Mosaic is First U.S. Install of a KBA Rapida 75 Five-Color Press

While Mosaic’s management did investigate presses from three other press manufacturers, its pre-existing relationship with KBA positively influenced its decision to purchase another KBA press. “KBA and Mosaic are true business partners,” says Zelepsky. “From their service to their training they have positioned their interest in Mosaic with vested responsiveness. KBA has a fine reputation for quality and innovation. We feel they signature their technology with cutting edge processes that translates into our being able to deliver a superior product.”

Mosaic believes that with the acquisition of its 23×29-inch KBA Rapida 75 its market share of this size press jobs will continue to increase. “The increased speed and ease-of-use gives us a tremendous edge over our competitors,” says Zelepsky. “Being able to handle all different sizes in a turn-key format has always been a major prerequisite in purchasing equipment and technology at Mosaic.”

Timing on installing the new KBA press was perfect for Mosaic, as the firm was in the process of retiring one of its older presses. The space becoming available was a good fit for the incoming KBA Rapida 75 with room to spare.

“Mosaic’s customer profile is its passion for printing, its innovative use of technology, its cutting-edge quality processes, and its environmental responsibility,” says Ed Heffernan, KBA district sales manager. “We are pleased to be true business partners with Mosaic and continue their success with another fine press from KBA.”

Keys to success

“Being proactive, providing innovative alternative solutions and savings to our customers while maintaining a sense of urgency, especially in a down economy, is our key to success,” says Zelepsky. “Mosaic builds partnerships with our customers one job at a time.”

Mosaic is a premier print communication company specializing in Commercial, Digital, and Waterless Printing, Direct Mail Distribution and Web to Print Solutions. The company’s custom-designed eco-friendly facility is located in Cheverly, MD, just outside Washington, DC, and only 40 minutes outside the city of Baltimore. Since 1948, Mosaic has provided unparalleled quality and service to advertising agencies, design firms, associations and corporations throughout the country. The 140-employee firm has steadily grown over the years and has been recognized by the Washington Business Journal as the fifth largest printing company in the Washington DC metro region. Mosaic is proud to be a six year recipient of the “Best Workplace in the Americas” Award by the PIA/GATF organizations. In 2007, the firm was presented with the Art Directors Partnership Award by the ADCMW recognizing its involvement and contributions among the design community including its environmental initiatives.

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