KBA Unveils the RotaJET L Series High-Volume, Ultra-Flexible Inkjet Press at GRAPH EXPO 14
DALLAS—September 30, 2014—KBA North America is pleased to unveil its newest RotaJET L Series inkjet press, the most flexible and the most adaptable high-volume inkjet product currently on the market, at its press conference this morning at GRAPH EXPO 14. This new high-volume, ultra-flexible modular RotaJET 89-130 press platform expands KBA’s digital printing portfolio. Detailed information will be available afterwards at the KBA Booth 213 conveniently located at the front entrance to the show floor. GRAPH EXPO 14 and co-located CPP EXPO will be held Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2014 in Chicago's McCormick Place.
What makes the RotaJET 89-130 press both unique and appealing over its competition? KBA is the first manufacturer to take into account the high-volume inkjet printing segment requirements regarding the configuration, features, maximum web width, and productivity of digital printing systems in the book, direct mail, magazine, newspaper, packaging and industrial printing market segments with the new retrofittable RotaJET L product series because it is available in various web widths, maximum printing widths, and color content.
Users of the new RotaJET platform have a huge advantage because it allows them to react quickly and economically to changing market conditions and customer demands without the need to invest in an entirely new press. The high-performance RotaJET can be optimally configured to suit the respective market and industry environment.
The new KBA digital press series includes five RotaJET printing systems that can handle web widths ranging from 895 to 1300mm (35.2" to 51.1"). As all these new systems have been developed based on an identical platform it is possible to upgrade a KBA RotaJET 89 (web width 895mm/35.2") easily and quickly to a RotaJET 100, RotaJET 112, RotaJET 123 or even a premium RotaJET 130 (web width 1,300mm/51.1"). The RotaJET 130 is currently the only high-volume inkjet system with a web width of 1,300mm to offer top quality four-color printing. It represents the ultimate high-end system in high-volume inkjet. Furthermore, it is also possible to modify a one-color monochrome system into a four-color system.
Founded on KBA’s long-term development strategy and the press’ consistent modular design, the KBA RotaJET has been designed to be retrofitted with future print head generations. This means that the KBA RotaJET 89-130 platform is the most flexible and future-proof high-volume inkjet system for users currently on the market.
What is more, the RotaJET 89-130 systems do not require any adjustment of the usual web widths or print substrate logistics, as they might in web offset printing. Thus the KBA RotaJET can even be integrated into existing offset landscapes without any compromises.
The KBA RotaJET 89-130 printing systems based on this new series will continue to supplement the RotaJET 76, which is still available but its printing width of 781mm (30.7in) cannot be extended.
About KBA North America
KBA North America is located in Dallas, and is a member of the KBA Group. Established almost 200 years ago in Wuerzburg, 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 commercial and newspaper web presses, sheetfed offset presses in all format classes, inkjet systems and presses, flexographic presses, special presses for banknotes, securities, metal-decorating, smart cards, glass and plastic decorating.