Learn more about our 8 Color KBA Rapida 105

March 17, 2017

At GLBC, we pride ourselves on the high quality machinery we use to produce every packaging product we supply. This is why we are so exited to profile the newest member of our family…the 8 Color KBA Rapida 105! While we did acquire this beautiful machinery two years ago, we felt as though it was missing a proper introduction to our online audiences which is why we announced the acquisition now. GLBC continues to lead the way as one of Western Canada’s premier folding carton suppliers of paperboard packaging. This addition will help pave the way to innovation & quality improvement.

A little bit about KBA

As the oldest press manufacturing company in the world, German-based press Koenig & Bauer Group (KBA) custom-builds each press to customer specifications. This ensures every customer get the machine best-suited to their unique processes and customers. Accordingly, this particular KBA Rapida 105 —an eight-colour printing press featuring a coater and UV (ultraviolet) dryer—was procured for GLBC’s exact requirements in the ever changing market. Some of the special options on our new press include a kit just for packaging printers, nonstop operation for longer runs, inline quality measuring systems and special fast cleaning system which are perfect for running spot colours and special coatings. Being able to measure density, spectrally, LAB values (to define absolute colours), dot gain and other key variables makes it a perfect fit for this boxmaker’s high expectations of product quality.  

A Lot of Innovation

The 8 colour KBA Rapida offers a multitude of innovative coatings including “soft touch”, high gloss UV, raised coatings and the standard of the printing industry, Aqueous coating (waterbase). Combine any of these with our Hybrid UV inks or metallic colours for your creative designs. The perfector units are the most unique addition, this feature allows us to offer our customers both inside and outside printing in one pass. Our custom cartons and boxes are made from all grades of paperboard including FSC and SFI. After being printed, they are die-cut and sent off to our finishing department. Here, we have an array of different gluers able to handle any design. Great Little Box has a skilled team of in-house designers that can help you create any type of folding carton you can dream up – and – if you can’t dream it up, we’ll do that for you too! Great Little Box is dedicated to supporting local manufacturing. As a result, we offer our customers quick delivery options, including our just-in-time (JIT) warehouse programs. Our primary focus has always been to anticipate our customer’s highest standards. Delivering quality and performance to the personal care, food, confectionary and pharmaceutical markets is our mission. From creative hand-filled specialty packaging to precision high-speed auto-filling, we are well-equipped to handle your every packaging requirement.