Georgia Power is the largest of the four electric utilities owned and operated by Southern Company. All of Southern Company's printing is done at the Georgia Power Prepress & Printing Services department in Atlanta, GA.
This team prints bill inserts, newsletters, brochures, business cards, stationary, and anything Southern Company needs with 24 hour turnaround times. Georgia Power recently purchased a RYOBI MHI 764XL Offset Press from Paper Handling Solutions (PHS).
We met up with Bobby Jenkins (Center) and Willie Green (Right) to ask a few questions about Georgia Power's newly installed RYOBI MHI 764XL. Also pictured, Paul Hynes (Left) of PHS.
Q: What was the criteria you were searching to fulfill?
A: Quality and speed were the determining factors. We also needed to reduce time from prepress to press, and wanted to make a long term investment able to take us deep into the future.
Q: Why did you decide to buy the RYOBI MHI 764XL?
A: It is a myth that the printing industry is on the way out. Our volume is up over the past five years, so we began our search to upgrade our old offset press and asked, "Do we want to go offset or digital?" We found the quality, speed, and efficiency of offset outweighs the capabilities of digital.
In the past, we sent jobs to our prepress department on CDs, but with RYOBI MHI's job automation platform we can send jobs via the Internet and reduce our prepress to press time. The 764XL was a great fit because we could customize the machine to our exact specifications and it was able to adapt to our limited amount of floor space.
Q: What are your future plans with the machine?
A: We are excited to discover the full capabilities of the RYOBI MHI 764XL. We often receive a job then figure out how to do it later. We know we will receive high quality prints from the 764XL and PHS will guide us along the way because they treat our problems as if they are theirs.
About Georgia Power
The Georgia Power Prepress & Printing Services department has been in operation for 100 years. In 1991, they moved from Northside to the Georgia Power headquarters in downtown Atlanta, GA to keep up with technology. They have a "bring it, we will do it" mentality with the ability to flexibly meet the growing needs of Southern Company.
For more information on Georgia Power, visit www.georgiapower.com.
About Paper Handling Solutions
In 1992, Paper Handling Solutions (PHS) was founded on the simple philosophy of bringing the latest technology and excellent support to our customers. PHS is staffed by a highly motivated team of professionals who are driven to provide unbeatable customer service. This dedication has created lasting customer relationships.
For more information on PHS, visit www.paperhandlingsolutions.com.
RYOBI MHI 760 Series
The RYOB MHI 760 Series offers cost performance while meeting the demands of today's printing market for short turnaround time, high quality, and low printing cost. The wide printing areas of 765 x 545 mm (30.12" x 21.46") [XL type: 765 x 580 mm (30.12" x 22.83")] enable a greater range of applications.