Advanced Print Technologies has expertly completed the transportation and installation of a KBA Rapida 106-6+LX CX with UV from Hanover PA to Vancouver BC. The final destination was Blanchette Press, Ltd.,Richmond, BC. Blanchette Printing, a family business since 1975, has a clientele that reads like a who’s who of photographers, inclusive of Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz and Steve McCurry. Blanchette Press, a champion in printing, acquired a champion press in medium format.
I spoke with Jan Petersen the Press Room Manager, with Blanchette Press. Jan has been with Blanchett for 18 years and is responsible for the press room inclusive of installations. Jan expressed he was pleased with the customer service APT has provided and “would absolutely recommend APT for a used Printing Press purchase and installation”.
APT’s team, skilled in the transportation of presses, eliminates any additional lag time with accurate preparation of all needed documents for exporting the press. Advanced Print Technologies team expertise in packing a press prevents any down time at installation.
The KBA Rapida 106 acquired by Blanchette Press has been the champion in medium format since 2008. With production speeds up to 20,000 sheets/h, it is one of the fastest press in its format class. This press is capable of printing on papers to heavy board, from plastic films to corrugated substrates. With DriveTronic SPC, all the plates on the press can be changed simultaneously. The ErgoTronic console with wallscreen enables ease of use for the operator.