Another important component on both Rapida 145 presses is the KBA Densitronic Pro, a combined density and color measuring system for quality control both during and after printing. This feature allows reporting on print quality during the production run. “The measurement system allows us to stay at or below industry tolerances for ink making, pre-press, and printing and report this information as needed,” says Thalken. “We have run tighter color tolerances and have reduced issues regarding color variation due to the Densitronic Pro.”
Site preparation for the two new presses was approximately 12 weeks and the press installation took six weeks. To capture the exciting installation, Specialty Finishing produced a time lapse video of the Rapida 145 57-inch press installation. It can be seen at www.MyPRINTResource.com/10836193. This particular video is comprised of about 5,000 shots over a two month period. Specialty Finishing was featured as a growth industry on Manufacturing Marvels on the Fox Business Network on May 22, 2012.
In the meantime, Specialty Finishing is pursuing additional diecutting and finishing equipment. “What sets our company apart from the competition is that we understand the difference between can’t and won’t,” says Thalken. “We strive to meet or exceed our customer’s current expectations and this is achieved by investing in new technology, our work force, and in cooperation with our customers. Our goals are aligned with the goals of our customers and are met by working together.”