KBA to Highlight Rapida 105 PRO at Graph Expo
August 25, 2015 By PrintAction Staff
KBA, at Graph Expo, will focus on the new Rapida 105 PRO press, as well as the growth in LED-UV printing with VariDry technology, and the RotaJET series of inkjet printing presses.
Launched in June 2015, the Rapida 105 PRO is a new medium-format sheetfed offset press. At 17,000 sph, the press delivers a slightly higher level of performance in terms of production, a larger standard sheet format of 740 x 1,050 mm, shorter makeready times based on more automation and a new operating concept. KBA explains it also offers more equipment flexibility and greater scope for customization. One of the Rapida 105 PRO’s key features, according to KBA, is the full preset capabilities from the feeder through the printing units to delivery. All of the settings at the feeder and delivery can be stored according to job type, which can be leveraged with repeat jobs or orders printed on the same substrate.
The interest in LED-UV technology has grown substantially over the past couple years, particularly for the its use on sheetfed offset perfecting presses. Introduced in summer 2014, KBA’s VariDry LED-UV system is designed for commercial and packaging printers from small to large format. The instant cure-to-print system offers low energy costs to power LED-UV, flexibility to easily move LED-UV lamps interchangeably on press, as well as environmental and safety benefits.
Introduced in January 2015, the RotaJET L and VL inkjet presses serve a range of applications for book, advertising and publications printing as well as additional industrial application fields, like decorative and packaging printing. At Graph Expo the company will be focused on its RotaJET 130 L and RotaJET 168 VL digital inkjet models.
RotaJET presses, explains KBA, feature a web guidance system over two large cylinders without turner bars, which result in optimum web tension and a high print and register quality even on thin paper. The modular RotaJET L platform is available in five different web widths from 35.2 to 51.1 inches and can be upgraded to the maximum printing width and colour content or configured to suit all fundamental application areas in the high-volume digital printing segment. Retrofitting future generations of printing heads is also possible allowing users to react quickly and economically to changing demands.
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