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The Garvey Group Adds Second KBA Rapida 205

March 2009
NILES, IL—03/16/09—KBA North America, a global press manufacturer based in Williston, VT, and Dallas, announces that The Garvey Group, a network of advertising, marketing, print production, support, and fulfillment divisions located in the Midwest, is installing its second KBA Rapida 205 81-inch six-color sheetfed press at its Niles, IL facility. This second Rapida 205, being installed nearly 24 months after the first, is specially-configured with inline UV capabilities manufactured by AMS (Air Motion Systems), which will provide both production and environmental bonuses.
“Installing two 81-inch sheetfed presses, side-by-side, in our facility sets us apart from our competitors in many distinct ways,” says Joe Kulis, chief operating officer for The Garvey Group at its Niles location. “We are the only printer in the Midwest to own this distinction. These presses demonstrate to our customers the stability and commitment of our business. It allows our customers to come for a press approval and see their UV-printed job at their fingertips. From a practical point-of-view, having the two presses next to each other allows our company to streamline our paper delivery to both presses, helps our press crews move between the two presses, and gives us the flexibility to move jobs from one press to the other.”

While the initial KBA Rapida 205 is equipped with aqueous coating capabilities, the second press shares the distinction of being equipped with UV features that provide fast turnaround, specialty substrate printing, and environmental benefits.
“Over the years, our customers have become more familiar with the advantages of UV printing,” says Kulis. “Now, we’ll be able to print those 81-inch jobs inline with UV inks and coatings at a high rate of speed. We’ll be able to offer our customers the ability to print on a variety of synthetic substrates and/or produce sharp contrasts using UV techniques. Plus, the environmental aspects of UV printing were a consideration.  We are promoting our current UV systems as a way we can reduce the VOC’s that we emit during the printing and coating process.”
The new KBA Rapida 205 81-inc sheetfed press, awarded the prestigious PIA/GATF InterTech award, features a maximum sheet size of 59.5" x 81" running at a speed of 9,000 sheets per hour (sph). The second Rapida 205 will provide a range of features, such as a fully-automatic plate changer with lifting facility for loading and unloading of the plate holders on the tower guards, automatic blanket and impression cylinder washing systems, an in-line anilox coating system and IR, UV, or hybrid drying options. It also includes KBA's Densitronic quality control system. The ACR automatic camera register control system provides a simple method for operators to obtain fast color registration. The ACR uses a camera, an integrated PC and corresponding software. The camera is used to determine any register differences, and calculated correction values are then transmitted to the lateral, circumferential and diagonal register systems on the individual printing units.


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