KBA Rapida 105 Mated with Atlantic Zeiser’s Delta 105i Print Module for Sheet Coding

EMMINGEN/DÜSSSELDORF, GERMANY—May 7, 2012—The Atlantic Zeiser Group, a leading developer and supplier of modules and integrated end-to-end system solutions for industrial digital and security printing, will demonstrate at drupa how its Delta 105i high-speed digital printer can be integrated into the new generation Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) sheetfed offset Rapida 105.

The collaboration enables printers to realize a wider range of special applications and opens up new business sectors with cost-efficient sheet printing. This combination ensures maximum print quality and speeds between 7,500 and 14,000 sheets per hour.

Ideal for coding and serializing, the innovative Delta industrial digital printing technology from Atlantic Zeiser will be integrated into the Rapida 105. It is designed for high offset speeds of up to 240 m/min at a resolution of up to 600 dpi. Comprehensive market analyses have demonstrated that hybrid solutions, the combination of offset and digital printing technology, are the future of printing. Until now, the high quality levels and speeds permitted by offset printing were unobtainable from standard digital printing technologies so far.

Increasing demands of printing industry
The innovative DoD inkjet printing systems developed in-house by Atlantic Zeiser fulfill these challenging demands. They are an ideal inline integration and high-performance addition to modern offset systems such as the KBA Rapida 105. Added to this is the need for versatility in printing variable data onto different materials without extended setup times making industrial digital printing systems such as the DELTA a highly effective, cost-efficient solution.

Ultimately, the latest developments in product printing must be adopted. Legal requirements and the rapidly growing number of product forgeries make high quality, individual coding and serializing a necessity for product tracking and forgery protection on individual packs. The 2D Datamatrix barcodes required to do this can be optimally printed by digital printing systems from Atlantic Zeiser and checked directly and inline via integrated verification solutions such as Vericam. This also facilitates transparent quality management and sustainable quality assurance.

Carl-Michael Heüveldop, Chief Marketing Officer, Atlantic Zeiser, comments: “We anticipated the market’s need for individual coding and serializing of products with variable data early on. Developments within the EU to implement binding national regulations for standardized product and coding and serializing for product traceability of pharmaceutical goods by 2013 underline the market opportunities; and this is just one defined market sector.

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