These roadshows have taken place since 2007.
The motto for this 11th edition – which took place in Tianjin, Guiyang, Yiwu, Huangshi and Taipei and attended by more than 700 print users – was "Built for your Needs – High-Level Sheetfed configurations."
Each event consists of a seminar section and practical print demonstrations at a Rapida user.
The choice of presentation topics was closely linked to the installations at the local print companies, which opened their halls during the event and presented Rapida technology live.
In Tianjin, the focus was on highly automated printing with inline cold-foil finishing, four-over-four printing with a RS 106 reel-to-sheet device and postpress with the Rapida RDC 106 rotary die cutter.
At Tianjin Haishun, a commercial and packaging printer, visitors saw an 8-color Rapida 106 with perfecting unit for four-over-four production, a RS 106 and additional coater, a 6-color Rapida 106 with coater and a Rapida 145 with 5 inking units, coater and pile logistics.
Cold-foil production, rotary die-cutting and highly complex machine configurations were also the focus in Guiyang.
Guizhou Yongji, a manufacturer of cigarette packaging, opened its doors to show visitors its Rapida 106 with coater, interdeck dryer, ten printing units, an additional coater, cold-foil module and extended delivery, and an 8-color Rapida 106 with coater, UV equipment and cold-foil module at production speeds of 18,000 sheets per hour.
Printing on plastic material and film was one of the main topics in Yiwu.
Yiwu Zhongyin and with Zhejiang Xibulun showed high-quality print production on non-absorbent substrates. Yiwu Zhongyin uses a Rapida 75 PRO with 7 inking units and coater.
Zhejiang Xibulun has a Rapida 105 PRO with 6 inking units and coater.
In Huangshi, visitors saw the longest Rapida installation in China, a Rapida 106 with 9 inking units, coater, 2 interdeck dryers, another printing and coating unit and a delivery extension – 14 printing and finishing units. It is in operation at Hubei Jinjia. It produces high-quality packaging for spirits inline with printing speeds of up to 18,000 sheets per hour.
At the events in Taipei experts from Koenig & Bauer in Radebeul and the local sales team explained the printing plant 4.0, inline cold foil production with Vinfoil Optima, the opportunities for UV production and the digital packaging printing of the future with the VariJET 106.