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Rheinisch-Bergische Druckerei invests in a further varnishing unit for the KBA Cortina

In coldset printing, the in-line finishing of the printed products with an integrated varnishing unit for water-based varnish and an IR dryer is a unique feature of the KBA Cortina, which produces without any damping units.

Rheinisch-Bergische Druckerei GmbH (RBD), media company of Düsseldorf , has invested in a further varnishing unit for its KBA Cortina press in order to double its finishing capacity from August 2017 onwards.

The KBA Cortina at Rheinisch-Bergischen Druckerei, with the two var-nishing units in the superstructure.

In coldset printing, the in-line finishing of the printed products with an integrated varnishing unit for water-based varnish and an IR dryer is a unique feature of the KBA Cortina, which produces without any damping units.

In-line varnish finishing with the waterless KBA Cortina is useful for special interest publications and special advertising formats on natural papers with a pleasant touch-and-feel.

RBD, in 2013, had ordered its first varnishing unit with an IR dryer from KBA, and put it into service in February 2014. In-line varnish finishing has been in daily use ever since then and, in conjunction with natural papers, gives a wide spectrum of special-interest publications, special advertising formats like MultiView or the newspaper magazine Cortissimo a unique touch-and-feel as well as a very high-quality, sustainable appearance. Together with the print quality of the waterless Cortina, which cannot be achieved in coldset by wet offset presses, new standards have been set in the high-quality advertising market.

RBD Managing Director Matthias Tietz uses the advantages of his Cortina with inline varnishing for his growing business with external customers.

Matthias Tietz, RBD Managing Director, said: «Thanks to the variety of formats that the Cortina can process, the production of A4 magazine products has developed into an economically interesting product branch for our company. The varnishing of printed products is becoming increasingly popular. Today, the current limitation of 32 pages prevents us from giving a positive answer to the numerous requests concerning magazines with up to 64 pages. We assume that this service will be willingly accepted by the market». As a large order recently received from Belgium shows, ambitious media companies continue to appreciate the advantages of the KBA Cortina waterless compact rotary press. In a highly competitive print market with innovative products, it offers its users, like no other coldset press, all of the options needed to reach new target groups, to give the customers added value and to successfully position their own company in the media concert of the 21st century.

Compact and easily accessible: the varnishing unit (l.) and the IR dryer (r.).

Waterless coldset offset printing offers many advantages in terms of print quality, start-up and production waste, economy and ecology. This is confirmed day in, day out by the 20 operating companies that use the KBA Cortina, with a total of 90 productive printing towers.

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