For many years already, the name KBA Rapida 105 has stood for absolute reliability and an attractive price-performance ratio in medium-format sheetfed offset. The market success of the press is founded on its high substrate flexibility, practice-oriented ease of handling and a robust design. Together, these factors contribute to excellent print quality on the most varied materials.
Efficient production thanks to technology beyond the norm
Being based on a common platform, the Rapida 105 shares numerous design solutions with its sister presses for the B1 format. That means cutting-edge technology which is lacking in many other sheetfed offset presses: Inking units which can be disengaged when not in use, user-oriented washing systems or ultramodern console features – many details make work easier for the printer.
That characterises the Rapida 105:
DriveTronic feeder with peerless dedicated drive technology
Bleed- and wear-free ink ducts
Energy-efficient VariDry drying systems, right up to LED-UV
Non-stop pile changing solutions for uninterrupted production
All Rapida presses are renowned for their superior substrate flexibility. There are thus practically no limits to the scope of applications.
Whether paper, card, film or corrugated board, the Rapida 105 handles almost everything which you could wish to print in sheetfed offset thanks to its low-curvature sheet path. Accessory packages permit further optimisation of the sheet travel for specific types of substrate.
Another interesting point: The special air-cushioned sheet transport through the printing units and delivery provides for gentle handling and exact pile formation. It is thus still possible to print at full speed when working with more sensitive materials.
Many components of the Rapida 105 are geared to making work easier for the printer.
The modern ErgoTronic console provides a straightforward interface for intuitive press control. All functions are clearly arranged and accessible via a touchscreen monitor. Depending on the individual configuration, the console offers a job changeover program, job-specific saving of the press parameters, maintenance reminders, and much more besides. Even peripheral systems can be controlled via the console.
Touchscreen displays with direct function access bring additional ease of handling to the feeder and delivery. Air settings, sheet arrival timing and lateral alignment are frequently needed functions. But few will be needed at all when jobs are loaded via the automatic preset functions.
First-class print quality
Dot-sharp print has always been a hallmark of Rapida sheetfed offset presses. That can be attributed not least to their robust design. The unit substructures are cast in a single piece for exceptional torsional rigidity. The single continuous drive train between all printing units ensures extremely smooth and quiet running.
To further safeguard consistent and constant print quality, the Rapida 105 can be equipped with additional measuring and control systems. The functionality of such systems ranges from register setting assistance, via colour measurement to inline colour control. Additional functions, such as ErgoTronic Lab, PSO Match, QualityPass, or Instrument Flight for colour control based on grey balance, permit the definition of individual variants for quality measurement and documentation.