Travel Tags Orders KBA Rapida UV Press to Support Value Card Manufacturing
INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn.—August 6, 2015—To maintain its top quality production, impressive customer service and technological innovation that sets the company apart from its competition, Travel Tags, a leading award-winning provider of stored value card manufacturing and manufacturer of lenticular, 3D, animation and motion graphics solutions, will be adding a new KBA UV sheetfed press.
“This sleek new KBA press is an investment in our customers,” said Mark Smolik, Travel Tags operations manager. “It will enable us to continue to serve them quickly, accurately and cost-effectively for years to come. The new press is part of our ongoing plan to ensure we’re aligned with our customers’ needs and to continue to provide the highest quality product possible. It will help us not only meet our customers’ on-time needs but also in meeting and exceeding their high quality expectations.”
The print specialists at Travel Tags investigated other printing press manufacturers and decided to purchase a new KBA based on performance and service. “We’ve been fortunate to have installed several other KBA presses and have had them in service for several years," relayed Smolik. "The machines have performed very well and support from KBA has been good.”
"We are truly excited about the new KBA Rapida press investment made by Travel Tags,” commented Steve Korn, KBA director of national and key accounts.
About Travel Tags
Travel Tags, founded in 1973, is comprised of two main lines of business: stored value card manufacturing and services under the Travel Tags brand, and specialty and promotional printing within the Virtual Images brand. Travel Tags is a premier designer, manufacturer and fulfillment house of unique gift card solutions. Each year the firm produces hundreds of millions of gift cards and ships them across the globe to some of the most recognized brands in the world. Its customer-focused solutions have earned it the most coveted industry accolades, including the International Card Manufacturer's Élan Award, People’s Choice Award, Judges Choice Award and Best Gift Card of the year. Virtual Images helps well-known entertainment, advertising and retail brands communicate in unique and compelling ways through its extensive collection of lenticular, 3D, animation and motion graphics solutions. Its design staff, located in southern California and St. Paul, Minnesota, are among the world's most skilled in these technologies. Virtual Images is a pioneer in the industry and holds a family of lenticular patents across product categories. Today, Travel Tags has positioned itself as one of the largest gift card manufacturers in the United States, with reach around the globe.
About KBA North America
KBA North America is located in Dallas and is 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 sheetfed offset presses in all format classes, commercial and newspaper web presses, inkjet systems and presses, flexographic presses, special presses for banknotes, securities, metal-decorating, smart cards, glass and plastic decorating.