KBA Solidifies Super Large-Format Lead in Unites States with Rapida Press

Rand Graphics, a Wichita, KS print specialist in point-of-purchase applications, installed its five-color, 81˝ KBA Rapida 205 sheetfed press with coater at its facility in June 2011.

“Not only were we excited to install this amazing press but our customers were excited too,” says Randy Vautravers, president of Rand Graphics. “It provides them with an opportunity to create new work and it provides us with an opportunity to gain in efficiency, faster throughput, and flexibility while being one of the few printers in the country with this award-winning press.”

Philipp Lithographing, a leading ultra-high-quality large-format printer based in Grafton, WI, has been utilizing its 81˝ KBA Rapida 205 press since 2005 for packaging and point-of-purchase along with a 64˝ KBA Rapida 162A and a newly-installed six-color, 57˝ KBA Rapida 145 press on its pressroom floor.

“Having been in business for nearly 100 years, we have built an excellent reputation as a dependable, ultra-high-quality, fast-turnaround firm with superior value-added service,” says Peter Buening, president and CEO of Philipp Litho. “Our customers like to give us challenging jobs because they know we can handle them. To continue to maintain this level of service, we decided to invest in new large-format KBA presses to produce our existing work faster and more efficiently and to open up our capacity to allow for even more throughput.”

About KBA North America

KBA North America is located in Dallas and 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, smart cards and discs.

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