KBA Hosts 'Commercial Printing. Competence. Network. 2014' Event in Radebeul, Germany

Ralf Sammeck, KBA executive vice-president for the sheetfed product house, welcomed over 250 print pundits from 22 countries to “Commercial Printing. Competence. Network.” at the training centre in Radebeul, Germany.

Martin Wenk, executive board member of agency Jung von Matt/Neckar in Stuttgart, showed examples of successful ad campaigns.

The theoretical part of the event was followed by print demos on seven Rapida presses in the KBA training center.

Product manager Anja Hagedorn spoke about “flexibility in printing.”

Anja Hagedorn showed fast work and turn, plus inline perforation on a Rapida 75 featuring LED-UV curing.

Jens Baumann presented the 10-color Rapida 106 with perfecting and simultaneous plate changing.

Head of sheetfed marketing Walter Hartmann directly compared HR-UV and LED-UV on an eight-color Rapida 105 perfecting press.

High-quality print samples were the subject of great interest.

Sascha Fischer, head of KBA Complete Services and key account manager Europe, focused on workflow topics.

KBA demonstrated its Flying JobChange capability also on a large-format press which printed brochures in various languages. Wolfgang Ley, head of the KBA customer center, outlined the process steps on the Rapida 145.

Dirk Winkler, head of head of print technology at KBA, displayed the world premiere of LED-UV curing in large format.

Simultaneous printing and makeready: even the experts couldn’t keep up with the pace of KBA’s Flying JobChange.

Celebrating and cheering: many participants were keen to watch the last World Cup preliminary round game, Germany versus USA, in the evening.

The commercial printers enjoyed the breaks outside in the sunshine with snacks.