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KBA invites Graph Expo attendees to the largest booth of all printing press manufacturers

Press release from the issuing company

KBA North America, a global press manufacturer based in Dallas, Texas, will proudly be exhibiting at Graph Expo 2010 this fall with the largest booth of all printing press manufacturers and presenting its profitable solutions to attendees with its full-line of presses for the commercial, packaging, newspaper, and specialty markets along with its wide array of unique printing techniques and substrates. Graph Expo 2010 will be held in Chicago at McCormick Place South from Oct. 3-6, 2010. KBA North America will be exhibiting in Booth #1255.

"We are proud to maintain our long-time support of the graphic arts industry and show KBA's continual financial and technical strength to the North American market with our complete line of presses and print solutions," says Mark Hischar, president and CEO of KBA North America. "We invite attendees to join us to discuss their press needs with our knowledgeable sales and application staff, and examine our outstanding samples of printing techniques and substrates produced on our high-quality press line."

The KBA Graph Expo lounge will hold solutions for all attendees. For the packaging segment, KBA is the undisputed worldwide sales leader of solidly-built, high-performance Rapida presses that produce dazzling packaging. Its array of presses with unique, patented advanced technology enables packaging printers to secure competitive advantages, provide production flexibility, and print on board, plastic, or almost any other substrate.

For those seeking small footprint, energy-efficient presses, KBA will be promoting its new Rapida 75 29-inch six page half-size press with environmentally-friendly attributes and popular Genius 52UV. The new E-model, based on the popular Rapida 75 half-size press unveiled at DRUPA 2008, just made its debut in two to eight units. For printers seeking versatility, a small-footprint, and production performance, the popular choice is the Genius 52UV. This press, the recipient of the prestigious PIA InterTech award, is the world's first waterless UV sheetfed offset press making it a 'must-have' option for printers who care about the environment. The Genius 52 UV handles a maximum sheet size of 14 3/16 x 20" and can print up to 32 pt.

For the commercial market, the popular KBA Rapida 106 41-inch high-performance sheetfed press, dubbed the "makeready champion" for its 18,000 sph output and cutting-edge automation, continues to attract sales. Its leading-edge technology provides increases in productivity. Unique patented features include the popular KBA Logotronic Professional management system, the KBA Densitronic combined density and color measuring system for quality control, as well as the Drivetronic feeder, with its pre-setting capabilities that help to reduce waste and allow for rapid job changes.

Web printers and newspaper printing publishers are invited to learn about the new KBA C16 and Commander CT web line. During the past six months, orders for large newspaper presses surged for KBA. "Newspaper publishers continue to look for ways to improve production not only of their daily editions, but of free-standing inserts and other commercial products," says Hischar. "The diversity and flexibility of KBA newspaper and semi-commercial web presses is helping them to achieve the productivity they need." The New York Daily News, for example, replaced eight presses with three KBA Commander CT web presses that will enable the paper to be printed in color on every page. Last fall, Transcontinental, the largest independent newspaper printer in Canada, purchased four Commander CT webs.