At the RYOBI MHI Spring Open House, we sat down with Ray Boston of Cherokee Printing to ask a few questions about their new LED-UV offset press. Pictured left to right (Don Barbour - PHS, Keiji Katayama - RYOBI MHI, Stephen Hackler - Graphics IV, Ray Boston - Cherokee Printing, Rick Jellison - Cherokee Printing, Kozac Takata - RYOBI MHI).
Q: What was the criteria you were searching to fulfill?
A: We were looking to improve our efficiency and tailor our products to the on-demand print market. By increasing our efficiency, we will free up time for other projects and relieve pressure on our staff.
Q: Why did you decide to buy the RYOBI MHI 754GX LED-UV Offset Press?
A: We have had Ryobi equipment for twenty years. In 2000, we bought a Ryobi 662 Offset Press and we have only had five service calls in fourteen years. Quality and dependability were the deciding factors.
Q: What are your future plans with the machine?
A: The ability to offer plastics along with instant delivery is going to be huge in our market. We are excited to offer new substrates to our customers.
Cherokee Printing was founded by Ray Boston in 1974. Ray came out of high school and started the company with "nothing to lose," and now he employs 12 people. Ray is proud to say he has not had to let any one of his employees go in fifteen years.
For more information on Cherokee Printing, please visit cherokeeprintingonline.com.