KBA Compacta 618 for Italy

Mediagraf orders 48-page web press from KBA

Mediagraf S.p.A. in Padua and Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) continue a successful partnership as the Italian company orders a further KBA Compacta 618 48-page commercial web press.

The Mediagraf Group is one of the leading providers of commercial printers in Italy. Together with Societa Grafica Romana (SO.GRA.RO) in Rome, another group member, the group has state-of-the-art production facilities for sheetfed and commercial web offset printing. In Padua alone, one million books, 80 million catalogues and 60 million journals are produced each year for international publishing houses and customers from trade and industry. In addition, the church with numerous religious publications in the book and journal sector is one of the group’s major customers. From the fully digitalised pre-stage followed by printing through to further processing and shipping logistics, the company has created a highly automated workflow which guarantees customers maximum quality and efficiency in all stages of production.

In addition to several sheetfed presses, four web offset presses ranging from 16 to 64 pages are currently in action at Mediagraf’s huge production site in Padua (1)

The new 48-page KBA Compacta 618 will start production at Mediagraf at the end of August. Up to 45,000 high-quality copies will then leave the double-circumference web press every hour, boosting the company's output. Automatic reel feed, a web inspection system, web-threading device, semi-automatic plate changers on the printing units and inline ink measurement and control make the new Compacta 618 for Mediagraf a highly automated and productive machine for industrial print production.