Dome to Add Super-Large Format, Super-Speed Sheetfed Offset Capabilities with Two KBA Rapidas
LAS VEGAS and SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Dome is excited to announce a partnership with KBA that brings the 81" KBA Rapida 205, and the 41" Rapida 106 UV perfector to its growing operation. With these purchases, Dome is taking a bold step into the world of super-large format and super-speed sheetfed offset printing.
Misha Pavlov, Dome's president explains, “The KBA Rapida 205’s XXL sheet size with five-color UV printing, on substrates up to 48 points at 9,000 sheets per hour is the perfect addition to our business. This is a game-changer for Northern California, Oregon, Northern Nevada, and Washington, enabling Dome to serve customers and prospects in these markets better than anyone, as this is the only 81" press in the area. The Rapida 106, 10 color UV perfecting press allows us to do what we already do so well, but better and faster. Who doesn’t love that?”
The super-large format Rapida gives Dome the versatility and speed that is essential to the in-store signage and display segments of retail marketing. The Rapida 106 is a 10-color, double coater, full interdeck UV with perfecting at 10,000 to 18,000 sheets per hour. This fully loaded press will bring quality, efficiency and greater productivity while offering high-end coating applications previously not offered in-house.
These new presses will be up and running by the end of this year and will not only enhance services to existing clients but open doors to new verticals. Tim Poole, Dome’s CEO and partner states, “The new press acquisitions are in alignment with Dome’s core strategic initiatives. We are positioning ourselves to provide not only the highest quality products to our clients, but continue to drive down our cost by being the most efficient printing facility in the U.S. market.”
The signing of the agreements happened in Las Vegas at the GlobalShop 2017 Store Design, Planning and Merchandising Expo. “Everything came together and we are here at GlobalShop, which is the world’s largest annual show for retail experts,” says Bob Poole, Dome CMO and partner, “and this is the place to share our big news. Our retail clients are here and the enlarged print format of the 81" and the versatility of the 10-color adds creative options to their display designers.”
Sherwin Poorsina, executive VP of sales, states, "Dome continues to differentiate itself from our industry by offering software solutions to our retail clients, broad product lines, and a customer-centric culture. I truly believe that our clients understand what Dome's value is — bringing total cost of ownership.”