Karat - Waterless Offset Printer
Precision Disc Manufacturing Corp. we
are pleased to announce the purchase of a
KBA 74 Karat 29 waterless digitally
integrated offset press.
The KBA 74 Karat is considered to be one of the
greenest print presses on the planet and, while we
definitely require an environmentally-friendly
printer for our product line of DVD and CD
eco-packaging solutions, the KBA 74 Karat also
delivers very high quality print reproduction for
our discerning clientele.
Were delighted to have been able to purchase
this particular press. states company
president Paul Durnie, It fits perfectly into
our mandate for environmentally responsible
technology and processes, and its the perfect fit
for growing our print division and new green
product offerings. The press-sheet size, quick
make-ready and printer speed made the 74 Karat a
must-have for us.
For a 29 printer of this calibre, the KBA 74 Karat
has a very compact footprint (12-9 long, 7-3
wide and 7-0 tall) and everything about this
printer is designed for efficiency and
user-friendliness. For example, the machine holds
two cassettes of imaging plates (sufficient to print
10 jobs) which are imaged and changed automatically
within the printer.
A complete job change with automated plate change,
imaging and inking only takes about 15 minutes, with
a maximum of just ten make-ready sheets. Thats
quite amazing for an offset printer, when you think
of the waste that is prevented by such efficient
operation and technology.
And speaking of efficiency, the KBA 74 Karat has a
maximum production speed of 10,000 sheets per hour,
with waterless offset plates that can allow
print-runs of up to 100,000 copies.
This press does away with paper waste, ink sludge,
toxic cleaners and chemical developers that are
typically associated with offset printing. Through
its use of soy based inks, completely waterless
printing technology, and inline aqueous coating, the
KBA 74 Karat provides the highest quality
eco-friendly print solutions youll find anywhere
without sacrificing print quality one bit!
When combined with Precision Discs existing Indigo
printers, not only does the KBA 74 Karat enhance our
print production capacity and speed, the 29 press
sheet also increases the number of products we can
Printer features and highlights:
Waterless offset brilliant colour, sharp dots
Soft reproduction of the finest gradients
In-line water based (aqueous) finishing.
Solid densities and tone reproduction to ISO
Make-ready: 10 sheets
Press dimensions (L x W x H): 12-9 x 7-3 x
Weight: 26,500 pounds
Max sheet size: 29.125 x 20.5
Max speed: 10,000 sph (job dependent)
Resolution: 100 dots/mm = 2,540 dpi
RIP: Creo Brisque