Everett Graphics Orders 10-Color KBA Rapida 106 Press with Coating Units

Pictured with the Rapida 106 on the KBA stand at drupa are Randy Perkins (left) of KBA North America, Everett Graphics President Whit Everett and Soren Larsen of KBA North America.

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY—May 14, 2012—U.S. packaging printer Everett Graphics, based in Oakland, CA, has signed up at drupa 2012 for a new-generation Rapida 106 launched at show. The press will have 10 printing and coating units and will ship as early as the end of July.

Other features this press configuration will include an optional package for printing on corrugated, a DriveTronic SIS no-sidelay infeed, a UV capability, QualiTronic inline color control and ErgoTronic ACR register control.

Everett Graphics is a leading developer and manufacturer of top-quality packaging for the food-processing, beverages, pharmaceuticals and technology industries and for health and beauty products. President Whit Everett was looking for a press that could handle extra-heavy, rigid substrates as well as corrugated.

The company’s press search was initiated three years ago, and KBA proved to be the only manufacturer offering the type of machine that its president had in mind: capable of printing coasters and even sheet metal. For Everett, the medium-format Rapida 106 is the “best packaging printing press on the market today.”

Everett Graphics was founded 30 years ago and is still a family-owned enterprise. The company is considered one of the leading folding-carton manufacturers in California and has received a string of awards for the quality of its printed and finished products.

Protecting the environment is a major corporate objective. The Rapida’s advanced level of automation, inline quality monitoring and array of waste-reducing features will help Everett Graphics to burnish its green credentials still further.

Source: KBA.

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