TPC Printing and Packaging, a Chattanooga, TN-based boutique printer producing a wide range of high-end custom folding cartons and promotional packaging, added a 10-color Koenig & Bauer
Rapida 105 PRO perfector press.
The privately-owned company operates a stable of automated Koenig & Bauer presses including two Rapida 105 eight-color plus coater presses and its new Koenig & Bauer Rapida 105 PRO 10-color 41-inch perfector press, a specialized model that offers either 10 straight or eight-over-two perfecting, multiple inline curing units, combination LED-UV processes, full automation and color control, and the ability to handle multiple specialty substrates.
“In the past eight months we have seen enhanced capabilities due to the new press,” said Joseph A. Schmissrauter III, president of TPC Packaging. “We’ve increased speeds and reduced make-ready time using improved automation on this press. The automation and enhanced speed have also helped production efficiency. We have already experienced a significant increase in output with fewer machine hours. We are showing our customers a lot of unique and innovative in-line cold foil using the inline Eagle cold foil system for eight-over-foil configuration.
“We are now the only folding carton company in the world to offer in-line cold foil, off line hot foil and off-line variable digital Scodix foil under one roof," he added. "We can now offer in-line foil transfer and only apply foil where it is needed.”