The popularity of KBA's single-width Comet press has spread from the Iberian peninsula to the Canary Islands with an order from Informaciones Canarias on Gran Canaria.
The 48-page press line, which is slated to come on stream in November 2002 at a new printing plant, will enhance production flexibility and colour capabilities for the company's various titles, which include Canarias7, a daily. Says Matías García Brugos, Informaciones Canarias' managing director, "One of the top manufacturers of printing presses, KBA has a reputation for innovation, quality and reliability. We chose the Comet because it met our specs on every point and has proven its quality and reliability at a string of installations in Spain."
The shaftless Comet press line, a single-floor mounting, will have a 578mm (22¾") cut-off and a maximum output of 70,000 copies in straight mode. Web width can be varied from 685 to 870mm (27" - 34¼"), with 840mm (33") as the default.
The KBA Comet press line for Spain's sunshine isle, Gran Canaria
The press package features four H-type towers, six Amal AR75 reelstands plus KBA Patras M reel-handling system complete with stripping station, a KF 3 jaw folder with a 2:3:3 cylinder ratio, and three EAE consoles with job-scheduling and press-preset systems, remote transmission modules, RIP interfaces and diagnostics PCs. High-tech colour and cut-off register controls plus automatic ink feed will promote a superior print and fold quality yet make the press line remarkably easy to handle. Provision has also been made for a raft of peripherals including a dryer for semi-commercials.
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