Colbert Packaging, a provider of paperboard packaging solutions, has installed a new Ryobi MHI Graphic Technology (RMGT) sheet-fed offset printing press in its Kenosha, Wisconsin, facility. The model 1050LX delivers production and cost efficiency to both customers and employees to satisfy demand for higher volumes and increased capacity.

In keeping with its model of Safe, Smart, and Sustainable paperboard packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical, healthcare and consumer brands markets, this press minimizes waste by reducing the paper, inks and time required for a typical production run. Colbert’s press operators see the advantages through its leading-edge monitor system with full video integration, automated quality control and advanced features that reduce downtime. Maintenance time has significantly improved to less than 25% of what presses required as little as five years ago.

“This investment in capital equipment aligns with our vision for the future and our commitment to our customers,” said Colbert VP of Operations, Bill Snyder. “Building on our technology, speed and capacity enables our employees to work smarter and satisfies customer demand."

Other key features of the 1050LX press include:

  • Windows-based tablet with pre-installed, customized controls for portable access by operators
  • Removable trays for cleaning
  • Three precision cameras
  • Anti-scratching technology
  • Improved make-ready time 
  • Up to 17,000 sheets per hour, with significant waste reduction