B&B Print Source ‘Gets More’ from its KBA Rapida 105 Press
For nearly 20 years, B&B Print Source had purchased press equipment from a different German press manufacturer. Stevenson admits he was a bit apprehensive to venture away but decided that he needed to see what other options were available in the market.
“After looking closely at the four press manufacturers and giving them two difficult press forms to print, our decision to go with KBA was easy,” says Stevenson. “We based the decision on uptime, print quality, quality control features, cost of ownership, and most important, after-sales service.”
KBA engineers presses by engineers
But Stevenson and his management group were also impressed with KBA’s manufacturing processes and the company’s insistence that Stevenson and his group travel to KBA’s factory in Germany to inspect their new press. “KBA actually builds the press for individual customers rather than for inventory, which made a positive impression on us,” says Stevenson. “During our factory tour, we bumped into the lead design engineer for the 41-inch presses as well as the CEO who, we found out, is a practicing engineer as well.”
B&B Print Source is a full-service printer, providing prepress, press, and finishing services from business cards and brochures to books and packaging. Its more than 70 knowledgeable employees are committed to managing complex projects from design to delivery. B&B Print Source is also committed to saving the environment. The firm has earned certification from the Forest Stewardship Council in order to support the growth of responsible forest management worldwide. The firm also recycles all of its wastepaper, mixes its own Toyo vegetable-based inks in-house, and encourages the use of papers with recycled content. www.bbprintsource.com
KBA North America is a member of the KBA Group, a leading global supplier of sheetfed, webfed, and digital offset presses located in Williston, Vermont. KBA is dedicated to excellence in printing technology. The company’s greatest satisfaction comes from helping its customers succeed by building presses that enable their businesses to prosper. From engineering through production, KBA’s focus is on people, providing flexible technology, customized printing solutions, and personal service to help its partners differentiate themselves and be successful today and in the future. www.kba-usa.com