Marrs Printing & Packaging, a full-service digital and offset print provider located in a 45,000-square-foot facility in City of Industry, CA, recently installed two Koenig & Bauer
Rapida 106 41-inch presses.
Soon, a third, new Koenig & Bauer Rapida 106 seven-color full LED-UV offset press with board and plastic packages, which also has an Eagle Systems for cold foil applications, will be installed.
“Consumers have a lot of choices on the store shelves today and they make split-second decisions to buy products,” said Scott Marrs, VP at Marrs Printing & Packaging. “Brands demand that each package has to stand out and match the one next to it; there can be no color variation. Our job is to protect brand integrity and ensure that color stays consistent on the packaging.
"Our two current Koenig & Bauer Rapida presses quickly and consistently deliver high-end packaging products to our West Coast retail customers mainly in the cosmetic and healthcare industries and we’re sure our third Rapida press will provide the same results.”
The Rapida’s significant speed of 18,000 sph along with its fully automatic plate changing system helps to reduce manual intervention during production and retain higher press speeds.
Marrs equipped its new Rapida 106 with advanced inline and online systems, such as the Koenig & Bauer QualiTronic ColorControl and ErgoTronic Color Control. These systems automatically run color control and quality checks based on each individual brand’s logo and signature color recognition. The newest member of the Marrs pressroom can print with both conventional and UV inks and coatings and handle a broad range of substrates, including plastics, up to 1.2mm thick due to the board and plastic packages.
“In today’s competitive market, packaging printers need to differentiate themselves apart from their competition,” Marrs said. “How do you do that? In our case, we have demonstrated to our customers that we are willing to invest millions of dollars to purchase award-winning technology from Koenig & Bauer that will set their package and product apart from the others on a store shelf. Simply put, our goal is to always provide the highest quality products and services for our customers.
"Quality is not negotiable.”