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CardPak orders new KBA Rapida press from KBA North America

KBA North America has announced that CardPak, a supplier of packaging products to consumer brand companies across the globe, has placed an order for a new KBA Rapida 106 1060mm (41-inch) ten-colour perfecting press with coating tower and 3,66m (twelve foot) extended delivery.

The new KBA press is currently being built and will be installed at CardPak’s headquarters in Solon, Ohio in mid-November of this year.

The new Rapida 106 ten-colour perfecting press to be installed at CardPak, which made its debut at Drupa 08, features a high press speed of 15,000sph output, ultrafast makeready times, and expanded automation and productivity.

The press provides a wide choice of automation options, including the KBA DriveTronic dedicated drives, as well as the DriveTronic feeder, with its presetting capabilities. The press also features the GATF InterTech award-winning sidelay-free infeed, DriveTronic SIS. Its KBA Logotronic system allows for presetting of ink fountains.

New technology on press also includes the KBA Densitronic Professional closed-loop colour management scanning spectrophotometric system and Qualitronic In-Line Color Control. The substrate range runs from lightweight papers to heavy board, from plastic films to corrugated-all without adjusting any grippers. At Drupa and at Print 09, the Rapida 106 executed the fastest makeready times for multiple jobs in front of show visitors.