Full UV high-speed 20,000 sph press will become fourth KBA model on its pressroom floor
At Drupa, the international trade fair being held in Dusseldorf, Germany, Allied Printing Services, a full service commercial/financial printing firm located in Manchester, CT, agreed to purchase its fourth new KBA Rapida 106 41-inch six-color high-performance press equipped with UV and conventional coating and running speeds of 20,000 sph. John Sommers, president and CEO of Allied Printing Services, met with KBA executives in early June to ink the contract. The new press will be delivered in the fall of 2016.
"Allied is proud to reinvest in our company by offering our customers state-of- the art technology throughout every department," says John Sommers, president and CEO of Allied Printing Services. "We are excited to install our fourth KBA Rapida 106 press in the last four years. We have seen increased demand for UV printing and coating. We have reacted to our customers' needs with this capital expenditure which will increase our UV capacity, giving our customers exactly what they are asking for while allowing for increased productivity and flexibility in press approval schedules. Our relationship with KBA continues to grow. They are an excellent partner, reflecting the pride and commitment we share with our customers each and every day."
The new KBA Rapida press will join three additional high-performance KBA Rapida presses that print sheet sizes up to 29x41" at Allied's 285,000 sq ft facility. One of its KBA machines is a hybrid UV press, with the ability to run and cure UV inks in any unit with overall and spot UV coating. Its current fleet of KBA presses has inline color management and register control to ensure consistent quality, can handle a wide range of printing substrates from lightweight plastics to heavy board, and provides Allied with faster turnarounds with automated inline systems such as color control, automatic register, and auto plate changing; and a direct pro-environmental impact.
Established in 1949, Allied Printing Services, Inc. is a full service commercial/financial printing services company located in Manchester, CT serving a national customer base of pharmaceutical, educational financial, retail, point-of-purchase, manufacturing, agency, and direct mailers. Allied offers a turnkey solution to its customers by providing a comprehensive mix of resources, solutions and capabilities. The firm has robust sheetfed, web, and digital press capabilities and its bindery/finishing area is the largest in all of New England. Allied's mailing, fulfillment, kitting, Print-On-Demand, and variable data capabilities give it a unique value-proposition. Allied is a third- generation family-owned business. Its sales growth places Allied among the top printers in the United States and it is the largest family-owned commercial printer located in New England.
KBA North America is located in Dallas, Texas and a member of the KBA Group. Established almost 200 years ago in Wuerzburg, Germany, Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) is the oldest and second largest press manufacturer worldwide. KBA's banner, 'People & Print', reflects its dual focus as a leading innovator for print entrepreneurs. The group's product range is the broadest in the industry; its portfolio includes sheetfed offset presses in all format classes, commercial and newspaper web presses, inkjet systems and presses, flexographic presses, special presses for banknotes, securities, metal-decorating, smart cards, glass and plastic decorating. For more information visit the company's web site at www.kba.com.