KBA adds wide web digital and partners with HP

Barney Cox
Thursday, October 16, 2014

KBA has launched the widest full-colour digital web press yet, the RotaJet L-Series.

It will be available in 89cm-1.3m-wide variants in monochrome or four-colour and as all the machines are based on the same mechanical base users will be able to upgrade if needed to the full width and full-colour.

The chassis is also designed to enable the print heads to be retrofitted to enable users to benefit from the advances in this technology without having to invest in totally new mechanical systems. Details of the running speed and inkjet technology to be used were not revealed.

The L-Series joins the firm’s first digital web, the Rotajet 76, which uses Kyocera print heads and runs at 150m/minute.

KBA’s announcement of the new digital web platform at the World Publishing Expo 2014 in Amsterdam this week follows the firm’s partnership with HP on the development of a web-fed corrugated packaging press.

The corrugated press will be marketed and sold by HP but the chassis will be built by KBA.

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