KBA retrofits inkjet systems to newspaper presses

Regionalisation in advertising, prize draws or the update of breaking news during production – these are just a few of the many possibilities inkjet imprinting provides for newspaper printers. KBA now offers to retrofit its offset presses with Kodak inkjet systems.

by WAN-IFRA Staff | April 16, 2013

The imprinting system used is the Prosper S30 of Kodak (picture) featureing a maximum print resolution of 600 x 200 dpi. It can imprint variable data at web speeds up to 15 m/s. The print heads are positioned in the superstructure of the press, respecting the exact distance between print heads and paper web, and precise setting of the web tension and cut-off register.

Part of the retrofit set is a camera for register control as well as a motor-adjusted cross-beam for exact positioning of the print head or the print heads.

In the next few weeks, KBA will be installing 11 Kodak Prosper inkjet systems on KBA presses used by contractor printers of the Axel Springer group at seven locations in Germany. The KBA technicians are also able to retrofit inkjet systems to newspaper and commercial web presses from other manufacturers.

KBA press release

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