Eden Prairie, Minnesota based Carlson Print Group announced the purchase of a new Koenig & Bauer Rapida 106 41-inch eight-color press with a double coater to increase its leadership in the printing market.

The company says that its new press, which joins a Koenig & Bauer Rapida 105 PRO on its production floor, will help provide CPG’s clients with bold, unique products and help CPG to increase its capacity as it continues to expand its business.

“We’ve found that Koenig & Bauer has the unique ability to listen to our needs and work with our entire management team to customize a one-off printing press that will allow us to serve our current customers, develop new markets, and grow our organization,” says Darren Carlson, Chief Executive Officer of Carlson Print Group.

“It was an in-depth process that yielded a press like no other in North America. Koenig & Bauer spent a lot of time with our leadership team, sales team, and production team to ensure that we’ve invested in a really unique press that delivers cost-efficient, value-added processes.”

The new Rapida 106 is a sheetfed offset press with eight colors and two coating units that include a state-of the-art color control system. This system allows each job to come up to the desired color throughout the production run. An in-line color control measures every sheet and controls every 10th sheet. It also helps reduce waste and makeready time.

Earl Guinter, Carlson’s Sales Manager, said when using LED-UV there is less heat introduced into the materials which substantially reduces the distortion of the material.

“It provides numerous benefits for our customers, including a higher throughput of sheets per hour, the flexibility to tailor it to specific applications, ability to run a variety of substrates including plastics, and reduced makeready time. It will be a game-changer for our business,” he said.

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