KBA Comet Prints Books in Mexico

By: E&P Staff

Compañía Editorial Ultra recently put into production a KBA Comet at its plant in Mexico City. The new single-tower four-color press with heatset capability is used to print books.

Family-owned Editorial Ultra also produces periodicals, brochures and flyers that have been printed on KBA Compacta commercial web presses.

The singlewide Comet “has enabled us to produce books much more cost-effectively and to drive growth in the market with much more competitive prices,” General Manager Enrique Espinosa said in a statement.

The Comet has a 22.75-inch cut-off and a web width variable from 24.85 to 39.37 inches. Full-circumference plates are used for book production.

Controlled from two KBA consoles, the floor-mounted press with thermal dryer is fed with paper from a Pastoline reelstand embedded in a Patras M manually operated reel-loading system. Special features include a chill roller stand, a folder superstructure with one former and a heatset-compatible KF 3 SC jaw folder. A second cross fold, a quarter fold, gluer and perforator support a range of inline finishing options.

The color and cut-off register control system incorporates mRC cameras from Q.I. Press Controls.

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