Singapore-based commercial printer Image Printers finds success running two KBA's Rapida 105 presses; company added second press in 2013 after running first machine since 2006
January 16, 2014
– Image Printers Pte. Ltd., one of Singapore’s top 10 commercial printers, is running a new KBA Rapida 105 at high speed since the beginning of 2013. The new medium format 4-colour press with cardboard package is their second KBA.
The first one was bought in 2006 and delivers exceptional quality and performance ever since. The production planning- and control software KBA LogoTronic Professional providing for company-wide digital exchange of shop floor data has been installed on both of their KBA machines. Hence, managing director M.H. Yew has a close eye on their performance at all times. One year after the installation he can draw a pleasant first interim conclusion.
After more than 34 years in business, Image Printers enjoys a strong reputation for consistent quality products and services among their customers. Since the company being established in 1979, they offer a broad variety of products ranging from annual reports, leaflets, brochures, calendars, right up to books and high-end marketing collaterals. Next to local customers like the popular Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park, and Singapore Airlines, they also deliver their products to customers in Australia, Mauritius, the UK and US.
Image Printers has been using technology from several other manufacturers for many years. Yet, Mr Yew reveals that his experiences have not always been positive. Until they opted for their first KBA, a 5-colour Rapida 105U (universal), 6 years ago: “We were looking for a heavy duty machine that offered minimum downtime. The Rapida is a workhorse we can run 24 hours. It’s highly productive. Which is the main reason we bought the second one”, the managing director explains. “The KBA Rapida is the best press I have operated so far”, he adds quoting one of his most experienced printers.
Image Printers’ two KBA workhorses achieve high performance 24/7. Especially together with the LogoTronic they were able to reduce make-ready and further increase efficiency. “Another reason for our decision was the possibility to connect the new machine to the existing LogoTronic” Mr Yew points out. The LogoTronic Professional is KBA’s answer to process automation and workflow management. The production planning- and control software provides for fully automatic shop floor data collection as well as company-wide digital data exchange and can be tailored to the needs of the individual customer.
“Image Printers’ two KBA presses play a major role in continuing the company’s success that has been built upon their many years of experience. We appreciate their trust in KBA equipment and look forward to a long partnership and future investments”, concludes Charles Ang, sales director of KBA Asia Pacific in Singapore.