Raft of Awards for Koenig & Bauer Users at Gmund and Druck&Medien Awards 2018

Press release from the issuing company

  • Rapida users win Gmund Award in the category Packaging and Corporate
  • New insights for the industry at first UNFOLDED Design & Print Festival
  • Top rankings for Koenig & Bauer customers at Druck&Medien Awards 2018

Several users of Koenig & Bauer presses have recently received prestigious awards. Printers from Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria were among the winners at this year’s Gmund Awards and the Druck&Medien Awards. The awards honoured high-quality print products from various disciplines as well as outstanding expertise, companies and personalities from the print and media industry.

Freiburger Druck received the award “Newspaper Printer of the Year” (from left to right): Thomas Stumpf, sales manager web offset hubergroup Deutschland, Matthias Schwab, head of web press production Freiburger Druck, Patrick Zürcher, managing director Freiburger Druck and TV sports presenter Esther Sedlaczek.

Exclusive paper and creative printing solutions

Under the motto “Everything. Colourful. International” this year Gmund Papier was looking for the best print and paper products. The awards ceremony took place for the fifth time. The ten-strong jury selected the winners in six categories from a total of 320 submissions. Two Rapida users were delighted with their top rankings. In the category Packaging bag-in-box packaging with gold foil finishing and relief embossing by Casimir Kast Packaging and Display took first place. Vogl and Studio Digital Storytelling / Andrea Uhlig were able to win the jury over in the category Corporate with a stiff soft cover printed in UV offset. The awards were presented by Gmund owner Florian Kofler who hosted the awards ceremony on 8 November 2018 together with Bayern 3 radio presenter Simone Faust.

The first UNFOLDED Design & Print Festival on the Gmund Campus the following day was attended by more than 700 experts from various industries. Renowned keynote speakers unlocked new perspectives for the industry, and a panel discussion on the subject of “Beauty comes from within” rounded off the creative programme. Over 30 exhibitors also presented their latest communication solutions.

Leaders in the print and media industry

Deutscher Drucker Verlagsgesellschaft has been presenting the Druck&Medien Awards every autumn since 2005. The award honours people, teams and companies in 25 categories. Freiburger Druck (Badische Zeitung), a creative and successful user of the Cortina waterless offset press, received the award “Newspaper Printer of the Year”. The silver award in this category went to Druckerei Konstanz (Südkurier), another dedicated Cortina user. Commercial printer B&K Offsetdruck from Ottersweier received two awards – “Socially Committed Printing Company of the Year” and “Print Shop Manager of the Year” for B&K Managing Director Jörn Kalbhenn. Other Koenig & Bauer users also scored well.


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