Mosaic to install 41-inch KBA Rapida 105 Waterless UV Press to Expand its Environmental Initiatives
WASHINGTON, DC--10/12/07--KBA North America, a leading press manufacturer based in Williston, VT, is announcing that Mosaic, a premier waterless print communication company specializing in Commercial, Digital, and Waterless Printing, Direct Mail Distribution and Web to Print Solutions, has agreed to purchase two new KBA Rapida 105 41-inch six-color sheetfed presses equipped with interdeck UV and waterless capabilities. The first Rapida 105 will be delivered to the firm's Cheverly, Md. facility later this fall and the second KBA Rapida 105 will be delivered in the fall of 2008.
"We have a reputation as a cutting-edge firm that is a leader in environmental initiatives and passionately believes in partnering with our customers," says Joel Zelepsky, senior vice president of sales and marketing of Mosaic. "By adding these two new KBA Rapida 105 41-inch presses with both waterless and UV capabilities, we will be able to expand our reputation with new uv waterless print capabilities that challenge the POP and packaging markets."
One of these new capabilities will be Mosaic's ability to print UV waterless inks and apply UV coating within the press run with the new Rapida's interdeck units. In the past, Mosaic either had to outsource a UV coating job or pass it up. Now, explains Zelepsky, Mosaic will be able to handle those jobs in a fast, efficient manner by having the UV coating applied inline during the press run.
Presently, the firm is equipped with three 40-inch six-color sheetfed presses, a 40-inch two color press from a different manufacturer a KBA 74 Karat digital offset press and two color digital presses. When the firm's management team, led by co-owners Brendan Connors and Joe Fontana, determined that it needed new six-color presses with UV and waterless capabilities, they spent several months flying all over the US and Europe to perform print tests on presses from all the major press manufacturers.