Superior Lithographics Adds KBA Rapida 162a -- Official Board Markets

In December, Superior Lithographics, a Los Angeles-based supplier of litho labels, top sheets, and folding cartons, installed a fully automated KBA Rapida 162a 64-in, six-color sheetfed press with UV coating.

Superior President and CEO Doug Rawson decided to add another large-format press both to maintain fast turnaround and to allow the company to grow.

“We practice lean manufacturing at our facility,” says Rawson. “Our customers rarely inventory product. We typically have one week's worth of backlog, yet we run 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Key to choosing KBA was its fundamental understanding of our business, and then its ability to match its equipment and technology to our needs. We are able to make ready the press in 20 minutes, and have seen run rates in excess of 12,000/sph.”

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