KBA 74 Karat - Waterless Offset Printer

NOVEMBER  3  2010

At 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.

“We’re 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 it’s 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. That’s 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 you’ll find anywhere without sacrificing print quality one bit!

When combined with Precision Disc’s 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 provide.

Printer features and highlights:

• Waterless offset – brilliant colour, sharp dots
• Soft reproduction of the finest gradients
• No ghosting
• Superb solids
• In-line water based (aqueous) finishing.
• Solid densities and tone reproduction to ISO 12647-1/2/3
• Make-ready: 10 sheets
• Press dimensions (L x W x H): 12’-9” x 7’-3” x 7’-0”
• Weight: 26,500 pounds
• Power: 65kVA
• 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



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