Little Mountain Printing Doubles Capacity with RMGT 9 Series Press
Little Mountain Printing, based in Myerstown, Pa., installed the RMGT 9 Series press in October of last year. The company plans to host an open house March 30-31, 2017, for its customers and members of the local community to come in and see the new press up and running, and get a better idea of what it can do The new RMGT 9 Series press replaces an older machine that was starting to have quality control issues, notes Wesley Gingrich, operations director for the shop. He also noted that, increasingly, parts were becoming hard to find for that machine, so they made the decision to upgrade to something new, with a good support network in place.
As a bonus, says Gingrich, the shop is experiencing massive gains in speed and productivity. “Before we could only run about 8,000 sheets per hour, and our max sheet size was 19×25,” he notes. “This press increased what we can run by almost four times — we can run twice as fast and twice the size as we could on our old press. The RMGT press really increased the production of our shop, and the quality is a lot better than what we had. We can print some nice work now.”
Little Mountain Printing focuses mainly on catalog printing and newsletters, and also produces its own regular publications that go out to clients and others in the local community. It is through those publications that the shop is doing the bulk of the advertising for their open house event which, Gingrich notes, they tend to have every few years when they have something new and exciting to share.
“We have the general public come in and seeing how printing works, and show them that we do more than just printing,” he points out, noting the shop is full service, offering everything from design services to mailing and fulfillment options, and the new press opens up the ability to do additional work, as well as save customers money on longer runs with the increased speed and 8up capabilities.
“We are incredibly honored to be part of Little Mountain’s story,” said Jim Lundy, G.E. Richards, the northeast distributor for RMGT in the U.S. “We are excited to participate in their open house, and help them demonstrate to their clients all the benefits the RMGT 9 Series will bring to every job they do. We look forward to continuing to work with them for many years to come as they continue to grow their operations.”
Little Mountain is also hosting a “lunch and learn” event prior to the open house, where current customers can learn how the new press will impact their jobs and the new opportunities it provides.
Davis & Henderson to be bought by Texas equity company
Davis & Henerson Canada’ largest cheque printer is being bought by Austin Texas equity firm Vista Equity for $4.8 billion. D+H goes back to the late 1800’s and under Lyman Henderson became largest printer of cheques in Canada. They have over 90% of the personal cheque business in Canada. Almost all major banks in Canada use D+H. Davis and Henderson in the last 20 years have expanded into other services for the banking industry. D+H is a publicly listed company on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Lyman Henderson took over the running of D+H after the second world war from his father . He took it from a general commercial printer into one of Canada’s most specialized printers in the 60’s and 70’s. He sold the company to Data Business Forms (part of Mclean Hunter at the time) in the 80’s. After Mclean Hunter was split up D+H was taken public as an investment trust. Lyman Henderson later wrote for Graphic Monthly for years and spoke at industry events. He was also active in the Canadian Printing Industries Association. He was also a member of the Order of Canada.