KBA Report: Heavy on Technology, Light on Spin

Press release from the issuing company

October 7, 2003 -- The latest issue of KBA Report, Koenig & Bauer’s customer magazine, spans 56 pages of features on users the world over and KBA’s seemingly inexhaustible fund of technological advances. To cut the cost of small-format proofing and printing KBA has teamed up with Minolta and Aniva to offer a package embracing the 46 Karat DI offset press, Minolta’s CF9001 proofer and Aniva’s new colour system, which together deliver a near-photographic image quality. The Aniva system also figures in conventional sheetfed along with Creo’s Staccato screening system, hybrid inks and inline die-cutting and perforating. Never idle, KBA has raised its stake in the packaging market with the launch of the Corrugraph sheetfed flexo press for corrugated and the acquisition of Bauer + Kunzi, the market leader in metal-decorating presses, while its new size 9 Rapida 205 and TR12B for a web width of 4.32m (14’) expand the dimensions – literally – in sheetfed offset and publication rotogravure. Other articles in this informative magazine include profiles of commercial web offset operations worldwide and, in the newspaper section, the new 6/2 Commander and the current status of the waterless Cortina press. The German and English editions include an eight-page supplement on trends and options in packaging printing. Available in German, English, French, Spanish and Italian, KBA Report can be obtained free of charge from the marketing department at Koenig & Bauer AG, Friedrich-Koenig-Str. 4, 97080 Würzburg, Germany (tel: +49 931 909-4518; fax: +49 931 909-6015; e-mail: [email protected]) or downloaded as a PDF file from KBA’s website (www.kba-print.com).