Koenig & Bauer Showcases Innovations in the Commercial Market at PRINT 18 in Chicago

Press release from the issuing company

Leading press manufacturer and strong industry supporter can be found at Booth 529

  • Formerly known as KBA North America, new global brand re-launch unveiled at show
  • Innovations and information for the commercial market ranging from conventional to digital
  • Proudly receiving the prestigious 2018 Printing Industries of America InterTech Technology award for its unique Rapida LiveApp
  • Continuing tradition of cold beer and German brats at its comfortable booth

Against the traditional backdrop of Chicago’s towering skyscrapers and hotbed gathering for the printing industry, Koenig & Bauer (US) is pleased to be exhibiting again at PRINT 18, the elite trade show for the graphic arts industry. This year, however, will offer an even extra special experience with a number of new announcements, including its latest innovations for the commercial market, its newly branded re-launch, and its selection as a 2018 Printing Industries of America InterTech Technology award recipient. PRINT 18 will be held from September 30 to October 2, 2018 at McCormick Place South in Chicago. Koenig & Bauer (US) will be located at Booth 529.

“We look forward to greeting our existing customers and potential clients at our inviting and relaxing booth,” says Mark Hischar, president and CEO of Koenig & Bauer (US). “There is a lot to learn and see about our unique and broad line of technology, no matter what part of the market you serve. Our leadership in the sheetfed offset commercial market will be on full display with technology for the highest productivity and print quality, the fastest makeready, and lightning fast press speeds at 20,000 sph. We’ve added many new executives to our team, including Rich Dreshfield, our new senior vice president of sheetfed sales, and Jürgen Gruber, who is overseeing sales of the RotaJET digital printing systems. We invite show-goers to meet with them and the rest of our knowledgeable team, discuss their current and future technology needs, and enjoy a cold beer and delicious German brat.”

One of the first distinctions that PRINT show-goers will notice this year is the firm’s new name. On the occasion of its 200th anniversary last year, the global press manufacturing leader company went back to its roots and returned to its founding name "Koenig & Bauer" as part of a global brand re-launch. In a continuation of this rebranding this year, PRINT attendees will now see signage for Koenig & Bauer (US) at its booth to be aligned with this new brand and to better reflect its international stature in the graphic arts industry.

With a strong renowned reputation as a leading print press provider, Koenig & Bauer (US) will be highlighting product offerings ranging from conventional to digital, new customer success stories, and important trends in the industry. The firm invites attendees to learn more about the popular RotaJET L-series high-volume inkjet web press that offers unique upgradeability with its modular design, a scalable high efficiency drying system, and produces the highest print quality. Another important component to the success of Koenig & Bauer customers is the firm’s renowned sheetfed Service Select program. Dedicated experts will also be on hand to discuss newspaper retrofits and upgrades.

On the opening day of the show, Koenig & Bauer (US) will be presented with the prestigious Printing Industries of America (PIA) 2018 InterTech Technology Award for its Rapida LiveApp before an audience of industry leaders. The Rapida LiveApp, the first of its kind in the industry, was one of twelve of the 29 entries to be chosen to receive an InterTech Technology Award. It was deemed by the judges as meeting the award criteria of being truly innovative and expected to have a major impact on the graphic communications industry. The InterTech Technology Award will be presented during the 2018 Premier Print Awards and InterTech Technology Awards Reception & Ceremony, Sept. 30 at the J.W. Marriott in Chicago during Print 18.


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