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KBA Provides Printers With Solutions and Differentiation at Graphics Canada

Press release from the issuing company

KBA North America will be showcasing its latest equipment at Graphics Canada, the country’s largest, longest-running trade show for the graphic arts and printing industry. The show will be held November 10-12, 2005 in Toronto at the International Centre. KBA North America will be located at Booth 3730. At its booth, KBA North America will be presenting its wide-ranging press equipment for small- to large commercial printers and demonstrating how its press equipment can be a solution to their growth and profitability as well as differentiate them in the highly-competitive market. On hand and offering live demonstrations will be the new KBA Genius 52 UV five-color offset press, the world’s first waterless sheetfed UV press, which will be producing work on a variety of substrates, including lenticular, plastic, and cover stock. World’s first waterless sheetfed UV press to be producing jobs “As the fastest growing press manufacturer in the world, we’ve come to Graphics Canada to provide attendees with the widest array of press models to offer solutions to their business growth and help them to differentiate themselves from their competition,” explains Thomas Goecke, director of marketing at KBA North America. “We offer presses from a small footprint 20-inch press to the largest sheetfed press in the world—the Rapida 205 81-inch sheetfed press.” He continues, “We believe that one avenue that printers might choose is to utilize the world’s first waterless UV offset press - the KBA Genius 52 UV offset press. At Graphics Canada we will be demonstrating how printers can utilize the KBA Genius 52 to their best advantage. This small footprint one-operator press allows printers to differentiate themselves from their competition by allowing them to enter new very profitable markets, especially with its ability to print on a wide range of substrates, and produce such highly-priced products as credit cards, loyalty cards, point-of-purchase displays and banners, and other unique products.” Genius 52 UV at a glance The Genius 52 UV is a 20-inch format press designed for the short-run color market. It can produce the highest print quality with only two transfer points in less than five minutes. The Genius 52 features one-operator ability, ultra short make ready times of less than 5 minutes from approved-sheet to approved-sheet, a unique ability to print on a wide variety of stock up to 32 pt, with high quality print results and the low startup waste of less than 10 sheets. KBA Genius 52 UV 4 colors plus varnish, or 5 colors UV-curing inks Ultra-fast fully automated make-ready High cost efficiency for short-run color market Less than 10 sheets of MR waste Ideal for high-quality work Unique Gravuflow keyless inking concept Central impression cylinder design Waterless process for low waste printing on paper, board, plastic (lenticular, PVC, ABS, PS, PE, PET, PC) output: 8,000 sph max. sheet size: 14 3/16" x 20.5" Graphics Canada, held every two years, attracts the full spectrum from the graphic arts industry---the design community, commercial and trade printers, instant printers and copy shops, graphic designers, publications and book printers, professionals from business forms, association, education, and specialty printers. The largest trade show in Canada for the printing industry, Graphics Canada has over 300 exhibitors occupying four buildings. In addition to the exhibition, the show features executive seminars and workshops.