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Jun 9, 2011 12:00 AM
KBA North America congratulates Bolger Vision Beyond Print, a 200-employee, $35 million Minneapolis-based commercial printer, for winning the “Best of Show” award at the Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) “Star of Excellence Awards” banquet. The awards recognize companies who produce the best in print media and promotes excellence in print communications. The judges praised Bolger’s winning entry for its fine printing execution and finishing techniques.
Bolger’s winning entry, “David Yurman MENS,” was produced on its one-of-a-kind KBA Rapida 105 10-color UV perfecting press. The 24-page 8 x 10.5-inch catalog plus 4-page cover called for a print run of 70,000. The cover was blind embossed and foil stamped with satin metallic silver foil on a 100-lb. Carnival Felt New Black Cover stock. The inside pages were printed 4-color process on 65-lb. Astrolite Smooth White Cover stock. The KBA Rapida 105 10-color perfector with dual coaters printed the job in one pass utilizing a hybrid 200 line convention/18 micron stochastic screening technique. The finished catalog was then cut, folded and perfect bound.
“The KBA press technology has allowed Bolger to achieve a growing presence in the national high quality print market,” says Paul Pyzdrowski, vice president of print production, Bolger. “The critical factors are a combination of the UV print process, press perfector technology and fine line screening, which have resulted in elevated print performance; with exceptional throughput and a significant price advantage to the customers we serve. Great print technique is a result of understanding all manufacturing components through optimization of the control points -- plates, inks, substrates and color management -- which have contributed to operating the press at an award winning level.”