RYOBI, as a company was a late starter in the field of printing press manufacturers, especially for mid-size and larger presses. From that standpoint, the company understood that they could never succeed merely by offering the same type of products that are available from other OEM printing press manufacturers.
The challenge for product development was to come up with presses different from those of their competitors. Ryobi needed to understand their customer needs better than other companies and develop products that met those needs.
Their commitment to that concept enabled them to build printing presses that excite the marketplace and offer solutions that had previously been ignored. Today, previously owned Ryobi presses remain a very popular option on the offset machinery market.
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Frequently asked questions
What are some common alternatives to the Ryobi brand?
The other Japanese manufacturer, Komori, is comparable.
Where can I buy a Ryobi press?
You can only buy a brand new Ryobi through their dealer network, to acquire a pre-owned machine you would utilize an expert like APT.
What makes Ryobi a better brand?
Ryobi is a quality product, manufacturer, and OEM. They started making presses after the Second World War, so they’ve been in the business for a long time. Albeit a smaller brand, Ryobi is a niche-oriented manufacturer, their niche being small offset presses. Ryobi brought big manufacturer quality and expertise to the small offset market. If you are looking for a small offset press, Ryobi really can’t be beaten.
How do you evaluate the price of a Ryobi machine?
As with any purchase, you need to look at the whole picture: the quality, the expertise of the people you’re working with, and the overall value. Direct drive technology relies on technology so that is a bit of an Achilles heal. Ryobi tried to transition that tech to intermediate machines, but they tend to shed value quicker than Komori, as they use older direct drive technology to drive down the manufacturing cost.
What kind of maintenance is required with a Ryobi machine?
Ryobi printing presses do require a bit of maintenance, more than Komori, especially if it's an intermediate machine. This is because they are trying to compete with them, and have cut a few corners to do so; they have worked hard to make their presses user-friendly, and simplified so much, that you can mess things up as an operator. If you are looking to get a Ryobi you will need to make a substantial investment in maintenance.
What's the best machine?
The 755 Series is the best Ryobi offers, as it is the most modern and therefore is considered their flagship machine as it happens to be the model that they sell the most of.
Are there common problems associated with this brand?
The most common problems with this brand are that they require a lot of maintenance and have a greater than average decline in retained value.
What should you look for in the buying process?
"Do you have the maintenance records?" Having the records is crucial in the buying decision as maintenance is so important with the Ryobi line.