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New medium and large-format Rapidas at Cangiano Grafica

Press release from the issuing company

"La stampa per passione" is the slogan of the print company Cangiano Grafica, which was founded in Naples over 60 years ago. And a passion for print is today still evident in every facet of the family business run by Francesco, Giuseppe, Silvio and Ugo Cangiano. 

With the two new medium and large-format Rapida presses which were installed in January and February 2009, Cangiano Grafica is now set to further strengthen its reputation as one of the leading commercial printers in the region. A six-colour Rapida 106 and a four-colour Rapida 142 with inline coater have doubled the company's production capacities and can be expected to deliver a considerable boost to earnings.

The further enhanced quality of the latest-generation Rapidas, in combination with faster makeready and turnaround times, establishes the necessary prerequisites for the planned future growth, despite the current crises affecting the branch in general.

At home in the centre of Naples since 1947, initially under the name Tipografia Cangiano, the company has modernised not only its print centre, but also the facilities for pre-press and finishing. The new year was celebrated with a move to new 4,500 m2 premises on the Via Palazziello in Volla, securing additional space for future expansions. 

Packaging added to the core business fields

The move also brought decisive improvements in terms of transportation and accessibility, and the 40 employees at Cangiano Grafica are now able to offer their customers both faster response and a wider range of services. Alongside business forms, brochures, catalogues and calendars, with which Cangiano Grafica has already earned a good name for itself among industry and retail clients, publishers and advertising agencies, the product portfolio has now been extended to include packaging printing.

The cooperation with KBA began at drupa 2000, at which time Cangiano Grafica was still working on continuous presses and two- and four-colour sheetfed offset models from other manufacturers. After comprehensive print tests, the first five-colour Rapida 105 with inline coater and hybrid technology options went into production in 2002.
Decision for the future

Founder and managing director Giuseppe: "This investment has meant a quantum leap forward in our technical capabilities, and the countless finishing possibilities enable us to offer a completely new quality of product. The medium and large-format Rapidas from KBA enjoy an excellent reputation for their high speed and automation, not only in the North, but also here in Central and Southern Italy. Like many other print companies, we, too, have decided in favour of technical advance with our switch to KBA. And the competent advice and professional service provided by KBA Italia made this decision all the easier."

Commercial director Silvio Cangiano: "The market is changing continuously and this demands carefully planned investments to be able to defend and expand the position we have achieved. Despite the financial burdens of our double investment and the move to new premises, it was the right decision to take the offensive. The benefits will come and we already hope to be able to switch from two to three-shift operation in the foreseeable future. With their production speeds of 18,000 and 15,000 sph, the new KBA presses are tailored for fast makeready and the typical structure of our inline production. Average run lengths vary between 3,000 and 10,000 copies, and so frequent job changeovers are the order of the day." 
"You think – we print"

The high degree of production flexibility fits in perfectly with the Cangiano Grafica principle "You think – we print", and encourages the specific creativity of the customers. Even the most unexpected customer wishes can be realised without worry, whether on the Rapida 106 for medium formats or now even in large format on the Rapida 142. Silvio Cangiano: "The market is demanding more colours and more special effects, and we are well equipped to satisfy such demands with our coating and finishing capabilities. That applies especially to the high-quality packaging sector. We are ready to meet the challenges."