KBA Report 31 out now

A foretaste of Drupa 2008

With Drupa, the world’s definitive trade fair for the print media industry, a little more than three months away, the latest issue of Koenig & Bauer’s corporate magazine, KBA Report, offers a foretaste of central Drupa themes ...

KBA Report no. 31 provides a foretaste of Drupa (1)

... such as process automation and digitisation in offset with JDF, MIS and even CAM, the emerging emphasis on inline finishing, UV applications and green printing, the huge potential of modern large-format presses for printing commercials, displays and packaging, current options for brand protection, book, directory and waterless printing in sheetfed and web offset, and much, much more. Looking ahead, KBA president and CEO Albrecht Bolza-Schünemann says: “The list is almost endless. It would be a mistake to affix just one label to Drupa, as some have tended to do in the past.”

With only three months to go, KBA is busy gearing up for Drupa (2)

But big trade fairs are no longer the only showcase for innovation. Increasingly, new products and processes are unveiled as soon as they have proven their market maturity. In September KBA unveiled a new high-automation compact wet offset press, the Commander CT, and, with a nod to shorter print runs, DriveTronic SPC dedicated plate-cylinder drives for its high-tech medium-format sheetfed press, the Rapida 105. The benefits of both are illustrated in KBA Report.

But KBA’s 3,400m² (36,600ft²) stand in hall 16 at Drupa will be showing a lot more than the innovations described in KBA Report 31. As Albrecht Bolza-Schünemann stated in his editorial: “Print is alive – and kicking!“ And this latest issue of KBA’s corporate magazine certainly lives up to its reputation among print professionals as a globally oriented publication covering a wide variety of issues and providing a wealth of useful advice.

Available in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian, KBA Report can be obtained free of charge from KBA dealers or theKoenig & Bauer AGMarketing DepartmentFriedrich-Koenig-Straße 497080 Würzburg GermanyTel.: +49 (0)931 909-4518Fax: +49 (0)931 909-6015 E-Mail: marketing@kba-print.deor downloaded as a PDF file from here....

The English edition contains an eight-page supplement on Print to Web.