KBA to Present Champions in Print Stand for Innovation and Sustainability #Ipex

WURZBURG, GERMANY—03/25/10—KBA’s 800m² (8,600ft²) stand (6D560 in hall 6) at the international Ipex 2010 trade fair in Birmingham from May 18-25 will present the latest sheetfed offset technologies for commercial, book, plastics and packaging printing in small, half and medium formats, together with the associated integrated workflows and branch software. Following up the success of four years ago, the group’s broad expertise and exemplary innovation strengths as a press manufacturer are again to be gathered under the established banner “KBA: Champions in Print”.

Profitability, eco-printing and quality are important topics
While neither web presses nor large-format sheetfed offset presses will be on show in Birmingham, the KBA stand nevertheless promises to be a source of comprehensive information on unique technical and technological innovations for the company’s traditionally important commercial, packaging and newspaper printers. The efficiency and profitability of new automation modules for faster makeready, reduced waste and effective quality control, sophisticated inline finishing options and, last but not least, climate-friendly low-carbon print with alcohol-free dampening, waterless offset and enhanced energy efficiency, for example with the new KBA VariDryBlue dryers, have already been focal topics at KBA for many years.

Rapida 106: Flying JobChange and other delights
The 18,000sph Rapida 106, proud holder of the title “Makeready World Champion” since Drupa 2008, will once more be representing the KBA benchmark in medium-format sheetfed offset. The press to be seen at IPEX is a highly automated six-colour version with a DriveTronic SIS sidelay-free infeed, DriveTronic SPC dedicated plate-cylinder drives for simultaneous plate changing, on-press plate recognition and pre-registration with KBA Plate-Ident, and KBA Flying JobChange for parallel printing and makeready and thus nonstop job changeovers. The configuration also includes a coater with a viscosity-based coating supply controlled from the press console, automatic cleaning of the coating circuit and automated forme changing. The CleanTronic Synchro system for fast, parallel washing of the blankets, impression cylinders and ink rollers also contributes to extremely short makeready times. Inline colour measurement and control with KBA QualiTronic Professional, camera-assisted ACR-Control autoregistration, ecological ACS delivery (Air Cleaning System), online densitometric and spectral inking measurement and control with KBA DensiTronic Professional, including a DensiTronic PDF module to compare the content of the printed sheet to the original PDF file, and LogoTronic Professional for integrated printshop networking are further highlights of this state-of-the-art press. Equipped with accessory packages for handling board and lightweight stock, the Rapida 106 will be demonstrating cutting-edge performance and versatility with the most varied jobs on paper and board.

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