KBA – No 1 in Print for Packaging

As the long-term innovation champion in this sector and the leading manufacturer of larger format presses, KBA has long been the manufacturer of choice for packaging printers.

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Now, as the medium (B1) format becomes increasingly popular in this marketplace, the  advanced technologies and super-efficient power-performance of the RAPIDA 105 and 106 models are continuing to maintain that momemtum.

Two-thirds of packaging printers worldwide operate KBA presses and the most recent figures show that 39% of new presses installed by packaging printers are manufactured by KBA. Presses range from standard configurations to increasingly popular multi-unit hybrid models with complex in-line options – such as a 19-unit KBA RAPIDA 106 comprising a first coater, two dryers, ten printing units, a second coater, two more dryers, a third coater and two further units featuring inert UV curing technology, an inline cold-foil finishing capability and measuring 35m in length.

The technologies developed by KBA are available on all the power-performance models in the RAPIDA range. They include:

  • SIS adjustment-free no sidelay sheet in-feed
  • Automated synchronised functions at makeready
  • FAPC fully automated plate change
  • Flying JobChange
  • PlateIdent register pre-setting & plate identification
  • SFC simultaneous coating forme change fully automatic simultaneous anilox roller exchange
  • VariDry ‘plug&play’ interchangable in-deck and swan neck drying system
  • High substrate flexibility at production speed
  • Integrated in-line colour measuring and control
  • Automatic in-line register measurement
  • Full-format high resolution scanning and correction
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In addition to the B1 MakeReady World Champion RAPIDA 106 which has production speeds up to 20,000sph, the latest additions to KBA's groundbreaking series of power-performance presses include:

RAPIDA 145 (Max sheet format: 1,060 x 1,450mm) Production speeds <17,000sph

RAPIDA 164 (Max sheet format: 1,205 x 1,640mm) Production speeds <15,000sph

RAPIDA 185 (Max sheet format: 1,850 x 2,050mm) Production speeds <11,000sph


See full details of KBA sheetfed presses HERE
See news of Packaging and Special Applications HERE
For further information contact your Area Sales Manager

KBA (UK) Ltd.
5 Century Court
Tolpits Lane
Watford, Herts
WD18 9PX

Phone: (+44) 01923 819922
Telefax: (+44) 01923 213411