At Print China (Guangdong, April 9-13), Koenig & Bauer
showcased its latest press and process technologies for the half and medium format markets.
Koenig & Bauer provided live print demonstrations on an eight-color Rapida 106 perfector for 4-over-4 production with additional inline coating and on a five-color Rapida 75 PRO.
Tianjin Haishun Printing & Packaging from Tianjin already took possession of its new Rapida 106 at a ceremony on the first day. This is the seventh sheetfed press from Koenig & Bauer for one of the largest print companies in Northern China. And an eighth press is currently on its way to China from the factory in Germany.
The Rapida 75 PRO will be moving on to Zhejiang DingNuo Printing Co., a commercial and packaging printer in Eastern China, after the fair. The new half-format press will then enable the company to further expand its activities in fields such as paper packaging.
The opening day of the fair also brought the first new orders for Koenig & Bauer Sheetfed. Zhuhai Huazhongming Technology, for example, ordered an eight-color Rapida 105 with coater and UV facilities. The company plans to use the press to produce a range of packaging with high-quality UV finishes.