• KBA Rapida 105 PRO joins three half-format Rapidas
  • Outstanding substrate flexibility from paper to board
  • Alternating use of conventional and UV inks/coatings

Aslam Sulaiman, owner of Century Packages in Karachi/Pakistan, has been investing regularly in sheetfed offset technology from KBA for a number of years. His company already operates three half-format Rapidas: Two Rapida 72 presses and a five-colour Rapida 75 with coater and extended delivery. In a few weeks, they are to be joined by a Rapida 105 PRO with six printing units and facilities for high-quality inline finishing, which also heralds the company’s entry into the medium-format sheetfed offset market.

Aslam Sulaiman explains: “This step was well overdue. We need the larger format for both our packaging and commercial jobs.” Accordingly, the Rapida 105 PRO is equipped for maximum flexibility, accommodating commercial and packaging printing on substrates up to a thickness of 1.2 mm. It is furthermore able to alternate between a conventional process and UV inks and coatings. That guarantees the company full planning and design freedoms, serving the interests of both the food packaging sector and high-quality cosmetics packaging. Further important features are the 450 mm raised foundations, CleanTronic Multi washing systems (including CleanTronic UV), non-stop pile changing in the delivery, and a wide range of automation modules.

Century Packages was founded in 2006 and in the meantime counts approx. 100 employees. From the very beginning, it has relied on press equipment from KBA-Sheetfed. Significant reasons lie in the advanced technology of the Rapida series and the support offered by both the KBA factory in Radebeul and local sales and service partner Imprint Packaging Solutions. With certification to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and HACCP, Century Packages can today furnish proof of compliance with all the relevant demands of high-quality packaging for the food sector and sustainable work safety management.