Over the last several months, Foster Printing of Southern California has witnessed continued high growth especially in its food packaging niche as the current pandemic requires this essential need and is prompting robust demand. A new Rapida 164 six-colour press has been delivered to Foster’s 46,000sq ft facility where it will replace two older large-format presses.
“Our new Rapida 164 will certainly expand our production capabilities,” says Kris Blackburn, Vice President of sales for the company. “It will provide 50% more capacity along with new unique technology all at a maximum speed of 15,000sph. The new 164 will allow us to be more efficient and give us fluid shift changes for our press crews. We also configured the press for the first time to be raised, allowing us to do more packaging board work, which is our most vigorous growth area.”
To maintain high quality products, Foster has configured the new press with the Koenig & Bauer ErgoTronic ColorControl colour measuring system, ErgoTronic LAB and ErgoTronic Quality Pass software to increase production and provide in depth colour reports.
(Left to right) From Foster Printing: Dennis Blackburn, CEO, Tim Blackburn, President, Kris Blackburn, VP of Sales along with Koenig & Bauer Sales Manager, Marcus Schoen.