WÜRZBURG, Germany, April 11, 2013 (Press Release) - As at previous shows, Koenig & Bauer (KBA) will present a new-generation sheetfed offset press at China Print from 14 - 18 May 2013 in Beijing. Following its launch at Drupa 2012, the large-format Rapida 145 (max. sheet format 1,060 x 1,450mm / 41.7 x 57in; max. output of 17,000sph) will be showcased to an Asian audience on the 1,000m²-large (10,765ft²) KBA stand (stand nr. W1-008).
At the world's second-largest trade show a five-colour Rapida 145 with coater, DriveTronic SIS sidelay-free infeed and non-stop facilities will produce high-quality posters and packaging on paper and board. Visitors will be able to experience fast job changes first hand. With its energy-saving VariDryBlue-IR/hot-air dryers the press meets the demands of a growing ecological awareness amongst Chinese printers. The second press on the KBA stand is already popular throughout China. The up to 17,000sph-fast Rapida 105 (max. sheet size 74 x 106cm / 29 x 42in) launched at the All in Print trade show in Shanghai in November 2011 has a raft of Chinese users. A five-colour version with coater, extended delivery and board capability will too be giving live print demonstrations. The Rapida 105 is equipped with ErgoTronic ColorDrive automatic colour measuring at the console and QualiTronic Professional for inline colour control and sheet inspection, features which have not yet become standard in China. The Rapida 105's eco-package (eco certificate "emission tested") upgrade with an emission-extraction system targets the industry's increasing focus on the environment.
Along with sheetfed demonstrations and information about current developments in web offset and newspaper printing, the high-volume KBA RotaJET 76 digital press will be indirectly represented at the show by its printed products. Books and other digital print samples, produced on the KBA RotaJET web-to-web, will be finished on the Müller Martini stand (stand nr. E1-050). KBA experts will be on hand to distribute the Rota-JET's printwork and inform visitors about the technology of this high-volume inkjet web press as well as its possible business models.