,” says John Fulena, Vice President, Production Printing Business Group, Ricoh USA, Inc. “Trade events such as these help us to keep open lines of dialogue with organizations in the business segments we serve, so we can make sure we are not only aware of the challenges they face, but also that we are working with them, in ways they see as valuable, to address those challenges.” 38 | September 28, 2016 | GRAPH EXPO 16 Offi cial Show Daily | PrintingNews.com


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