A few months ago, a Rapida 75 PRO with LED-UV drying was commissioned at ColorPressArt in Kielce/Poland. It is the first half-format press incorporating this innovative drying technology in the country. At a recent open house, representatives from other Polish print companies were able to experience the new Rapida 75 PRO in production with a variety of non-absorbent substrates. A series of accompanying presentations provided more information on the LED-UV process and on the inks and other consumables used.
Robert Tokarski, CEO of ColorPressArt, is delighted with the comprehensive automation, energy efficiency and ecological compatibility of the press. It has been configured with five printing units, a coater and triple-length extended delivery. Besides LED-UV production, it can also print and coat in a conventional process at speeds up to 16,000 sheets per hour.
The list of key press features includes FAPC fully automatic plate changers, Plate Ident, CleanTronic Synchro Speed, the disengaging of unused inking units, a console with wallscreen, ErgoTronic ColorDrive, ErgoTronic Lab, QualiTronic ColorControl with LiveView, DotView and QualityPass, ACR, accessories for printing on plastics and VariDryBlue dryers. With 225 mm raised foundations and CX board-handing accessories, the press is equipped to print on substrates up to a thickness of 0.8 mm. From standard and uncoated papers to films and other plastic materials, it delivers high-quality print on practically all substrates.
“Apart from the technological advantages, the LED-UV process brings also tangible economic benefits, for example a reduced energy consumption and significant material savings,” as Robert Tokarski confirms. Jan Korenc, managing director of KBA CEE: “We would like to thank ColorPressArt for choosing to install another sheetfed offset press from Koenig & Bauer. With its technical capabilities, it will help ColorPressArt to expand into new market segments.”
ColorPressArt was founded as an owner-managed company in Kielce/Poland in 1996. It offers a full spectrum of print-related services, working with cutting-edge technologies in an exceptionally modern production environment. The portfolio includes high-quality commercial products, books, labels and pharma packaging, as well as advertising photography, visual advertising and promotion articles.