Bobst announced that the Digital Press for Corrugated Board has won the 2016 European Digital Press Association (EDP) award in the category ‘Best corrugated printer/solution’.
The EDP awards honour the best developments in print production tools, software, substrates, inks, materials and finishing systems for digital print and production. Jakob Bovin, Product Marketing Director Digital Press for Corrugated Board said, ‘The jury recognised the radical capabilities of this new press, which opens up a vast range of markets to corrugated packaging makers, from long runs of boxes featuring variable data to very short runs of bespoke packs and displays.’
The Bobst Digital Printing Press for Corrugated uses Kodak Stream Inkjet Technology and aqueous-based food compliant inks to continuously deliver over 50 billion ink drops per second from its four CMYK, print units. The press can match a very broad range of the Pantone gamut and print at speeds of up to 200 metres per minute. The press delivers very high print quality, with a resolution of 600 x 900 dpi, aided by its brand new patented vacuum belt sheet transport system.
The press also incorporates the Bobst iQ400 quality control system and an ejection process for any non-conforming products. The press is a stack-to-stack solution ideal for integration into corrugated plants’ existing logistics systems. The pre-coating unit allows the press to print onto a wide range of corrugated substrates, giving the converter maximum flexibility in production.