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MPI Print installs a new KBA 215 dual-line web press


July 28, 2021
By PrintAction Staff

As part of its $12-million expansion plan, MPI Print installs a new KBA 215 dual-line web press in its Mississauga (Ont.) plant.

The 40-in. press is central to MPI Print’s business strategy of offering a comprehensive line of print offerings (digital, sheetfed, and web). It will double print speeds, while concurrently slashing costs. The new press helps the company become more responsive to customers with high volume requirements, and increased price sensitivity. Along with dual production streams, the new machine will have Q.I. new closed-loop auto colour, auto registration, auto cutoff system with in-line gluing, stitching and perfing. It will replace the aging Mitsubishi web press currently in place.

Expansion plans also call for the installation of new sheetfed presses, a new digital press, a full bindery, prepress equipment, and a large flatbed printer. The new sheetfed presses include a Mitsubishi Diamond 3000 8-Colour Perfector UV Ink Printing Press with dual coaters. The UV coating function provides the option of doing inline spot UV finishes. An additional Mitsubishi Diamond 3000 10-Colour Tandem Press with dual coaters will function as the workhorse for the revitalized Mississauga operation. A new, and all-inclusive, bindery will support the new sheetfed presses.

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MPI’s Mississauga facility will also have a satellite Agfa Apogee prepress workflow system that can produce both proofs and plates.