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Philipp Litho installs Koenig & Bauer Rapida 164 press


November 11, 2021
By PrintAction Staff
Stacy Buening, president of Philipp Litho, and Peter Buening, Philipp’s CEO, stand in front of their new 64-in. Rapida 164, their fourth Koenig & Bauer large-format press.

Fuelled with record-setting customer orders, in the fourth quarter of 2020, Philipp Litho found itself in the enviable position of upgrading its existing large-format capabilities and its diverse press arsenal at its headquarters in Grafton, WI. To demonstrate its strong commitment to its packaging and point-of-sale customers, the ultra-high-quality large-format printer recently completed the installation of its latest Koenig & Bauer Rapida 164 six-colour large-format press.

“After more than a century of printing excellence, we have built a reputation as a technologically advanced, high quality, quick turn printer,” says Stacy Buening, president of the family-owned business. “We seek to exceed the high expectations set by our customers. With our new 64-in. Rapida 164, we’re integrating all of Koenig & Bauer’s newest technological advancements to make us even more flexible and efficient in today’s fast-moving market.”

As Philipp Litho balances its growth between existing customers while welcoming new clients, it was the perfect time to invest in a new press. Both its customers and its own internal market research pointed toward the need for greater press capacity, faster running speeds and simultaneous processes—all of which will ensure their long-term customer-driven growth strategy.

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“This will be our fourth Koenig & Bauer large-format press in the past 19 years,” says Peter Buening, Philipp’s CEO. “It will give us even more flexibility and allow us to run companion forms across all press platforms with perfect colour consistency. Our previous Koenig & Bauer press installation was a 57-in. Rapida. We saw the speed and efficiency we gained with that press and now, with the new 64-in. press, we will be even more productive.”