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      Rapida 75

Productive and economical in half format

Energy savings and a compact design, high productivity and a meaningful level of automation – the Rapida 75 is a dependable half-format press for a full spectrum of B2 applications. It reduces energy consumption by up to 30 per cent compared to equivalent competitor presses, and its minimal footp rint is simply unrivalled.

More sheet area and no shortage of performance

Upon request, the Rapida 75 can even be supplied with a slightly enlarged maximum sheet format. And with printing speeds up to 16,000 sheets/h, there is no denying its performance capabilities.

Another benefit is its flexibility – with regard to both configurations and the range of substrates which can be handled. Double-size impression cylinders and transfer systems are the key. The Rapida 75 is available in two to eight-colour versions, optionally with a perfecting unit, inline coating or even both. In many details, the technical solutions are identical to those of the larger-format Rapidas.

Highlights of the Rapida 75

  • Practice-oriented automation, including inline colour measurement and control
  • Pile plates in the feeder and delivery
  • Comprehensive options for inline finishing
  • Modern  VariDry  dryer systems, right up to LED-UV

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Productive and economical

Production on the Rapida 75 permits considerable energy savings compared to other presses. From start to finish, it implements technical solutions geared to low energy consumption.

One example is the environment-friendly  VariDry Blue  dryer system in the extended delivery. Two heater units warm the process air to the drying temperature preselected at the console. Optimised hot air nozzles then spread the air over the whole surface of the substrate. The still only partially saturated air from dryer modules 1 and 2 is recirculated for further use in module 3 and in the swan neck. In this way, the energy consumption for drying can be reduced by up to 50 per cent.

An optional energy management function measures the energy input at individual points of consumption and thus achieves even greater transparency.Verglichen mit anderer Technik produziert die Rapida 75 äußerst energiesparend. Ihre Technik beruht auf Lösungen, die vergleichsweise wenig Energie verbrauchen.

Enlarged sheet format

The maximum sheet format on the Rapida 75 is slightly larger than usual for a half-format press: 53 x 75 cm as standard, and even 60.5 x 75 cm as a special format. That also adds a little extra to the available printing area. The standard print format for straight production is 51 x 73.5 cm, and this increases to 58.5 x 73.5 cm with the special format.

In practice, the enlarged format means that printers who occasionally produce in US letter or typical magazine and catalogue formats can now plan 6-up layouts. Two extra copies on every sheet compared to other presses in this format class.

Even this small detail already boosts productivity by 50 per cent. That alone is reason to choose the Rapida 75 for your B2 printing Needs.

Less space for more print

Despite the larger sheet format, the Rapida 75 occupies only a minimum of floor space. Thanks to its compact design, it boasts a much smaller footprint than many other half-format sheetfed offset presses. The advantage for you: Where space in the printshop is at a premium and there is not room for other presses, it is often still possible to install a Rapida 75. And that nevertheless with adequate reserves for pile transport to and from the feeder and delivery.

The reduced footprint naturally has a further benefit, namely the positive effect on your space costs – and thus, in the end, on the cost calculations for your printed products. In other words, print production on the Rapida 75 is extremely economical in every respect.

Standard Optional
Max. sheet format 530 x 750 mm 605 x 750 mm
Max. production speed  1) 15.000 sheets/h 16.000 sheets/h
Substrate thickness 0,04 - 0,6 mm 0,04 - 0,8 mm
Printing units 2 - 8 -
Perfecting -


Venturi sheet guidance -


CleanTronic  washing systems -


VariDry  dryer systems -


KBA logistics solutions -


Quality measurement and control systems -


Remote maintenance module PressSupport 24 Sheetfed -


Workflow solutions for printshop networking

1  Dependent on individual processing parameters, e.g. inks and substrates used