Edison Litho & Printing Announces New Unique September Seminar
NORTH BERGEN, NJ—August 22, 2008—Edison Litho & Printing, one of the leading large-format litho printers in the Northeast and the only printer in North America to operate two of the largest presses in the world in the same facility, will be holding a unique seminar on the many new developments in large format printing. The half-day seminar on Tuesday September 16 begins at Edison’s 80,000 sq ft facility in North Bergen, New Jersey where the firm houses its two 81-inch sheetfed presses and continues at the nearby Secaucus (NJ) Hilton where industry experts will present their take on the growth of large format printing, its new and potential applications, and new substrates.
“Our company is unique in that we have two of the largest printing presses in the world in our facility,” says Joe Ostreicher, Edison’s vice president. “Our new KBA Rapida 205 81-inch sheetfed press gives us the additional capability of printing on substrates like plastic, vinyl, and styrene and allows us to service our customers with their entire large format printing needs. We’ve found that there are very few printers who have this ability, thus making us unique in the market.”
The seminar begins with a demonstration of Edison’s unique facility and its trio of large format presses: its newest KBA Rapida 205 81-inch six-color sheetfed press with coater and custom plastics package; an 18-month-old KBA Rapida 162 64-inch six-color sheetfed press with aqueous coater; and a second KBA Rapida 205 81-inch six-color press, installed in late 2005.
The award-winning KBA Rapida 205 81-inch six-color press, which received the prestigious PIA/GATF InterTech Award, features a maximum sheet size of 59.5 x 81-inches running at a speed of 9,000 sph. It gives Edison the ability to run paper and board stock ranging from 80 lb to 48 pt. Plus, it is the first press of this size to offer a wide range of features such as a fully-automatic plate changer, automatic blanket and impression cylinder washing systems, inline anilox coating system and drying options such as IR, UV, or hybrid. New technology and automation also includes KBA’s Densitronic quality control system, and inline perforating and slitting to the press. An automatic camera register control system provides an extremely efficient system for fast color registration on a press of this size.