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Foster Printing Completes Move, Installs Second KBA Large-Format Press

February 8, 2011
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Another key component to maintaining its growth is the firm’s new facility. It offers an additional 6,000 sq ft of space with a custom workflow that enables Foster to be more efficient from the receiving department to pre-production to press to bindery and finally to shipping. While its workforce has not increased, Blackburn plans to add a shift for prepress and bindery when they move to an additional weekend shift.

The move to the new facility was easy and uninterrupted, according to Blackburn, because the firm worked long hours preparing for it. “We printed our last job at our old facility on Dec. 9 and printed our first job at the new facility four days later on Dec. 13,” he recalls. “We had zero downtime, which was critical to us and even more important to our customers.”

The latest KBA press installation is the fifth model for Foster Printing in its history, cementing a strong, loyal partnership.

“Foster Printing and KBA can be defined more as a friendship than a working relationship,” says Blackburn. “KBA has gone above and beyond to help make our dream come true and we look forward to a long working friendship.”

About Foster Printing

Foster Printing was established in 1922 by Walter Foster, who printed and published the widely recognized instructional Walter Foster Art Books. In 1988, the Blackburn family purchased the assets from Walter Foster and restructured the company to include printing for the trade. Today, Foster Printing caters to its trade customers, which include printers, designers, corrugators, and distributors, as well as Walter Foster Art Books. The majority of its work is color packaging, point-of-purchase displays, signage, and posters, which is printed on a variety of substrates from paper to plastics.

About KBA North America
KBA North America is located in Dallas, and a member of the KBA Group. KBA is one of the largest press manufacturers worldwide, with the broadest product range in the industry, and a key supplier to the global media industry. KBA’s core competence is the development and manufacture of technologically innovative printing systems and peripherals. The parent company is Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) with facilities in Würzburg and Radebeul, Germany.

Source: Company press release.


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