DRUPA 2012: New KBA Rapida 105 for sheet coding with Atlantic Zeiser’s DELTA 105i integrated printing module


Offset and digital printing combined: Hybrid solutions ensure unprecedented versatility with variable print jobs for sheet, label and packaging printing. At drupa KBA and Atlantic Zeiser will showcase the new KBA Rapida 105 sheetfed offset printing press equipped with Atlantic Zeiser’s DELTA 105i inline integration printing module and VERICAM verification system for digital high-speed coding . The hybrid Rapida 105 will be presented by KBA in hall 16, stand C47.

The Atlantic Zeiser Group, a leading developer and supplier of modules and integrated end-to-end system solutions for industrial digital and security printing, will demonstrate at drupa how its DELTA 105i high-speed digital printer can be integrated into the new generation Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) sheetfed offset Rapida 105. The collaboration enables printers to realise a wider range of special applications and opens up new business sectors with cost-efficient sheet printing. This combination ensures maximum print quality and speeds between 7,500 and 14,000 sheets per hour.

Ideal for coding and serialising, the innovative DELTA industrial digital printing technology from Atlantic Zeiser will be integrated into the Rapida 105. It is designed for high offset speeds of up to 240 m/min at a resolution of up to 600 dpi. Comprehensive market analyses have demonstrated that hybrid solutions, the combination of offset and digital printing technology, are the future of printing. Until now, the high quality levels and speeds permitted by offset printing were unobtainable from standard digital printing technologies so far.

Increasing demands of printing industry

The innovative DoD inkjet printing systems developed in-house by Atlantic Zeiser fulfil these challenging demands. They are an ideal inline integration and high-performance addition to modern offset systems such as the KBA Rapida 105. Added to this is the need for versatility in printing variable data onto different materials without extended setup times making industrial digital printing systems such as the DELTA a highly effective, cost-efficient solution.

Ultimately, the latest developments in product printing must be adopted. Legal requirements and the rapidly growing number of product forgeries make high quality, individual coding and serialising a necessity for product tracking and forgery protection on individual packs. The 2D Datamatrix barcodes required to do this can be optimally printed by digital printing systems from Atlantic Zeiser and checked directly and inline via integrated verification solutions such as VERICAM. This also facilitates transparent quality management and sustainable quality assurance.