virtual.drupa: Koenig & Bauer Durst digital on show
Joint venture company, Koenig & Bauer Durst, is showing the VariJet106 press for digital folding carton printing in action for the first time at virtual.drupa.
The new VariJet 106 has been printing live for the first time, streamed from the factory. The hybrid press from the Koenig & Bauer Durst joint venture integrates the proven Durst inkjet technology into the platform of the Rapida medium-format presses.
The joint venture is developing VariJet 106 as a seven-colour, 6000sph press with water-based inks, as the company believes they are best suited for food packaging, with the importance likely to heighten due to issues around food security and food provenance.
Koenig & Bauer is also giving a presentation on how networked machines, the use of artificial intelligence, and other data-based services can help printers make their processes even more efficient.
The focus of the virtual trade fair appearance for Koenig & Bauer is packaging production. Folding cartons, corrugated board or films – it has press solutions for various applications in its portfolio. The workflow for folding carton production can be seen live at virtual.drupa.
The entire workflow, from printing and die-cutting to gluing, is carried out on Koenig & Bauer presses: the Rapida 106 X, the CutPro X 106 and the Omega Allpro 110.
Visitors are also able to gain an insight into packaging and decorative printing with the RotaJet single-pass digital press and flexo printing for short and medium runs with the Evo XC. In the segment of corrugated printing and converting, Koenig & Bauer is presenting the CorruJet, CorruCut and CorruFlex.