New Rapida for U.S. printer

Adapting to a new landscape in the commercial and packaging printing industry, J.W. Moore is eagerly looking ahead to the installation of a new KBA Rapida 145 six-color sheetfed press plus coater at its facility in Memphis, Tennessee. J.W. Moore continues to draw dedicated craftsmen to produce expert packaging for the corrugated and medical markets.

“Our client base consists of local, national and international companies, many of whom have been with us since our beginning,” says Matt Moore, J.W. Moore president. “Ninety percent of our clients are packaging related; the other ten percent is a mix of commercial, specialty, and fulfillment.”

The upcoming installation of the Rapida 145 will provide the firm with great opportunity, especially as it grows into the plastic/synthetic markets. Moore’s management team wants its customers to know that it is investing in the latest innovative technology that will transform its pressroom. For faster drying and output, the KBA VariDry UV system will give the firm new capabilities while the patented KBA Sensoric Infeed System (SIS) will provide precise positioning of the sheet at maximum press speed without operator intervention.

New to its workflow is the QualiTronic ColorControl, which will be complemented by the ErgoTronic ColorControl; both will provide the ability to control and monitor color on every single sheet the press produces while improving efficiency and reducing makeready. Featured on the new press is the LogoTronic Professional, which will have the ability to capture press performance for analysis and connect to the firm’s existing Rapida 162a press while providing detailed reports on every activity taking place on the press. Being able to share data between the two KBA presses lends continuity to the pressroom. Once installed, the new KBA Rapida 145 will be the firm’s workhorse, producing over 50% of its deliverables.


From left: The management team: Matt Moore, Gary Moore, and Michael Moore

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