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Koenig & Bauer’s Large Format Presses Maintain a Strong Following

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Large format customers point to the competitive advantages of Koenig & Bauer large format presses, including: 50% or more square inch capacity, reduced make-ready time and high production speeds, with the most industrialized customers producing in excess of 90 million sheets per year. The large-format press line runs the gamut from the Rapida—145, 57-inch with its production speeds of up to 18,000 to the 64-inch Rapida—164, printing at 17,000 sph.

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—Litho-laminated corrugated packaging manufacturer—chose a Rapida—164, 7-color press to help its elite customers—Kellogg’s & Pepsico—“stand out”, not “blend in” on store shelves.

Huston Patterson, a privately owned package printer—serving firms such as Disney, Pampers, Sony & Coca-Cola—flawlessly reproduces specific color schemes, logos and graphics, using its new Rapida—164, 64-inch 8-color.

Oliver Inc. chose their 9th Koenig & Bauer press: a Rapida—145, 57-inch 7 color to serve their food, health, beauty and pharma package printing niches. Their new press will provide 20% more production & capacity and high-end finishing capabilities.

Superior Litho. Los Angeles—packager for the food, electronics & cosmetics industries—chose a Rapida—145, 7-color coater press, its third large-format press from Koenig & Bauer. Equipped with UV dryers, inline color control and PDF-Check.

Foster Printing—After installing the unique Rapida—205, 81-inch press in 2012—the largest ever produced—will be adding its 4th large format press from Koenig & Bauer, a new Rapida—164, 6-color 64-inch press.

According to Koenig & Bauer, a range of models, in combination with exceptional print quality—with a high level of engineering & craftsmanship—allow these presses to produce the work of two smaller format presses. Each press can be customized to customer applications allowing a unique variety of printed products. Rapida’s can be equipped with:
  • A reel-to-sheet feeder,
  • A double-pile delivery,
  • Diverse drying units such as UV & LED,
  • Additional printing units after coating & perfecting facilities,
  • Raised foundations and integrated into a fully automatic pile logistics system,
  • Configured with 16 printing & finishing units.
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