CorruJet digital carton press takes German award

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The CorruJet 170 digital carton press from the joint venture between Koenig & Bauer and Durst has been voted the winner in the prestigious Drucker des Jahres (printer of the year) awards for the manufacturer category at Druck & Medien magazine in Germany.

Award winner: CorruJet 170 digital carton press from Koenig & Bauer Durst
Award winner: CorruJet 170 digital carton press from Koenig & Bauer Durst

“Even though we couldn’t be at the planned ceremony because of the coronavirus pandemic, the readers sent a clear signal for digital printing by choosing the CorruJet,” Robert Stabler, CEO of Koenig & Bauer Durst, said.

“This is a press that the corrugated industry has been waiting for so many years. It’s a segment that is ripe for digital transformation with run lengths declining and brands crying out for good, cost effective short-run and versioning solutions,” Stabler said.

Based upon extensive experience gained with Koenig & Bauer’s digital web press RotaJet, the CorruJet was developed specifically for the corrugated industry. It has a Koenig & Bauer chassis with Fuji Diamatix Samba printheads.

“The machine is a new overall concept for digital direct printing on corrugated board combining implementation of the latest technologies and functionalities with simple and intuitive handling.

Now part of the Koenig & Bauer Durst joint venture, it prints directly onto corrugated board. “The CorruJet is engineered for the highly efficient industrial production of corrugated sheets with top-quality digital printing,” Stabler said.

Operating with a maximum production speed of 6000 sheets per hour, the CorruJet can process corrugated board up to a thickness of 8mm. It post-prints sheets of corrugated up to 1.7m wide at up to 137m per min, using water-based, food safe inks.

“As a result, the productivity is second to none in the post-print category and is ideal for converters with large volumes requiring mass customisation,” Stabler said.

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