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KBA Closed 2011 with 10 Sheetfed Press Installations in the Southeast Region

March 5, 2012
DALLAS—March 5, 2012—KBA North America announces that it has set a new record with the installation of 10 presses at customers in the Southeast region during 2011. The press models range from the award-winning Genius 52 UV 20˝ press to the large-format Rapida 142 56˝ press.
 
“We are pleased to partner with many outstanding printing firms and provide them with KBA’s high-quality printing presses,” says Mark Hischar, president and CEO of KBA North America. “Sam Creel, the regional sales manager in the Southeast, has worked diligently with these firms to provide his knowledge and expertise and supply a seamless installation during the past year.”
 
During the first quarter of 2011, Malnove, the largest independent folding carton manufacturer in North America, equipped its Jacksonville, FL, facility with a new KBA Rapida 142 56˝ seven-color sheetfed press with anilox coater and delivery extension. Malnove chose the press to take advantage of its full array of automation, such as the unique KBA DensiTronic Pro technology, a combined density and color measuring system for quality control both during and after printing, and its automatic plate changing system that changes all the plates on the press sequentially, thus increasing productivity and saving critical time. The new KBA Rapida 142 will also enable Malnove to continue its growth in inline UV printing.
 
A leading Southern paperboard packaging manufacturer with a diverse array of customers added a KBA Rapida 142 56˝ seven-color press to its facility. It is using the new KBA press to provide packaging to the food, medical/pharmaceutical, candy, tobacco, automotive, household product, apparel, sports equipment, and toy markets.
 
First-time customer Artistic Color Graphics, a Chattanooga, TN, printer installed a KBA Rapida 105 41˝ six-color press with UV during 2011. This commercial printer, boasting several decades of experience, offers an array of services—from prepress to variable data printing and fulfilment—and produces annual reports, brochures, art prints, manuals, catalogs, calendars, booklets and static cling.
 
A KBA Genius 52 20˝ press joined an existing KBA Rapida 105 41˝ seven-color press with digital CIP4 during 2011 at Marshall & Bruce Printing, a Nashville-based specialist in general commercial printing and packaging and fulfillment services.

“We are quite impressed with the Genius’ ability to print excellent quality on an extremely wide variety of substrates across a broad caliper spectrum,” says Chip Smith, president of Marshall & Bruce. “We plan to use the Genius in conjunction with our KBA Rapida 105 press where both will be required to run high-end commercial, point-of-purchase, and packaging work on a variety of substrates. We also plan to print projects for the gift card and horticultural markets on the Genius.”
 

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