Bringing its well-founded success from drupa 2012 and the positive atmosphere of Germany’s Oktoberfest, KBA North America will be highlighting its array of new presses at GRAPH EXPO in Booth 2227. The booth will feature a comfortable lounge atmosphere with German beer and sausages where attendees can learn more about its popular sheetfed, web, and digital products and services.
KBA will present its drupa 2012 offerings via a video review for attendees to watch. One of the most highly-anticipated debuts for KBA was its entry into high-volume digital print with the KBA RotaJET 76, an inkjet web press. It will initially target printers of books, brochures, commercials, direct mail, and magazines. Another attention-getter is the brand-new Rapida 145 57" sheetfed press featuring a maximum production speed of 17,000 sph in straight printing, 15,000 sph in perfecting mode with a new perfecting unit, and equipped with a new coater concept. Yes also offers automated pile logistics, SIS sidelay-free infeed, and DriveTronic SPC direct drives for fast, simultaneous plate changing, and QualiTronic ICR inline register control.
The video review also includes the world makeready champion Rapida 106 41" press, which was exhibited as a 12-unit configuration with an output of 18,000 sph in four-over-four with perfecting coating and ultra-fast job changes.
Small-scale printers are being drawn to KBA’s new, 18,000 sph 29-inch Rapida 76 with dedicated plate-cylinder drives. Producers of flexible packaging are particularly interested in the new Varius 80 variable-format web offset press from KBA-MePrint. The Commander CL (newspaper) and C16 (commercial) web press offerings will be seen via video review as well.
This year, the KBA booth will offer a special Service Select area where attendees can see live press analysis presented by the firm’s highly-knowledgeable technical team brought in especially for GRPAH EXPO. Service Select is a complete line of customized service products designed to maximize the productivity and profitability of a customer’s KBA press. An array of programs are available for KBA’s entire line of presses–from the small footprint Genius 20" to the large-format Rapida 205 81"–and are designed to maximize the customer’s return-on-investment (ROI) and minimize costly downtime.