Medium FormatRapida 106 X

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ErgoTronic AutoRun

  • Autonomous printing mode for job sequences
  • Minimises job-to-job-transition
  • Software driven process that interacts with operator as required

AirTronic delivery

  • Aerodynamic gripper bars optimise airflow
  • Venturi sheet guide plates for contact-free sheet guiding
  • Dynamic sheet brake with speed-compensated suction belts 
  • Full preset capability of all air and format settings for shortest makeready times

Double pile delivery

  • Automatically separates good and waste sheets into two separate stacks, ensuring smooth processes for the next process step

QualiTronic ColorControl

  • Extremely fast colour control system reduces waste to an absolute minimum
  • Inline colour measurement of every single sheet and control of every 10th sheet for consistently high print quality
  • Content monitoring options available: 
    • QualtiTronic PrintCheck for comparison against master
    • QualtiTronic PDFCheck for comparison against PDF
    • QualtiTronic PDFHighRes for high resolution comparison against PDF


  • Specially coated ink ducts for rapid ink changes

Disengageable inking units

  • Individual inking units can be engaged or disengaged as required for the job in hand
  • No need to apply roller paste and no washing down to resume production


  • Parallel washing processes and job-specific, preselectable washing programmes for excellent cleaning results 
  • CleanTronic Synchro: simultaneous washing of blankets and impression cylinders during plate change with DriveTronic SPC
  • PrintClean" function: removes excess ink from plates and blankets to reduce blanket washing

DriveTronic SPC (Simultaneous Plate Change)

  • Fully automatic simultaneous plate change in all printing units
  • All plates changed in under 1 minute

Sheet travel

  • Double-size impression cylinders and transfer drums for stress-free sheet travel and ultimate substrate flexibility 
  • Hardened gripper tips and finely structured gripper pads for maximum holding forces and precise sheet transfer
  • Easily accessible venturi sheet guide plates for marking- and scratch-free production

DriveTronic SIS (Sensoric Infeed System)

  • Patented sheet infeed system
  • Electronically controlled lateral sheet alignment
  • Eliminates maintenance and wear

DriveTronic feeder

  • DriveTronic single-drive technology for absolute precision and high production speeds of up to 22,000 sph
  • 4 servo motors for all settings at the feeder
  • Full preset capability for all format and air settings for the shortest makeready times

The performance benchmark in industrial printing

The mission for the new Rapida generation in medium format was simple: to develop the most efficient and sophisticated 740 x 1,060 mm sheetfed offset press ever built by Koenig & Bauer.

The result is the new performance benchmark in industrial printing: the Rapida 106 X. It fulfils the highest demands on automation and productivity and is a pioneer in the industry when it comes to digitalisation.

Packaging, commercial or label printing - no matter which segment you are specialised in - the Rapida 106 X offers you significant advantages in terms of economy and efficiency, as well as innovative solutions for your very specific requirements. The new generation of presses is pioneering the industrial printing of the future and includes features to make it:

  • Faster in production thanks to shorter makeready times
  • Faster in production thanks to higher output
  • Convenient operation thanks to intelligent processes
  • Longer in production thanks to lower maintenance requirements


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Benefits of the Rapida 106 X:

  • Maximum number of net saleable sheets thanks to production speeds of up to 22,000 sph
  • Even higher productivity thanks to a sophisticated automation concept for more parallel makeready processes and autonomous printing
  • Excellent print quality thanks to market-leading measuring and control systems
  • Maximum convenience thanks to latest-generation operating concept with fully intuitive user interface
  • Pioneer in digitalisation with Customer Community as central contact for all digital services and LiveApp family to support press operation and warehouse management
  • Additional security through fully automatic plate logistics from the platesetter to the press change chutes without any manual intervention

Your segment benefits in detail

Standard Optional
max. sheet format 740 x 1,060 mm 750 x 1,060 mm, 780 x 1,060 mm
max. production speed 18,000 sheets/h 22.000 sheets/h
Substrate thickness 0.04 - 0.7 mm 0.06 - 1.2 mm, 0.2 - 1.4 mm
Printing Units 2 - 10 10+
Sidelay-free infeed DriveTronic SIS -
Fully automatic plate change FAPC -
Perfecting -
Simultaneous forme change DriveTronic SFC -
Fully automatic anilox roller change AniloxLoader -
CleanTronic washing systems -
VariDry dryer systems -
AirTronic delivery with dynamic sheet brake -
Logistics solutions -
ErgoTronic console with TouchTronic interface -
Quality measurement and control systems -
Remote maintenance module PressSupport 24 Sheetfed -
Workflow solutions for printshop networking -
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