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Curtis Packaging Installs New KBA 51" Rapida Sheetfed Press

Press release from the issuing company

Sandy Hook, CT- April 1, 2004- Curtis Packaging a leading packaging designer and folding carton printer in the United States has installed a new all UV 10 station 51” KBA Rapida press with Dispersion Coater. The Rapida press is a first of its’ kind in North America and is designed to print spot colors and metallics more attractive and effective. The new system includes extensive dispersion coating and drying capabilities enabling metallic colors Gold, Silver, Platinum or Bronze to be added at the start of the process or during the press operation. The Rapida dispersion coater when used in the proper application is a more cost effective alternative than foil. With a top rated speed of 15,000 sheets per hour, the press includes 8 printing stations and the ability to print 4-color process and 4-color specialty colors in one pass. The press is also an outstanding short-run performer as controlled make-readies can be moved from job-to-job in a matter of minutes. Curtis now has two (2) 51” all UV KBA presses (7 & 8 colors). Both presses are available to be fingerprinted and plated for all printing projects. “Using the most advanced systems and technologies available to make our customers more successful has always been the cornerstone of our success” said Donald R. Droppo Chairman & CEO. “Installing another KBA press will keep us way ahead of the technology curve in terms of print quality, automation and productivity.” “We are extremely pleased that Curtis packaging has selected our state-of-the-art 51 Rapida press. The new KBA press will enable Curtis Packaging to provide its many customers with continued high quality printing work and continue its’ growth in the packaging printing business sector” commented Ralph Sammick, President & CEO KBA North America. The KBA 51” Rapida press includes comprehensive coating capabilities and an Ergotronic console and Colortronic inking unit control for ease of operation. The system includes automation modules for production management including a KBA Logotronic CIP 3 CTP workstation and a closed loop Densitometry workstation integrated into a CIPLink digital workflow.