The Comet has a maximum output of 75,000 newspapers per hour in non-collect mode and has a choice of cut-offs from 500mm to 700mm (19.68 - 27.56in). Web width can range from 635mm to 1,000mm (25 - 39.37in). The press is configured with H-type units for printing blanket-to-blanket. Four-high towers with stacked H-type units for 4/4 printing guarantee a consistently high full-colour print quality with easy accessibility and ergonomic operation. The Comet can be configured with a heatset package including hot-air dryers enhancing cost efficiency and production flexibility. The results have been very good, particularly on matt, coated, SC and LWC stock weighing up to 90gsm (57.75lbs). Many printing houses in the highly competitive semi-commercial market have found that the Comet delivers a high-quality print at a very favourable cost per copy. The press boasts breakthrough technology and a shaftless drive system with a dedicated AC motor for each printing couple which delivers huge advantages with regard to ease of operation, flexibility, makeready times and waste. Depending on presshall architecture the Comet can be configured as a floor-mounted, gallery or two-floor version, with one or more press sections which can be coupled together. Its logical modular design supports individuality. Cutting-edge console technology, with a choice of equipment levels including pre-setting and production planning systems, is a standard feature. Proven superstructure solutions and auxiliary units for inline finishing, robust jaw folders,
reelstands with Patras reel logistics and further modules all contribute to the KBA Comet’s high level of reliability and productivity.