Brilliant results with HR-UV
The company needed a new half-format press with a compact footprint which would permit installation within the confined space of its historical premises. The press was also to provide opportunity for experiments, because the company pursues the highest performance demands in every respect, whether technology, image quality or paper. It is constantly exploring and pushing back process and technology limits, helping to develop highly pigmented inks and optimised colour profiles for work on behalf of discerning customers from the premium segment.
A KBA Rapida 76 went into production in spring 2013. Its gallery was modified to allow for the historical columns in the press room. The five-colour coater press is configured with fully automatic plate changing, the inline colour measuring system QualiTronic ColorControl and HR-UV dryers. It stands out with extremely fast makeready and its suitability to print a broad spectrum of substrates. The HR-UV drying technology also achieves a considerable reduction in energy consumption compared to a conventional UV press.
The Rapida 76 prints with highly reactive inks and HR-UV drying at every unit, which means that the sheets are already dry when they leave the press. There is furthermore plenty of scope for experimentation to achieve special effects by printing wet-on-dry. The results are pin-sharp, without even a hint of spreading. Robstolk uses not only CMYK inks, but also numerous PMS colours. The resulting print products, including art books and fashion catalogues, are lively and colourful – also and not least on uncoated papers. The Rapida 76 is the ideal means to stand out above the market standard.