KBA to Spotlight Extensive New Advanced Printing Technology at drupa

Drupa 2012 is set to run May 3-16, 2012, in Düsseldorf, Germany.

DALLAS—April 19, 2012—KBA North America is eagerly anticipating the opening of Drupa 2012 to put on display an array of new press technology. The firm’s drupa slogan “sprinting ahead” serves to spotlight the encouraging opportunities for print in the multimedia age. As an innovative press manufacturer, KBA intends to remain active in helping to shape the future of print.

The international trade fair, held every four years, is scheduled for May 3-16 in Düsseldorf, Germany. KBA has booked a large 37,700-sq.ft. stand in Hall 16, Stand C47 as the showcase for its many new developments for sheetfed, digital and web offset printers.

“At drupa, KBA will remain the strongest and most innovative press manufacturer with the latest groundbreaking technology,” says Mark Hischar, president and CEO of KBA North America. “We have continued to invest in R&D and, in fact, KBA moved up in 2011 to #11 in the Wall Street Journal for the Patent Board’s Heavy Industrial Equipment industry scorecard.

“By posting profits for our third year in a row, KBA stands alone in this industry with solid, sustainable financials and is, therefore, the perfect partner. For this reason, we have grown market share in recent years and in many cases new customers have become repeat customers.”

KBA will be displaying this groundbreaking new technology at drupa:

• The KBA RotaJET 76 high-volume web-fed inkjet press

• New Rapida 145 57˝ latest-generation large-format printing at 17,000 sph

• Rapida 105 41˝ in a hybrid offset/inkjet version

• Rapida 106 41˝ running at 20,000 sph

• Rapida 76 29˝ running at 18,000 sph

• Varius 80 roll-fed waterless UV for flexible substrates

• Genius 52UV with new envelope feeder and rainbow printing

Commander CL web offset structure with a new compact printing unit featuring semi- and fully automatic plate changing as well as a the 16-page commercial press KBA C16 structure spotlighting further optimization for fast job changes with short and medium runs, together with its new low-maintenance quarterfold module and user-oriented console.

About KBA
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.

Source: KBA.

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