The KBA VariJET 106 Powered by Xerox integrates Xerox Impika inkjet technology into the KBA Rapida 106 press platform. The press, in the final stages of development, will print 4,500 B1 750 x 1060 millimeters (29.5 x 41.7 inches) sheets per hour. Its modular concept enables the combination of digital inkjet printing with optional in-line capabilities such as coating, cold foil application, rotary die-cutting, creasing and perforating.
Digitally printed packaging worldwide will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of roughly 16% between 2015 and 2020. Within that, digitally printed folding cartons will see a CAGR of 40%. The KBA VariJET 106 Press brings the benefits of digital printing such as running multiple versions of the same carton as well as customize cartons, opening up new business opportunities for industrial production printers.
“As a leader in package printing our customers are confirming that this is exactly the product they need for the market opportunity that exists,” said Ralf Sammeck, CEO of KBA-Sheetfed Solutions. “Xerox’s inkjet technology coupled with our packaging expertise combines proven technologies to bring the right product to market at the right time.”