KBA Presents Interactive Booth with drupa-Launched Products at GRAPH EXPO 2012
DALLAS—September 12, 2012—Bringing its well-founded success from drupa 2012 and the positive atmosphere of Germany’s Oktoberfest, KBA North America will be highlighting its array of new presses at GRAPH EXPO in Booth 2227 from October 7-10, 2012 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. The booth will be encompassed by a comfortable lounge atmosphere with German beer and sausages where attendees can learn more about its popular sheetfed, web, and digital products and services.
“We look forward to welcoming GRAPH EXPO attendees to our interactive, informative booth,” says Mark Hischar, president and CEO of KBA North America. “A major emphasis of our GRAPH EXPO exhibit will be a dedicated team of knowledgeable factory-trained technical experts from our Service Select Program with systems that can go live and online to your KBA press in your plant and see what KBA can do to help your company ‘raise the bar’. They will be able to perform press or plant audits, training and education for press operators, press upgrades, and many other indispensable services. We see a distinct trend in our industry for continual process improvement whether it is in gaining greater efficiencies, improved productivity, additional training or higher quality standards. Our Service Select Program delivers these results.”
A special dedicated area of the KBA booth will be devoted to educating attendees about Service Select. Attendees will be able to see live press analysis presented by the firm’s highly-knowledgeable technical team brought in especially for GRAPH EXPO. Service Select is a complete line of customized service products designed to maximize the productivity and profitability of a customer’s KBA press. An array of programs is available for KBA’s entire line of presses–from the small footprint 20˝ Genius to the 81˝ large-format Rapida 205—and are designed to maximize the customer’s return-on-investment (ROI) and minimize costly downtime.
KBA will also present its drupa 2012 offerings via a video review for attendees to watch. One of the most highly-anticipated debuts for KBA was its entry into high-volume digital print with the KBA RotaJET 76, an inkjet web press. It will initially target printers of books, brochures, commercials, direct mail and magazines. Another attention-getter is the brand-new 57˝ Rapida 145 sheetfed press featuring a maximum production speed of 17,000 sph in straight printing; 15,000 sph in perfecting mode with a new perfecting unit; and equipped with a new coater concept; automated pile logistics; SIS sidelay-free infeed and DriveTronic SPC direct drives for fast, simultaneous plate changing; and QualiTronic ICR inline register control.
The video review also includes the world makeready champion—the 41˝ Rapida 106 press—which can now print at a record-breaking speed of 20,00 sph. Small-scale printers are being drawn to KBA’s new, 18,000 sph 29˝ Rapida 76 with dedicated plate-cylinder drives. Producers of flexible packaging are particularly interested in the new Varius 80 variable-format web offset press from KBA-MePrint. The Commander CL (newspaper) and C16 (commercial) web press offerings will be seen via video review as well.
About GRAPH EXPO 2012
Recognized as the most expansive exhibition in the Americas of offset, digital and hybrid technologies, products and services for the commercial, transactional, converting and package printing, publishing, mailing, in-plant, photo imaging and marketing industries, this year’s “Print Integrated” themed GRAPH EXPO will offer an exciting show-going experience for a diverse spectrum of attendees. The tradeshow will present the latest graphic communications technologies in live equipment demonstrations across the show floor and education on the most in-demand products and newest profit-making opportunities. For more information about GRAPH EXPO and to register, visit: www.graphexpo.com. Follow the show on Twitter: #GraphExpo.
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.