Everett Graphics Invests in a KBA Rapida 106 41”

Press release from the issuing company

KBA North America announces that Everett Graphics, a premier designer and manufacturer of quality packaging, is investing in its future with a new KBA Rapida 106 41-inch sheetfed press at its facility in Oakland, California. The new press will build on the firm’s success as a leading provider of high quality packaging for the food and beverage, health and beauty, pharmaceutical and medical, and technology markets.

Everett Graphics chose the new KBA Rapida press to allow the firm to continue to be recognized for its high quality output and production expertise. Since being launched at Drupa 2008, KBA’s high-tech Rapida 106 has maintained its position as the world champion in makeready and the most productive press in its class. Everett will be utilizing the Rapida’s automated functions to deliver fast turnaround, added efficiency, and continued quality control.

Since it was established more than 30 years ago, Everett has been answering its customers’ demands to maintain high quality, support brand integrity through repeat consistency, and shorten turn times. Everett has raised the standard for productivity, efficiency, quality, and profitability. The firm has been awarded numerous honors of distinction for its printing and converting quality by the Craftsman Club Gallery of Superb Printing, Printing Industry Association, and Printing Industries of Northern California.

With an emphasis on high quality printing and forming capabilities, Everett has grown its customer base to create high quality packaging for the food and beverage, health and beauty, pharmaceutical and medical, and technology markets. Its customers require consistency and quality, which the new KBA Rapida 106 press will be able to supply with its award-winning features such as its automated quality control system. The new Rapida’s ability to print on a variety of substrates will enable Everett to switch easily to handle a wide mix of jobs. Everett will continue to create sleek, functional packaging utilizing the new KBA Rapida press.

A key part of Everett’s goal is to reduce the environmental impact of print. To that end, the new KBA Rapida, through its automation and streaming throughput, will allow the manufacturing standards at Everett Graphics to continue these environmental efforts. As a Bay Area Green Business, Everett feels strongly about its duty to help its clients make environmentally-responsible choices whenever possible through its internal waste management and recycling programs, its selection of recycled and FSC Certified materials, or its soy-based inks.

For more than 30 years, family-owned and operated Everett Graphics has earned a strong reputation as one of California's leading folding carton companies. The firm offers a comprehensive range of design, printing, laminating, converting, and finishing services. Everett is continually building upon its mission of providing its clients with the highest quality, most cost-effective solutions to their packaging needs. This begins with a commitment to producing award-winning printing on paperboard and finishing with the latest in packaging technologies to ensure a successful project. From structural design to shipping and logistics, Everett Graphics has the tools to convert bright ideas into quality packaging.

KBA North America is located in Dallas, Texas and a member of the KBA Group. Established 195 years ago in Wuerzburg, Germany, Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) is the oldest and second largest press manufacturer worldwide. KBA's banner, 'People & Print', reflects its dual focus as a leading innovatorfor print entrepreneurs. The group's product range is the broadest in the industry; its portfolio includes commercial and newspaper web presses, sheetfed offset presses in all format classes, special presses for books, inserts, banknotes, securities, metal-decorating, smart cards, discs plus inkjet systems. For more information visit the company's web site at www.kba.com


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