KBA and Flint cooperate over inks

KBA’s Sheetfed division has signed a strategic partnership with Flint Group Sheetfed, regarding KBA’s use of Flint’s conventional inks for its Rapida presses.

As a result, KBA Sheetfed now recommends various Flint Group inks for different applications. This includes, for example, Novavit F700 on mineral oil basis or Novavit F950 on vegetable oil basis for commercial printing, or Novavit F1000 WIN Bio for packaging printing. These inks have been tested and, where necessary, modified specifically to suit the fast Rapida presses.

Dirk Winkler, head of print technology at KBA-Sheetfed: “We have achieved excellent and stable results with printing inks from Flint Group, not only in connection with our ‘conventional ink’ benchmarking, but also during periodic high-performance tests in the areas of packaging, commercial and Web2Print applications or label printing.”

KBA says that these inks should lead to reduced ink consumption, smooth reproduction and the reliable printing of solids. This is a global arrangement and experts from both companies will work together.


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