In December 2017, the Midwestern firm, a specialist in unique print-driven products and services such as catalogs, publications, marketing collateral and book production, took delivery at its headquarters facility in Effingham, IL. Since then, the firm has experienced higher quality and accuracy, over 50% increase in net press speeds, significant waste reduction, and incredibly fast changeovers from job to job in under eight minutes.
“Our customers demand the highest quality available in the industry today at a price that can compete with printing companies located all over the world,” said Michael Kingery, president of Kingery Printing. “We take great pride in staying ahead of the competition by investing in equipment that delivers the highest quality at the fastest speeds.”
“This new Rapida 105 PRO press investment made by Kingery Printing signals that the largest independent downstate Illinois printer has chosen to invest with Koenig & Bauer to provide access to higher technology for its existing and growing roster of clients,” added Steve Korn, Koenig & Bauer’s director of national and key accounts. “This investment is already realizing greater manufacturing efficiencies and providing increased capacity because of its industry-leading sheetfed press technology.”
To maintain its steady growth, Kingery chose to invest in a new highly-automated industry-leading press from Koenig & Bauer, which replaced three older presses. The Rapida 105 PRO produces jobs either straight or perfecting at 15,000 sph, 50% faster net speeds than was previously possible.