Carlson Print Group Expands Its Specialty Print Expertise

Carlson Print Group Expands Its Specialty Print Expertise With First New Koenig & Bauer Rapida 105 PRO Six-Color Press

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Award-winning printer creates a variety of eye-popping customized print pieces

  • New Rapida 105 PRO 41-inch fully automated LED-UV press is scheduled to be delivered this fall
  • Increased need for additional capacity drives investment for new high speed press
  • Color critical customers demand fast turnaround for multiple substrate jobs

“We’ve developed a well-earned reputation in the industry to design and produce some of the coolest and most inventive work for our wide variety of nationwide clientele in the Fortune 100 to 500 list of businesses who want to stand out and are willing to invest in award-winning attention-grabbing projects,” says Darren Carlson, chief executive officer of Carlson Print Group. “Gaining the new Koenig & Bauer Rapida 105 PRO 41-inch six-color press this fall with all of its bells and whistles will provide our clients with bold, unique products and help us to increase our capacity as we continue to expand our business.”

“Internally, we have performed in-depth analysis and found that the Rapida 105 PRO will increase our productivity,” says Earl Guinter, Carlson’s sales manager. With a larger standard sheet format of 29 x 41 in and reaching speeds of 17,000 sph, the latest model at Carlson will give them the size and speed to increase its growing capacity needs. With the ability to print on a variety of substrates, Carlson specified that the new Koenig & Bauer Rapida 105 PRO be equipped with LED-UV lamps.

The highest quality color is one of Carlson’s biggest targets that always requires its greatest attention, says Guinter. For example, a new account in the high-end cosmetic market that demands super critical color for its print projects will be a perfect fit for the new press, he says. Once the new Koenig & Bauer Rapida 105 PRO is operational this fall at Carlson’s 74,000 sq ft facility, management believes it will open doors to even more high-end packaging opportunities.

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Sadie Hagen
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