KBA’s New Customer Center is User and Environmentally Friendly

Chris Travis, director of technology, demonstrates the KBA Customer Center's webcam and how closely he can show a customer a particular aspect of the press.

Beyond the center within a 30-minute radius are four prominent KBA customers: Cartamundi, Southern Champion Tray, Branch Smith and Motivating Graphics.

• Cartamundi, a major producer of card products and rising commercial packaging printer, is utilizing its new customized KBA Rapida 106 five-over-five 41˝ sheetfed perfector press with full UV capabilities, coating and board kit.

• Southern Champion Tray, a large international packaging printer of paperboard, boxes, trays, and other paper food packaging for bakery and food service, started production in September 2010 on its new KBA Rapida 106 41˝ seven-color sheetfed press.

• Branch-Smith Printing, an award-winning family-owned printer of publications, catalogs, and books based in Fort Worth, TX, operates a KBA Rapida 130 51˝ eight-color four-over-four perfector press with a roll sheeter.

• Motivating Graphics, a commercial and packaging printer, has a host of KBA presses including a new Rapida 162 64˝ press.

For those who can not make the commitment to visit the Dallas facility, KBA continues its unique webcam operation. The new webcam demonstration, training, and application testing program for its current customers and future customers, available only from KBA, allows printers to sit in the comfort of their office and view a KBA press demonstration in the KBA Customer Center in Dallas or experience their very own applications being printed on a KBA press. The printer can ask questions in real time and see up close, via portable webcams, the special features of the press as it is printing a job.

The Customer Center is equipped with a KBA Genius 52UV 20˝ and a KBA Rapida 75 23×29˝ press.

The versatile Genius 52UV, the recipient of the prestigious Printing Industries of America InterTech award, is the world’s first waterless UV sheetfed offset press making it a ‘must-have’ option for printers who care about the environment. The Genius 52 UV handles a maximum sheet size of 14-3/16×20” at the rate of 8,000 sheets per hour. With keyless inking, waterless technology, automatic plate changing and digital controls, Genius is the makeready champion of its class, capable of speeding from job to job in under ten minutes. Its fast setup time is reflected in the number of makeready sheets it requires—an average of 25. Most impressive is Genius’ ability to print on a seemingly infinite array of substrates, including plastics, cardboard and paper. In fact, its plastic printing capabilities alone produce a range of possibilities that include PVC, PC, PS, ABS, and PET.

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