KBA, Toyo Ink Align to Promote UV Production in Sheetfed Offset Presses
RADEBEUL, Germany — May 31, 2016 — Press manufacturer KBA-Sheetfed Solutions, a company belonging to the German Koenig & Bauer Group, and Japanese ink manufacturer Toyo Ink, have announced their global collaboration in promoting UV production in sheetfed offset.
The agreement follows a raft of extensive technical and technological tests of Toyo UV inks on all KBA Rapida sheet offset press series from half to large format. The test results showed that out of all the UV curing systems including the highly reactive HR and UV LED inks, Toyo UV inks together with high-end Rapida sheetfed offset presses from KBA, currently offer the best combination available for UV printing. This is particularly true when used in connection with consumables from the KBA PressConsum range.
Dirk Winkler, head of print technology at KBA-Sheetfed, is convinced that the collaboration with Toyo as ‘the preferred partner’ when it comes to developing and optimizing all UV curing systems unlocks huge potential. “Continual optimization and quality controls through the daily use in our customer and training centers leads to a constant, highly quality at our joint users," he comments. What is more, the long-term alliance with Toyo offers the best prerequisites for enhancing performance and quality in UV offset.
Even today many Rapida users bank on the UV and UV LED production inks from Toyo Ink in particular with great success. KBA therefore recommends Toyo Flash Dry inks especially for the innovative LED-UV process. All UV presses in the KBA-Sheetfed customer and training center will print with Toyo inks in the future. This is also true of the UV LED presses exhibited on the KBA Group’s stand at drupa 2016. Toyo will also be on-hand with inks and personnel.
With this alliance both companies aim to promote the advantages of UV production for users and increase its market acceptance and comprehensive implementation. The inks will continue to be available exclusively from Toyo’s dealer network.