KBA to Highlight drupa Introductions and New Partnerships at Graph Expo 16
DALLAS — September 1, 2016 — Building on its success at drupa 2016 in Germany at the extraordinarily triumphant trade fair event in May, KBA North America will be discussing its new technology with the North American audience at Graph Expo and its strong commitment to the industry. Its primary focus will be on its sheetfed offset innovations, customer success stories, and leadership in large format. KBA North America will be in attendance at Booth 1435 at Graph Expo 2016 from Sept. 25-28 in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center North.
“KBA certainly made headlines at drupa with its many technological achievements and introductions as well as its partnerships with leading corporations,” says Mark Hischar, president and CEO of KBA North America. “For those who couldn’t make it to Germany, we’re bringing that news to our North American audience in Orlando. Our expert sales staff and knowledgeable service team will be on hand to deliver in-depth technological information for those seeking to increase their productivity, throughput, and bottom line with KBA presses from digital to offset to flexo to newspapers.”
The KBA booth will be buzzing with excitement over the introduction of the KBA VariJET 106 hybrid sheetfed inkjet press with its partner Xerox Corp., which garnered tremendous attention at drupa. This industrial digital sheetfed press for the folding carton market integrates Xerox Impika inkjet technology into the KBA Rapida 106 press platform. The modular KBA VariJET will permit the combination of conventional printing and finishing technologies with digital inkjet printing in a hybrid press. It can be configured with up to seven inkjet colors and it offers print speeds of up to 4,500 sph in 29.5x41.7˝. Its modular concept enables the combination of digital inkjet printing with optional in-line capabilities such as printing units, coating, cold foil application, rotary die-cutting, creasing and perforating.
For those interested in the fast-growing flexible packaging market, KBA-Flexotecnica will be discussing its new CI flexo NEO XD LR HYBRID introduced at drupa. It is engineered for printing with solvent and water-based inks as well as curing ink systems, such as UV-LED and EB. With up to twelve colors, a cut-of up to 1,250mm, a maximum web width of 2,000mm and a maximum printing speed of up to 600m/min, in terms of automation and operation this extremely innovative press meets various production demands in flexible packaging. This newest flexo evolution developed by KBA-Flexotecnica embodies the latest amazing features found on the new generation of the “X” EVO XD and EVO XG series from KBA-Flexotecnica. These include innovative solutions aimed at assuring added productivity even with the shortest of print runs, excellent print quality and the eco-friendliness of the converting process.
Additional North American topics will include:
- KBA’s expansion into the post-press finishing market with the introduction of the Rapida 106 RDC rotary diecutter at drupa and the acquisition of Iberica AG S.A., a leading flatbed diecutter manufacturer
- Newspaper retrofits and upgrades including new eye-catching unique advertising formats (UAF)
- KBA’s return to the sheetfed flexo market for corrugated with the new Corrugraph series
- Continued innovations on the RotaJET L-series high-volume digital inkjet web press
KBA North America is located in Dallas and is a member of the KBA Group. Established almost 200 years ago in Würzburg, Germany, Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) is the oldest and second largest press manufacturer worldwide. KBA's banner, 'People & Print,' reflects its dual focus as a leading innovator for print entrepreneurs. The group's product range is the broadest in the industry; its portfolio includes sheetfed offset presses in all format classes, inkjet presses and systems, flexographic presses, commercial and newspaper web presses, special presses for banknotes, securities, metal-decorating, smart cards, glass and plastic decorating.