Koenig & Bauer ‘Sprinting Ahead’ at Drupa with Offset and Digital Print Innovations
The system offers a native print resolution of 600 dpi, while the variable droplet size represents an additional quality plus. A dispersion coater is planned as a future option for further quality enhancement.
Internal communication is compliant with the JDF standard, as is the integration with third-party systems – another feature which helps to optimize processes and lower costs. drupa visitors will be able to witness personalized production driven through the popular Adobe APPE (Adobe PDF Print Engine) workflow. A powerful front-end is geared to the high data throughputs associated with industrial-scale PoD applications.
With even the largest data volumes, the RotaJET 76 delivers full-color variable production at maximum speed, without stoppage and waiting times. Another advantage, according to Baar, is that KBA speaks the language of generations of printers and understands the demands they place on systems, processes and final products.
The KBA RotaJET 76 on display at drupa will be operating in conjunction with a SigmaLine digital production system from Müller Martini, a solution for overall production control which has already been installed with numerous users worldwide. SigmaLine is here configured with the variable-format section folder module SigmaFolder and a Primera Digital saddle stitcher system, enabling digitally printed magazines and advertising brochures to be folded and stitched inline.
SigmaLine is controlled through the smart data and process management system Connex, which ensures consistent integration between the printing press and the finishing equipment. Thanks to the modular system design and the broad spectrum of finishing options, SigmaLine can be tailored for both softcover and hardcover book production, as well as for a diversity of stitched products.
Turning to sheetfed offset users, the responsible head of marketing Jürgen Veil announced new press generations to be unveiled at the show, alongside ground-breaking technology innovations in all format classes.