KBA Licenses RR Donnelley Inkjet Technology

CHICAGO—RR Donnelley and KBA AG, of Wuerzburg, Germany, announced an agreement to develop, manufacture and sell next-generation inkjet printing solutions for the packaging, securities, commercial and newspaper segments. Under the terms of the agreement, RR Donnelley will license its Apollo and other piezoelectric imaging technologies to KBA, which will incorporate them into its press offerings.

KBA’s new digital presses will be introduced in May 2012 at the Drupa international print show in Dusseldorf, Germany. More information regarding the partnership will be released at a later date, according to the companies.

“RR Donnelley and KBA have long been leaders and innovators in our respective industries,” said Tom Quinlan, RR Donnelley’s president and CEO. “We look forward to having the combined R&D resources of nearly 1,000 engineers and imaging scientists bring forward the next generation of digital imaging technologies. This relationship will benefit the customers we serve today and enable RR Donnelley innovations to be introduced to customers in segments that we do not yet address.”

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