Koenig & Bauer Rapida 106

Sheetfed Offset
  • Production speed up to 18,000 sheets/h
  • Suitable for a particularly wide range of substrates
  • Sidelay-free infeed DriveTronic SIS
  • AniloxLoader and DriveTronic SFC
  • Modern operating concept with touch panels and apps

Product Info

Uncompromising productivity and economic

With printing speeds up to 18,000 sheets/h, the Rapida 106 is a highly productive sheetfed offset press in 3b medium format. And not only that. The range of substrates is just as diverse. It ranges from thin paper printing to thick cardboard, from film to corrugated cardboard. So much flexibility is second to none.

It is also unique because of its almost unlimited variety of equipment with up to 19 printing and finishing units. Single and multiple varnishing, intermediate drying, numbering, perforating, cold foil finishing in different automation levels, printing units after varnishing – the possibilities are almost endless. Even when it comes to finishing: energy-saving ones VariDryBlue dryer, HR UV or pioneering LED UV-Technology have long been in use, right up to 4 over 4 production.

Fast-reacting measurement and control technology ensures consistent print quality with little waste. Highlights are inline quality control with QualiTronic PrintCheck, inline PDF Control with QualiTronic PDFCheck/QualiTronic PDF HighRes and the ability to measure gray balance with QualiTronic Instrument Flight.

Parallel setup processes

You can significantly reduce costly downtimes with the Rapida 106. The DriveTronic single drive technology in its entirety is a unique selling point of Koenig & Bauer. From the shaftless DriveTronic feeder to the sidelay-free DriveTronic SIS system to the coating units, this drive technology offers additional functions in addition to short makeready times.


DriveTronic SFC changes the coating plates parallel to other makeready processes. The AniloxLoader exchanges the anilox rollers from a magazine above the coating unit fully automatically. This process also takes place in parallel and is integrated into the job change program.

Top technology throughout

Regardless of whether your company operates in commercial, packaging or a special segment – the Rapida 106 will inspire you.


Gentle sheet travel with air assistance, automatically reversible perfecting with special sheet guidance for the freshly printed reverse side, preset capability – everything has been thought of. Inking units that can be disengaged reduce roller wear, the “clean printing” function allows residual ink to run off in a targeted manner and the ErgoTronic console with wallscreen leaves nothing to be desired by the operator.


Working in parallel CleanTronic-Combination washing devices for blanket, impression cylinders and rollers provide additional time savings. CleanTronic Multi is ideal for changing colors. CleanTronic UV avoids waiting times before and after cylinder washing in the UV-Print.


The production management system LogoTronic Professional integrates the Rapida 106 into the printer network.



Max. sheet format
740 x 1.060 mm
750 x 1.060 mm, 780 x 1.060 mm
Max. production speed
17.000 sheets/h
18.000 sheets/h
Substrate thickness
0,06 – 0,7 mm
0,06 – 1,2 mm, 0,2 – 1,4 mm
Printing units
2 – 10
Sidelay-free infeed DriveTronic SIS
Fully automatic plate change FAPC
Simultaneous forme change DriveTronic SFC
Fully automatic anilox roller change AniloxLoader
CleanTronic washing systems
VariDry dryer systems
AirTronic delivery with dynamic sheet brake
Logistics solutions
ErgoTronic console with TouchTronic interface
Quality measurement and control systems
Remote maintenance module PressSupport 24 Sheetfed
Workflow solutions for printshop networking