US-based custom packaging manufacturer Ultimate Paper Box (UPBX) is expanding its pressroom capacities with the installation of a new seven-colour, 57in KBA Rapida 145 press, along with an array of automated KBA technology.

The latest equipment marks the third large-format press purchased by Ultimate Paper Box from KBA.

UPBX currently uses a KBA Rapida 162a 64in six-colour press with coater, which is claimed to have enhanced its production capacity by 40%, reported

"We will be able to continue to grow at a rapid pace and offer our customers the highest level of productivity and quality that they expect."

The new Rapida 145 57in press has replaced KBA Rapida 142 56in press with UV.

Ultimate Paper Box owner Janak Patel was quoted by the website as saying: "Our decision to add another large-format KBA press, a 57 Rapida 145 press, helps us to deliver sophisticated packaging jobs for the high-end packaging market and to separate us from our competitors while bringing additional value-added services to our existing customer base.

"A noteworthy improvement on our new KBA press is the added feature of UV ink and coating technology that will allow us to run a job through the press in only one pass, resulting in improved quality and lead times."

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The new Rapida 145 seven-colour press with coater and full UV is equipped with technology that is claimed to provide the firm with enhanced throughput, thereby enabling to put a job through the press in just one pass.

The Rapida 145 is equipped with automation and operating technology, which eliminates scope for time-consuming factors.

KBA company expects that the enhanced production speed on the Rapida 145 might help users such as Ultimate Paper Box that are focused on achieving high volumes.

Patel was quoted by as saying: "With the addition of this new seven-colour, large-format KBA, we will be able to continue to grow at a rapid pace and offer our customers the highest level of productivity and quality that they expect.

"The new KBA is a much-needed addition because we have been experiencing record breaking growth year-over-year for the past several years. Most importantly, there is an added value for our existing customers because it also promotes long-term growth opportunities for their businesses as well."