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B&K Offsetdruck Orders a KBA C16 at drupa

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Press release from the issuing company

It's fast becoming a habit. B&K Offsetdruck in Ottersweier, Germany, has placed an order with KBA for a new commercial web press. At Drupa 2004 it signed up for a brand-new high-performance 16-page Compacta 217, at Drupa 2012 the press of choice is the 217's successor, the KBA C16, which boasts the fastest plate changers on the market and a raft of other features that are unique in the 16-page sector.

B&K Offsetdruck is no high-volume printer: on the contrary, its strengths lie in customisation from the initial consultation, pre-press input, design and development to final production. Since being established over 40 years ago this family enterprise has seen continuous healthy growth. Today its 200-strong workforce demonstrate their experience and skill in operating cutting-edge technology.

Magazines and covers off the reel
The new KBA C16 will be used to print upmarket magazines and journals, complete with their covers, to the highest quality standards. The five printing units will have ultra-fast plate changers and are engineered for a maximum rated speed of 65,000iph. KBA imprinters in the first printing units will allow flying imprints even in very short runs.

Maintenance- and waste-saving automation
The C16 boasts some exclusive features, among them low-maintenance, energy-efficient KBA RollerTronic automated roller locks and cutting-edge ErgoTronic console technology with KBA LogoTronic presetting software. It will be embedded in the Compacta 217's existing LogoTronic Professional system for production-data capture and MIS networking. Gluing and softening devices, a cutter and a highly automated P3 folder with double parallel and delta fold mean that production options will be virtually unlimited. The new C16 is scheduled to come on stream at B&K in June next year.


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