BOBST’s digital press wins 2016 EDP Award for corrugated board at drupa 2016

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BOBST’s digital press wins 2016 EDP Award for corrugated board at drupa 2016

June 20, 2016 - 23:24

MEX, Switzerland, June 20, 2016 (Press Release) -BOBST is pleased to announce that its Digital Press for Corrugated Board has won the 2016 European Digital Press Association (EDP) award in the category “Best corrugated printer/solution.” The award was presented at a ceremony today, June 1st, during an EDP reception in the drupa cube at the 2016 drupa exhibition.

The EDP awards honor the best developments in print production tools, software, substrates, inks, materials and finishing systems for digital print and production. Jakob Bovin, Product Marketing Director Digital Press for Corrugated Board said, “The jury recognized the radical capabilities of this new press, which opens up a vast range of markets to corrugated packaging makers, from long runs of boxes featuring variable data to very short runs of bespoke packs and displays.”

The BOBST Digital Printing Press for Corrugated uses KODAK Stream Inkjet Technology and aqueous based food compliant inks, to continuously deliver over 50 billion ink drops per second from its four, CMYK, print units. The press can match a very broad range of the Pantone gamut and print at speeds of up to 200 meters per minute. The press delivers very high print quality, with a resolution of 600 x 900 dpi, aided by its brand new patented vacuum belt sheet transport system. The press also incorporates the BOBST iQ400 quality control system and an ejection process for any non-conforming products. The press is a stack-to-stack solution ideal for integration into corrugated plants’ existing logistics systems. The pre-coating unit allows the press to print onto a wide range of corrugated substrates, giving the converter maximum flexibility in production.

About BOBST

We are one of the world’s leading suppliers of equipment and services to packaging and label manufacturers in the folding carton, corrugated board and flexible materials industries.

Founded in 1890 by Joseph Bobst in Lausanne, Switzerland, BOBST has a presence in more than 50 countries, runs 12 production facilities in 8 countries and employs close to 5 000 people around the world. The firm recorded a consolidated turnover of CHF 1.33 billion for the year ended December 31st, 2015.