via Printing Impressions: Hederman Brothers Places Order at drupa for Uniquely Configured KBA Rapida 106

The team at Hederman Brothers eagerly awaits the new KBA Rapida 106. Right to left: Doug Hederman, president and CEO; Rick Smith, executive VP; Coby Parker, comptroller; John Shaw, printing manager; Bert Jackson, executive VP; and James Houck, operations manager.

The team at Hederman Brothers eagerly awaits the new KBA Rapida 106. Right to left: Doug Hederman, president and CEO; Rick Smith, executive VP; Coby Parker, comptroller; John Shaw, printing manager; Bert Jackson, executive VP; and James Houck, operations manager.

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DALLAS — June 28, 2016 — Hederman Brothers, a leading full-service commercial printer located in Ridgeland, Miss., has placed an order at the drupa trade show in Germany for the purchase and delivery of a new six-color, 41˝ KBA Rapida 106 press plus coater featuring Air Motion Systems (AMS) full high-energy efficiency LED UV, QualiTronic ColorControl in-line color control for quality control, and a lightning-fast 20,000 sph. This 118-year-old family-run fourth-generation firm will be retiring two older sheetfed presses and installing its first new high-performance 41˝ KBA Rapida 106 machine in a new facility during the fourth quarter of 2016. It will be the first press in North America with two (AMS) high power XP-11 LED lamps and multiple docking points including end of press.

“Our goal is to continually serve our customers with the highest quality, most advanced technology and fastest throughput,” says Doug Hederman, president and CEO of Hederman Brothers and its fourth-generation leader. “We chose this specially-configured press with proven automation and technology from KBA because we believe it will surpass the high expectations and demands of our loyal customers and address the speed, quality, and innovative designs that we produce for them. This will be our first KBA press. After thoroughly vetting the other press manufacturers, we felt that KBA and AMS delivered the most innovative press technology to carry our business into the next generation.”

The uniquely-configured press with its high energy efficiency, heat-less solid state UV LED curing provides stunning results and faster turnaround speed. Hederman will be receiving exceptional results for high end special effects and immediate post-production work such as cutting and scoring and will no longer need to worry about powder-filled pressrooms, expensive IR/Hot Air dryers, marking problems or waiting for sheets to dry.

Hederman will also join a select group of fellow KBA customers in North America that are operating Rapida sheetfed presses with the highest run speed of any manufacturer — an outstanding 20,000 sph. About a dozen presses are in full production among some of the best known and highly respected printers in the country where this lightning-fast speed is being met on a daily basis. Hederman is looking forward to being one of the showcase facilities where its high-speed press produces more jobs with quicker production.

This article originally appeared in Printing Impressions.

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