Marrs Printing & Packaging Seeks Pressroom Optimization with KBA Rapida 106
Marrs Printing & Packaging made a decisive move to add more firepower to its City of Industry, Calif., pressroom with the summer addition of a new fully-automated six-color KBA Rapida 106 press with coater and board package. This medium-size format press, known as the world makeready champion, will quickly and consistently deliver high-end packaging products to the firm’s West Coast retail customers mainly in the cosmetic and healthcare industries.
“We’re adding another ‘arrow in our quiver’ to our pressroom,” says Scott Marrs, VP at Marrs Printing & Packaging. “We’re making this multi-million dollar investment to maintain the high responsiveness that our customers expect. Our goal is to always provide the highest quality service for our customers. Quality is not negotiable.”
Its decision to align with KBA was due to its desire to drive maximum performance and yield significant results with new internal on-press tools not in its arsenal previously. The California firm will gain significant speed of 18,000 sph due to the Rapida’s fully automatic plate changing system and will advance its consistency, efficiency, and product control using KBA’s unique slate of in-line and online systems: KBA QualiTronic ColorControl and KBA ErgoTronic ColorControl. Press operators will be able to measure print quality via both systems and execute automatic color correction with QualiTronic ColorControl in-line measuring equipment or with the press of a button with ErgoTronic ColorControl online measuring equipment thus reducing makeready and waste and complying with the selected standard throughout the entire job run. These systems also help to reduce manual intervention during production and increase higher press speeds.
“The folding carton production market continues to change with clients asking us for shorter run lengths, increased speed-to-market, and consistent color and production week-to-week, month-to-month,” says Marrs. “Consumers are making split-second decisions to purchase products on a store shelf each and every day. Our job is to offer the highest quality printing to ensure brand integrity along with flexible and fluid scheduling to keep our clients satisfied. The investment in our new KBA Rapida 106 is testament that we’re committed to that ideal.”