“We promised the packaging industry a series of revolutionary digital printing solutions,” Jean-Pascal Bobst, CEO of Bobst, said. “Now that the corrugated version is in beta testing, the industry can see that we are making good on that promise. This press will start a revolution in the corrugated packaging industry because it opens up such a huge range of possibilities to box makers, and to their clients – the brand owners.”
The site chosen for the first beta installation is the Model AG plant in Weinfelden, Switzerland, which is also the production and management hub of the CHF 700m turnover Model Group.
Working with Stream Inkjet Technology supplied by Kodak, Bobst has produced the first credible digital solution for industrial scale corrugated box printing. The Kodak Stream Inkjet Technology not only delivers vivid color reproduction and one of the highest print resolutions available, it also utilizes food compliant inks, a key issue for packaging manufacturers in many sectors.
“The Bobst digital printing press is unlike any other solution seen in the market,” Philippe Milliet, head of business unit sheetfed, said. “For corrugated packaging makers, it bridges the gap between high-volume flexo printing and the lower capacity digital systems available up until now. Furthermore, the press has been designed to integrate into the typical high-volume, post-print production environments of the corrugated industry. For our customers, it means they can offer their clients more flexibility and the reactivity to meet dynamic consumer demands, by introducing new products with versioning, mass customization and personalization.”