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KBA North America (Booth 1255), a global press manufacturer based in Dallas, TX, is presenting its full line of presses for the commercial, packaging, newspaper, and specialty markets along with its wide array of unique printing techniques and substrates.

“We are proud to maintain our long-time support of the graphic arts industry and show KBA’s continual financial and technical strength to the North American market with our complete line of presses and print solutions,” says Mark Hischar, president and CEO of KBA North America. “We invite attendees to join us to discuss their press needs with our knowledgeable sales and application staff, and examine our outstanding samples of printing techniques and substrates produced on our high-quality press line.”

The KBA GRAPH EXPO lounge is offering profitable solutions for all graphic arts segements. For packaging printers, KBA delivers solidly built, high-performance Rapida presses that produce dazzling packaging. Its array of presses featuring patented advanced technology enables packaging printers to secure competitive advantages, provide production flexibility, and print on board, plastic, or almost any other substrate.

For those seeking small footprint, energy efficient presses, KBA is promoting its new Rapida 75 29" 6-page half-size press with environmentally-friendly attributes and popular Genius 52UV. The new E-model, based on the popular Rapida 75 half-size press unveiled at DRUPA 2008, just made its debut in two to eight units. For printers seeking versatility, a small footprint, and production performance, the popular choice is the Genius 52UV, reports KBA. This press, the recipient of the prestigious PIA InterTech award, is the world’s first waterless UV sheetfed offset press. The Genius 52 UV handles a maximum sheet size of 14 3/16x20" and can print up to 32-pt.

For the commercial market, the KBA Rapida 106 41" high-performance sheetfed press, a makeready champion with its 18,000 sph output and cutting-edge automation, continues to attract sales. Patented features include the KBA Logotronic Professional management system, the KBA Densitronic combined density and color measuring system for quality control, and the Drivetronic feeder, with its pre-setting capabilities that help to reduce waste and allow for rapid job changes.

Web printers and newspaper printing publishers are invited to learn about the new KBA C16 and Commander CT web line. During the past six months, orders for large newspaper presses surged for KBA.

“Newspaper publishers continue to look for ways to improve production not only of their daily editions, but of free-standing inserts and other commercial products,” says Hischar. “The diversity and flexibility of KBA newspaper and semi-commercial web presses is helping them to achieve the productivity they need.”

The New York Daily News, for example, replaced eight presses with three KBA Commander CT web presses that will enable the paper to be printed in color on every page. Last fall, Transcontinental, the largest independent newspaper printer in Canada, purchased four Commander CT webs.