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Goodbye Pit Stops! Formula One Run in Medium-format Litho

On 12 July 50 Italian print professionals gathered at KBA's customer showroom in Radebeul for an update on the latest advances in sheetfed offset automation and quality control, with demos on the Rapida 106, the world makeready champion. As well as longstanding KBA customers like Mondadori Printing and G. Canale & C., print enterprises working with non-KBA presses were also represented. Following...

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Success Is No Mystery

Third KBA Compacta 215 for CTP Printers in Johannesburg CTP Printers Johannesburg recently fired up its third 16pp KBA Compacta 215, reaffirming a longstanding relationship with Koenig & Bauer. CTP Printers near Isando Road is part of Caxton & CTP Publishers & Printers Limited, one of the biggest media groups in South Africa, with some 5,500 employees. Established in Pretoria in 1902, Caxton &...

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High-speed Press with Twin Servo Drives Can Accommodate Two Tools, Side-by-Side or in-Line
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High-speed Press with Twin Servo Drives Can Accommodate Two Tools, Side-by-Side or in-Line

The generous working area and power of a new Bruderer BSTA 510-125 high-speed press, installed in April 2011 at the Cirencester factory of Batten & Allen, is proving particularly versatile for the precision stamping specialist. The 1,250 mm length of the machine's bolster plate allows room for two large progression dies to be mounted in-line for manufacturing complex components in one continuous...

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Lucaprint Group Upgrades Pordenone Plant with Rapida 106

The Lucaprint group, one of Italy's leading packaging printers, recently installed a new KBA Rapida 106 at subsidiary Sa.Ge.Print in Pordenone. Established in 1953, Lucaprint employs 120 people and posts annual sales of around Euros17m ($24.3m). Based in northern Italy, alongside Sa.Ge.Print in Friuli and its own plant in Veneto Lucaprint has a third production plant, WorkUp, which is also in...

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Leading Label Printer Smyth Companies Invests in Mitsubishi Press

MINNEAPOLIS - Smyth Companies, one of North America's premier package label printers, specializes in label and package promotion solutions for consumer goods in a variety of markets. Meeting customers' just-in-time needs is crucial. The Minneapolis, Minn.-based printer has purchased a high-productivity Mitsubishi Diamond 3000LX sheetfed press to accelerate job turnarounds at its Bedford, Va.,...

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Hs-Druck on Growth Curve with Ten-Colour KBA Rapida 106

Founded just seventeen years ago, hs-Druck has evolved from a four-man enterprise into a 60-employee business with 3,000mÂ-² (around 31,000ft²) of production space. At the end of January joint managing directors Helmut Hörmanseder and Herbert Seidl fired up their first KBA Rapida 106. The ten-colour perfector press for five-backing-five boasts a high level of automation that...

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Scandinavian Printers Stunned by Eco-Friendly KBA Cortina's Quality Excellence in Coldset and Heatset

Brilliant production start at MittMedia in Sweden On 31 May KBA's innovative compact press, the Cortina, strutted its stuff pumping out high-spec commemorative prints at the official inauguration of a pressroom extension at the Sundsvall plant of MittMedia Print, part of Sweden's fourth-biggest newspaper group. The waterless press with heatset dryer stunned the customers and VIPs present with its...

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KBA Rapida 185 Prints High-volume Packaging at Linocraft

On 12 October last year the biggest sheetfed offset press in the Asia-Pacific region launched into action up bang on schedule Linocraft Printers in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, following an installation and commissioning period of just five weeks. The highly automated Rapida 185 six - colour coater press for a sheet size of 130 x 185 cm (51.18 x 72.83in) is the company's second KBA press and joins a...

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Benchtop Pneumatic Press suits small-scale applications.
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Benchtop Pneumatic Press suits small-scale applications.

Weighing ~60 lb, DIRECT-AIRE Mini features straight pneumatic cylinder for applications requiring full force over the entire stroke. EZ-Dial pressure regulator, adjustable dwell timer, adjustable shut height, and 2-hand anti-tie down Actuator are all standard features. Suitable for manual and semi-automatic assembly operations, press provides 50-300 lb of constant force and is offered with...

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KBA Trio Shines at Printing Luxury Packaging

The trio is complete. At the end of last year Chinese packaging specialist Jiangsu Zhongcai Printing in the city of Danyang fired up a seven-colour Rapida 105 UV coater press that now prints the luxury packaging for which the company is internationally renowned. It joined two medium- and large-format six- and five-colour KBA presses that went live In 2003 and 2002 respectively, and which have...

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