Tempt, a Quad/Graphics Co., Will Install New 81″ KBA Rapida This Summer

From left to right: Ian Cheske, offset first press operator; and Mike Draver, president of Tempt In-Store Productions, a Quad/Graphics company, discuss a project at Tempt’s existing 64" KBA Rapida sheetfed press in New Berlin, WI.

DALLAS—February 20, 2014—KBA North America announces that Tempt In-Store Productions, a Quad/Graphics co., will be installing a new KBA Rapida 205, the world’s largest sheetfed press, at its New Berlin, WI, facility, in the summer of 2014.

The new super-large-format press is capable of printing point-of-purchase, signage, posters, displays and graphics of all kinds up to 81″ by 59″ (1.51×2.05 meters) in size. Equipped with a wide range of automated technologies such as automatic plate changing and UV drying capabilities that allow for printing on almost any substrate, the press delivers extremely high print quality with low makeready times.

“At Tempt we are committed to using the highest level of technology in order to minimize cost and turnaround time for our customers,” said Mike Draver, president of Tempt. “We are serious about providing the broadest range of in-store marketing solutions that help retailers and marketers achieve their business goals.”

The new 81″ KBA Rapida 205 sheetfed press, awarded the prestigious PIA InterTech award, features a maximum sheet size of 59.5×81″ running at a speed of 9,000 sheets per hour (sph). Its range of features include a fully-automatic plate changer with lifting facility for loading and unloading of the plate holders on the tower guards, automatic blanket and impression cylinder washing systems, an inline anilox coating system and IR, UV, or hybrid drying options. It also includes KBA’s Densitronic quality control system. The ACR automatic camera register control system provides a simple method for operators to obtain fast color registration. The camera is used to determine any register differences, and calculated correction values are then transmitted to the lateral, circumferential and diagonal register systems on the individual printing units.

“We commend Quad/Graphics for this important capital equipment investment in this new super large format 81″ KBA offset press,” noted Steve Korn, director of national and key accounts for KBA North America. “This 81″ KBA press will enable Quad’s Tempt division to provide the highest quality super large-format offset printing on paper, board, andplastic all with ultimate ease. Accompanied by a high level kit of purpose-chosen KBA technology, this asset will provide Quad with a competitive edge well into the foreseeable future thereby providing a most comprehensive in-store marketing solution for its customers.”

The new press complements Tempt’s existing 64″ KBA Rapida sheetfed press and represents the latest step in Tempt’s mission to build a nationwide in-store marketing platform that delivers the best possible solutions with the latest technology. In 2013, Tempt added a new Inca S50i large-format digital UV flatbed press at its New Berlin, WI, facility, and a new Inca Q40i large-format digital UV flatbed device to itsSouthern California operations in Huntington Beach. The company also serves international customers by utilizing the large-format printing capabilities of Quad/Graphics’ plants in Europe and Latin America.

About Tempt In-Store Productions
Tempt In-Store Productions is a Quad/Graphics co. that provides in-store marketing materials and programs for many of the nation’s leading retailers and brand marketers. Tempt offers extensive production expertise and resources to develop attention-getting, sales-driving shopper marketing programs in conjunction with other Quad/Graphics solutions. From design and prototype services through large-format printing, finishing operations and customized kit packing, Tempt works with customers to create a destination in-store.

About KBA North America

KBA North America is located in Dallas, and is a member of the KBA Group. Established almost 200 years ago in Wuerzburg, Germany, Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) is the oldest and second largest press manufacturer worldwide. KBA’s banner, ‘People & Print’, reflects its dual focus as a leading innovator for print entrepreneurs. The group’s product range is the broadest in the industry; its portfolio includes commercial and newspaper web presses, sheetfed offset presses in all format classes, inkjet systems and presses, special presses for banknotes, securities, metal-decorating, smartcards, glass and plastic decorating, and flexible substrate systems.

Source: KBA.

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