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Two Rapida 106 for J Thomson Colour Printers

Press release from the issuing company

LED-UV and perfecting for Glasgow

Glasgow-based J Thomson Colour Printers has switched press supplier to KBA in a two-press deal signed at Drupa. The contract is for a six-colour Rapida 106 plus coater with LED UV and a conventional ten-colour Rapida 106 perfector for 5/5 printing.

As one of the leading commercial printers in the UK, J Thomson provides high-quality brochures, magazines and many other kinds of printed literature to financial, educational and arts institutions, alongside government bodies and design agencies. The £12.5 million (€16m) turnover, 125 employee business was established in 1953 as a packaging printer.

The ten-colour Rapida 106 is fully loaded with KBA's unique automation technologies which will reduce waste and makeready times, and take productivity to new levels. These include DriveTronic SPC and DriveTronic SIS sidelay-free infeed. However, it is the six-colour press that is really something special, this high-end press will be the first LED-UV Rapida 106 in the UK.

J Thomson's managing director Kevin Creechan: "The tests at Radebeul ran particularly well. Alongside the technological aspects, KBA's clear understanding of LED-UV technology won us over."


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