New Rapida For Beyer Graphics

A new specially-configured nine-color KBA Rapida 106 41-inch UV press — one of the few in the U.S. — is operating at peak capacity at Beyer Graphics, a New York pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and over-the-counter packaging supplier. Beyer placed an order for this press as well as a second new KBA Rapida 106 41-inch UV eight-color plus coater press last fall in a large $8.4 million capital investment, its first partnership with KBA.

The company took delivery earlier this year of the specially designed press at its headquarters on Long Island, NY. The press has a configuration of eight printing units plus a coater then two drying units plus another printing unit followed by another coater and a 12 ft extended delivery. Beyer’s first KBA press, a Rapida 106 eight-color press with coater, was delivered in November 2015.

“We are thrilled to be running our two new KBA high-performance presses side by side at our Commack facility,” says Dan Beyer, president of Beyer Graphics. “Our investment has enhanced our capabilities and is providing our customers with faster, more efficient, one-pass, higher quality work due to the fast press speeds and unique automation found on the presses. KBA has become a true partner in every sense.”

Since 1982, clients have counted on Beyer Graphics for creative packaging solutions. Founded in West Babylon, NY, by William Beyer, Sr. as a provider of apparel packaging solutions, the company has grown and evolved into one of the leading printing and packaging design companies specializing in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and apparel industries. It produces approximately 20 million structural, custom and folding boxes and cartons monthly for over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceutical, vitamin, supplement and cosmetics clients from its 71,000-sq-ft, state-of-the-art facility where it also provides electronic prepress services for apparel packaging solutions manufactured overseas via Beyer Graphics Far East Ltd., a Hong Kong subsidiary, and a partnership in Honduras, producing approximately seven million packages monthly. Today, pharmaceutical and cosmetics packaging comprise about 80 percent of the company’s operation and apparel packaging the remaining 20 percent.

Dan Beyer (center), president of Beyer Graphics, Mark Hischar (left), president and CEO of KBA North America, and Ed Heffernan (right), KBA sales manager, at the KBA booth at Drupa 2016.

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