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Hederman Brothers Places Drupa Order For New KBA Rapida 106 41-inch Six-Color Full LED UV Curing System Press

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Leading Mississippi commercial print and direct mail shop will be first in North America with this unique configuration

Retiring two older presses with a new KBA Rapida lightning-fast 20,000 sph model

Hederman Brothers, a leading full-service commercial printer located in Ridgeland, MS, has placed an order at the Drupa trade show in Germany for the purchase and delivery of a new KBA Rapida 106 41-inch six-color press plus coater featuring Air Motion Systems (AMS) full high-energy efficiency LED UV, QualiTronic ColorControl inline color control for quality control, and a lightning-fast 20,000 sph. This 118-year-old family-run fourth-generation firm will be retiring two older sheetfed presses and installing its first new high-performance KBA Rapida 106 41-inch machine in a new facility during the fourth quarter of 2016. It will be the first press in North America with two (AMS) high power XP-11 LED lamps and multiple docking points including end of press. 

“Our goal is to continually serve our customers with the highest quality, most advanced technology and fastest throughput,” says Doug Hederman, president and CEO of Hederman Brothers and its fourth-generation leader. “We chose this specially-configured press with proven automation and technology from KBA because we believe it will surpass the high expectations and demands of our loyal customers and address the speed, quality, and innovative designs that we produce for them. This will be our first KBA press. After thoroughly vetting the other press manufacturers, we felt that KBA and AMS delivered the most innovative press technology to carry our business into the next generation.”

The uniquely-configured press with its high energy efficiency, heat-less solid state UV LED curing provides stunning results and faster turnaround speed. Hederman will be receiving exceptional results for high end special effects and immediate post-production work such as cutting and scoring and will no longer need to worry about powder-filled pressrooms, expensive IR/Hot Air dryers, marking problems or waiting for sheets to dry. 

Hederman will also join a select group of fellow KBA customers in North America that are operating Rapida sheetfed presses with the highest run speed of any manufacturer---an outstanding 20,000 sph. About a dozen presses are in full production among some of the best known and highly respected printers in the country where this lightning-fast speed is being met on a daily basis. Hederman is looking forward to being one of the showcase facilities where its high-speed press produces more jobs with quicker production. 

Hederman Brothers was established in 1898 by brothers Robert and Tom Hederman in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1928, the firm purchased the first offset printing press to operate in Mississippi.  After many years of steady growth, Robert's sons, Zach and Henry, assumed control of the thriving company in 1938. For decades the firm continued to thrive. In 1982, Henry and his son, Hap, purchased the printing company from the other family members with plans of expanding the 40,000 square-foot office in downtown Jackson. With business and technology booming in 1993, Hederman Brothers purchased its first 40" six color press with aqueous coating capability and moved to a new facility in Ridgeland, Mississippi, which nearly doubled the size of the downtown printing facility.  In 1998, Hederman Brothers became an ISO certified company and celebrated its 100th anniversary. Since then, the firm has added a new division called Hederman Direct as well as a full line of digital presses. More recently, the company is relocating into a new state of the art facility in Madison, MS to accommodate its continued growth.


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