Carlson Print Group Expands Its Specialty Print Expertise with New Koenig & Bauer Rapida 106 Eight-Color, LED-UV Double Coater Press
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In a move intended to further its dedication as a leader in the printing market, Carlson Print Group announces the purchase of a new Koenig & Bauer Rapida 106 41-inch eight-color press with a double coater and an array of unique technological features. The new press, which joins a Koenig & Bauer Rapida 105 PRO on its production floor in Eden Prairie, MN, will provide CPG’s clients with bold, unique products and help CPG to increase its capacity as it continues to expand its business. Carlson anticipates the new press being in full production on December 1, 2023.
Carlson’s new Rapida 106 is a sheet fed offset press with eight colors and two coating units that include a state-of-the-art color control system. This system allows each job to come up to the desired color quickly and maintain that color throughout the production run. It ensures that each of CPG’s customer’s projects look consistent from beginning to end. An in-line color control measures every sheet and controls every 10th sheet. It also reduces waste and make ready time. This enables CPG to produce the widest variety of print applications and offer unique solutions to their customers to ensure their product differentiates themselves in the crowded marketplace.
The Rapida 106 will also be equipped with two modules: one for cold foil applications and the other for Cast ‘n Cure applications. Both module systems are run inline in one pass on press providing value-added services to CPG’s customers, enhanced its quality, and satisfies customer demands. These modules provide CPG with the ability to provide unique special effects and enhancements for their customers. They are an innovative option that will transcend the demands of CPG’s most high-end customers.
Carlson prides itself on being able to offer its customers the ability and flexibility to use different substrates. The new Koenig & Bauer press is custom configured with an exclusive package for board, plastic, and lightweight stocks. This configuration allows Carlson to offer to their customers more material options utilizing this press’s capabilities to its full potential.
Hand-in-hand with that potential is the Rapida’s full drying package with LED lamps that reduce power consumption and print on many substrates such as plastic, decreases drying time, and eliminates distortion.
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