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FGP Studio in Czech Republic Invests in Four KBA Rapidas

Friday, October 10, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

Olomouc, the historical capital city of Moravia, is the sixth-largest town in the Czech Republic and one of country’s most important printing industry hubs.

FGP Studio is a leading printing firm in the Olomouc region. The company’s history is rooted firmly in the implementation of press technology from KBA. Owner Miloslav Kyjevský: “We have grown with KBA and proud to be a longstanding partner of the world’s second-largest press manufacturer”. 

Like many other Czech print firms, in 1990 Miloslav Kyjevský began planning his printshop on Greenfield land. In summer 2014 he made the largest investment in his company’s history. The entire production process was adapted to the firm’s main customers. Four new KBA presses, two B2 and two A2, were fired up in the production hall. The investment comprised of a total of 20 printing and finishing units, an eight-colour Rapida 75, a five-colour Rapida 75 with coater, a four-colour Rapida 66 and a two-colour Rapida 66. The comprehensive modernisation of production paved the way for FGP Studio to develop its printing service portfolio.

With ultimate kit

FGP Studio always buys presses featuring the best equipment available, especially in terms of process automation. This was also the case with its most recent investment. “We always want everything possible with regard to configuration and kit. KBA presses are technologically advanced and meet our demands. We place great importance on reliability in our business relationships,” says Miloslav Kyjevský on the main principle behind his investment policy.

The new flagship in FGP’s pressroom is now the eight-colour Rapida 75 with convertible perfecting for four-over-four printing. It is equipped with an ErgoTronic console. Key automated features include central format adjustment and CleanTronic Synchro for simultaneously washing impression cylinders, blankets and inking rollers. Print quality is controlled automatically with the SpectroDrive spectrophotometer. The five-colour Rapida 75 is equally advanced in terms of equipment. It is used for complex finishing jobs with coating and its features include an ErgoTronic ACR register measuring system. The two Rapida 66s produce printed products in A2 format, and just like the half-format Rapida 75 they are also the leading presses in their format class.

Regular press maintenance pays off

Along with receiving the new technology Miloslav Kyjevský also installed a production planning system. The presses operate in three shifts and they are cleaned thoroughly at the end of every week by the press operators and assistants. Along with its service portfolio and remote maintenance, properly maintained technology is a matter of course for FGP: “Proper press maintenance results in high reliability,” says Miloslav Kyjevský. “When we sell our presses after a few years the new users scarcely believe that the presses are in perfect condition after printing 120m sheets”.

FGP Studio is a family-run firm with 50 employees at present. Along with founder and owner Miloslav Kyjevský, both of his children also work for the company. Lukáš Kyjevský is responsible for prepress and Kate?ina Kyjevská manages production. Cutting-edge technology, a high level of performance and good qualifications go hand in hand with a significant increase in productivity. Furthermore, FGP Studio also places emphasis on staff training, not only on the presses but also in terms of inks, coating and other materials. The benefits of the new Rapidas in combination with first-class materials pave the way for the firm to strengthen its market position further.


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