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KBA expands high-speed inkjet with flexible web widths

Thursday, 09 October 2014
By Company press release

The German press manufacturer showcased the RotaJET 89-130 at Graph Expo in Chicago allowing inkjet production to meet the diverse requirements of the commercial printing sector with five different sizes.

A company press release claims, KBA is the first manufacturer to take into account the high-volume inkjet printing segment requirements regarding the configuration, features, maximum web width, and productivity of digital printing systems in the book, direct mail, magazine, newspaper, packaging and industrial printing market segments with the new retrofittable RotaJET L product series because it is available in various web widths, maximum printing widths, and colour content.

Users of the new RotaJET platform have a huge advantage because it allows them to react quickly and economically to changing market conditions and customer demands without the need to invest in an entirely new press. The high-performance RotaJET can be optimally configured to suit the respective market and industry environment.

The new KBA digital press series includes five RotaJET printing systems that can handle web widths ranging from 895 to 1300mm (35.2-inches to 51.1-inches). As all these new systems have been developed based on an identical platform it is possible to upgrade a KBA RotaJET 89 (web width 895mm/35.2-inches) easily and quickly to a RotaJET 100, RotaJET 112, RotaJET 123 or even a premium RotaJET 130 (web width 1,300mm/51.1-inches).

The RotaJET 130 is currently the only high-volume inkjet system with a web width of 1,300mm to offer top quality four-colour printing. It represents the ultimate high-end system in high-volume inkjet. Furthermore, it is also possible to modify a one-colour monochrome system into a four-colour system.

Founded on KBA’s long-term development strategy and the press’ consistent modular design, the KBA RotaJET has been designed to be retrofitted with future print head generations. This means that the KBA RotaJET 89-130 platform is the most flexible and future-proof high-volume inkjet system for users currently on the market.

What is more, the RotaJET 89-130 systems do not require any adjustment of the usual web widths or print substrate logistics, as they might in web offset printing. Thus the KBA RotaJET can even be integrated into existing offset landscapes without any compromises.

The KBA RotaJET 89 – 130 printing systems based on this new series will continue to supplement the RotaJET 76, which is still available but its printing width of 781mm (30.7in) cannot be extended.

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