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KBA at Expográfica in Mexico

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Press release from the issuing company

Economical B2 print with the KBA Rapida 75E

More than 200 exhibitors will be addressing the latest print technology trends at the Expográfica 2011 trade show in Mexico City from 17th to 20th May. The Koenig & Bauer group (KBA) is to be represented at this print and graphic arts showcase by its Mexican sales and service partner Offset KBA Mexico S.A. de C.V. and will be demonstrating high-quality small-format print with a KBA Rapida 75E press on Stand 1646. Specialists from the German headquarters will be joining the team of the local KBA agency to guarantee visitors a maximum of first-hand know-how.
Rapida 75E ideal for the Mexican market

During the fair, a Rapida 75E in a four-colour coater version with extended delivery, automated plate changing, inking unit temperature control, roller and blanket washing systems and a KBA ErgoTronic control console will be printing a diversity of sophisticated posters with high-quality dispersion finishing. The Rapida 75E was first shown to the public at IPEX last year and is becoming increasingly popular in Latin America. Thanks to its fast makeready, small footprint and an extremely low energy consumption, it is already an ideal means of production for the many small and medium-sized print businesses in the region.
KBA with strong market presence

With its population of more than 100 million, a high level of domestic consumption and low labour costs in conjunction with the proximity to the enormous US market, Mexico is one of the growth markets for printing presses. The KBA agency Offset KBA de México S.A., which has been active in Mexico City since 2002, has been successful in placing a number of Rapida sheetfed presses on the market over the past years. A six-colour Rapida 142 with coater and hybrid equipment, for example, has been in production at Cartographic, a Guadalajara-based packaging printer, since 2010. Latingraph in Mexico City, on the other hand, chose an eight-colour Rapida 105 coater press for its packaging operations. And in August this year, a Rapida 106 with seven printing units, inline coater, fully automatic plate changing and hybrid facilities for high-end finishing effects is to be installed at Litografia d'Ortega. The similarly good reputation of KBA web presses, furthermore, was recently reaffirmed with the delivery of a KBA Comet with four-high tower and heatset capabilities for semi-commercial production at Compa-'a Editorial Ultra in Mexico City. As a longstanding customer of KBA, Editorial Ultra is already using several Compacta commercial web presses.


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