Image Four Inc. of Vaughan, Ontario, ramped up its large-format production with its previously installed 64-inch, 6-colour KBA Rapida 162a press, plus coater, which is now supported by a new Kuda guillotine and Busch pile turner.
All of the new support systems for the KBA RA162a-6-3ALV-CX press are designed to handle larger format materials, including the 70-inch Kuda guillotine and 64-inch Busch SWH 180RLA pile turner. These systems and the press were purchased and installed through Howard Graphic Equipment.
The Busch system includes programmable aeration and vibration options, allowing Image Four staff to handle both lightweight and heavyweight materials. Image Four’s substrate handling needs regularly shift from 60-lb to micro-flute materials.
“We are extremely proud of our association with Tim Treloar and his staff,” says Nick Howard of Howard Graphic Equipment. “Image Four continually over delivers to their clients as the go-to independent large-format plant in Canada.”
Image Four was established in 1991 as a traditional prepress trade house. The company moved toward its large-format production with the installation of a VLF-capable CTP imaging system in 2002. Today Image Four provides full prepress, proofing and platemaking up to 70 inches for both packaging and commercial printers across North America.