Segodnya Multimedia in Kiev orders KBA Comet.
Shortly after IfraExpo opened its doors in Vienna on Monday, Ukrainian print provider Segodnya Multimedia Joint-Stock Company in Kiev placed an order with Koenig & Bauer (KBA) for a single-width Comet newspaper press line.
Scheduled for delivery to a new printing plant in Dnipropetrovsk in early 2009, the press will have three four-high towers, two folders and four reelstands, and will mainly be used to print in-house daily and weekly titles along with a raft of contract titles.
Guillermo Schmitt, CEO, publisher and chief editor of Segodnya Multimedia and KBA sales director Rudolf K?hner signed the contract on Monday at the IfraExpo 2007 trade fair in Vienna.
Said strategy and business development director Nina Bagaeva, ĎApart from the cutting-edge technology, what really impressed us was the overall package KBA offered, which included a customised training programme, technical support during project planning and implementation, and full-scale service back-up for the lifetime of the press.í
Up to 64 full-colour tabloid pages
he 75,000cph substructure Comet press will have a 578mm cut-off and a web width variable from 700 to 960mm, with 960mm the standard. The four KBA Pastoline reelstands will be fed via a KBA Patras M reel-handling system. The three towers with automatic ink pumping, cylinder washing and fan-out plus colour-register controls are engineered for full colour on both sides of the web or for 2 x 2/2. The two KF 3B folders with a 2:3:3 cylinder ratio will have two folder superstructures with a single former. One folder will also feature a quarterfold capability. The press will be controlled from three EAE consoles, each with a Print production scheduling and preset system, RIP interface and diagnostics PC for remote maintenance. Provision has been made to add a tower and a reelstand at a later date. Press personnel will comprehensive training in the Cometís new-generation technology.
Bpictured above: The KBA Comet press line for Segodnya Multimedia Joint-Stock Companyís new printing plant in Dnipropetrovsk.
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