Offset Printing - Sheet-Fed
While the U.S. demand for labels is forecast to rise 3.3% per year to $20.6 billion in 2025, Koenig & Bauer is seeing “significant growth,” especially in North America, as well as worldwide.
With its state-of-the-art technology, Heidelberg is playing a key role in improving the efficiency of in-mold label production. The company is looking to build on its strong position and is therefore stepping up its investment in the development of new technologies for IML production.
The Speedmaster CX 104 boasts a new, ergonomic design with excellent accessibility and offers a completely new operating philosophy (Heidelberg UX), together with a host of assistance systems included as standard.
After working one-on-one with one of Koenig & Bauer's largest packaging customers' production and press crews, John D. Starratt Jr., a regional customer service specialist, was able to help the firm increase its production by 20% and reduce makeready by 40%.
Given an improving order situation and the increasingly positive impact of the group’s extensive transformation, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG is confident of returning to profitable growth in financial year 2021/2022.
“Now that we feel it is safe to meet face-to-face with our existing customers and prospects in a larger environment, we are fully committed to engaging with them in our booth at the PRINTING United Expo,” points out Heidelberg USA President Felix Mueller. “There is a growing pent-up demand for buyers and sellers alike in our industry to come together to network, share best practices, and renew friendships that were temporarily put on hold due to COVID-19."
Later this year, Superior Litho's pressroom will increase its output with a new seven-color, 64″ Koenig & Bauer Rapida 164 offset press. The new press will expand Superior Litho's capabilities and capacity in the folding carton segment.
The latest additions will allow Rondo-Pak to meet the heightened market demand for specialized packaging, which has been accelerated by a need for COVID-19 related products including vaccines, adjuvants, test kits, pain relievers and treatment medications.
Koenig & Bauer presented its packaging workflow and intelligent digitization solutions, among other highlights. Together with joint venture partner Durst, the VariJET106 press for digital folding carton printing was also seen in action for the first time.
Komori’s presentations will focus on the concept of “Connected Automation.” Drastic changes in the social and economic environment in recent years have led to a digital transformation (DX) in the printing industry, particularly in terms of how productivity and profits can be increased.