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KBA Press Extensions in Spain and Belgium

Monday, July 21, 2003

Press release from the issuing company

July 21, 2003 -- An extension to a 1992-vintage KBA Express installation at La Voz de Galicia in La Coruña, Spain, will be followed next year by an extension to a KBA Continent semi-commercial press at Remy Roto in Beauraing, Belgium. KBA Upgrade for La Voz de Galicia Unusually, the existing two-across Express installation at La Voz de Galicia in La Coruña was expanded with a one-across KBA Comet embracing two four-high towers, two Amal AR75 reelstands linked to a KBA Patras M Kompakt manual reel-handling system, colour and cut-off register controls, two EAE consoles and two diagnostics PCs plus automation and control upgrades. Cut-off is 578mm (22¾”). The extended press line, which now incorporates ten reelstands, 34 printing couples and two 2:3:3 KF 80 jaw folders, went live in April. Its enhanced colour and pagination capability has increased the options for the title daily, La Voz de Galicia, and other publications from 96 pages with 16 in full colour to 112 pages with 32 in full colour. Remy Roto Doubles Semi-commercial Capacity Rapid growth in semi-commercial sales has prompted Remy Roto in Beauraing, Belgium, to upgrade its existing KBA Continent coldset/heatset press, which came on stream in 2000, with a second heatset package. Modifications include the conversion of the dampening unit to a four-roller system and the addition of overriders in the inking units, colour and cut-off register controls, automatic blanket washing, a Megtec hot-air dryer, a chill-roller stand, web-edge and web-centre controls and a silicone unit. The maximum rated output is 45,000 copies per hour, cut-off is 578mm (22¾”) and the web width can be varied from 635mm to 1,000mm (25”- 39½”). Remy Roto, which is owned by Brussels-based media group, Rossel, will use the extra heatset tower to print a broader range of tabloids and broadsheets spanning magazines, frees and even high-volume flyers, doubling the company’s semi-commercial capacity.




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