Highly sophisticated, customer-specific configurations
Notwithstanding a considerable number of installations with commercial, book and magazine printers, large-format Rapidas are most commonly employed in packaging applications. Raised press foundations, automatic non-stop pile changing, pile logistics, inline coating and appropriate dryer installations are typical features of a packaging press. Facilities for single and multiple coatings, if necessary also before the actual printing, as well as cold foil application and perfecting, permit highly individual product refinement.
Thanks to the high level of automation, which provides a basis for economical production even with short runs, the large-format Rapidas are a no less interesting means of production for books, magazines and the full spectrum of commercial products. Similarly for standardised commercial printing with gang formes, as practised by Internet printers. This is a field in which perfector models come into their own, including configurations for 4-over-4 production.
Various special applications enable offset printing on less conventional substrates such as beer mats or metal sheets. The MetalStar presses offered by Koenig & Bauer MetalPrint, for example, also incorporate printing units and other press assemblies of the large-format Rapidas.