Netpak Installs Rapida 106
Anjou-based Netpak Packaging has just taken delivery of a new KBA Rapida 106 41-inch, 6-colour sheetfed press. The Rapida 106 was introduced at drupa 2008 and prints at a speed of up to 18,000 sheets per hour.
“Netpak’s deliberate intention is to serve both packaging and commercial customers that require small- to medium-size run lengths with the capacity to do larger runs,” says Daniel Filion, Marketing Director for Netpak. “We pride ourselves on offering a very short lead time and delivering a high-quality product.”
Netpak currently provides a mix of 60 percent packaging work and 40 percent commercial printing work to customers in Eastern Canada, the U.S., Europe and even Israel. Netpak replaced a 40-inch press with the Rapida 106, purchased through KBR Graphics, because it wanted to run on thicker stocks such as flute and F-flute.
“One of the key features on our new KBA Rapida 106 is its automated quality control system,” says Filion. “We are now able to compare each sheet with the customer’s PDF approved version and identify the smallest difference it can find such as a missing dot. This is a marked improvement, especially for our food and over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceutical customers that require tight quality control on their products.”
Netpak was founded in 2004 and has offices in Montreal, Toronto and New York.
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