Koenig & Bauer’s latest report 56/consumer magazine has been released, and is a fascinating and informative 56-pages that highlight current news, innovations and trends in the printing industry – and how we’re coping with the current COVID-19 pandemic. It shines a spotlight on the latest innovations that will allow the printing industry to continue to take important steps forward, as it slowly emerges from the pandemic. The Report reveals interesting developments relating to sheetfed and web offset, post-press technologies, digital and flexo printing, as well as a broad spectrum of special applications.
In his editorial, Koenig & Bauer President and CEO Claus Bolza-Schünemann refers to the challenges currently facing the industry, and the still incalculable consequences to be overcome by companies all over the world in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Koenig & Bauer immediately implemented measures to safeguard its delivery capabilities, service readiness and spare parts’ supplies. As a printing press manufacturer, it was particularly important to be well prepared, as many customers are direct partners to the food, pharmaceuticals and beverage industries, and can therefore be classified as absolutely system-relevant. This responsibility is additional motivation to work to the best of our ability and to keep production running for our customers.”
The publication also reflects upon the postponement of drupa. It pointed out that the decision to postpone the printing industry’s biggest tradeshow and exhibition until April of 2021, was accepted with respect and full understanding. Aside from the new dates, the Report informed readers about product innovations such as the ultra-compact Evo XC (the decades-long success story for Koenig & Bauer in large-format sheetfed offset) and the development of the digital, folding-carton VariJET Press with joint-venture partner Durst. The Koenig & Bauer Report is published in German, English, French, Spanish and Italian. Printed copies can be requested from the press manufacturer’s local regional offices, or from the central marketing department of Koenig & Bauer AG by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Report will also be available in the next several days as a digital web magazine (in all the previously mentioned languages as well as in Portuguese). The digital magazine is available at http://report.koenig-bauer.com/ and can be downloaded from https://www.koenig-bauer.com/downloads/koenig-bauer-report/.
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