Products, practices, perspectives and innovation- these four words sum up the contents of the latest issue of KBA Report. The customer magazine from press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer is once again packed with 52 pages of practice-orientated features on investments, news and business models from the international print scene, plus new technologies for diverse market segments. With the headline ‘Today’s print arena demands entrepreneurship’ the 43rd edition of KBA Report appeals to the industry’s willingness to actively face the challenges and opportunities for print in an increasingly digitalized world. KBA CEO and president Claus Bolza-Schünemann commented: ‘Print and online will grow together into multi-channelled communication solutions with which money can be made. The same is true of analogue and digital technologies in the printing process itself.’ Alongside reports on the premiere of the new large-format Rapida 164 as well as new investments and installations in metal-decorating, commercial, book, packaging and newspaper printing, this new edition focuses on finishing. Specialist articles address cold-foil finishing, UV inert curing for the production of high-quality packaging in sheetfed offset and digital newspaper printing with the KBA RotaJET. Further reports include KBA’s entry into directly decorating glass and hollow-containers with the newly acquired subsidiary Kammann Maschinenbau and the expansion of KBA’s already broad portfolio with products for the growing flexible packaging segment. This market segment will be addressed further after the takeover of Italian manufacturer Flexotecnica is completed soon. The latest KBA Report is available in German, English, French, Spanish and Italian. Copies can be requested from the KBA regional offices or from the central marketing department of Koenig & Bauer AG (Tel.: +49(0)931 909-4336; Fax: +49(0)931 909-6015; E-mail: email@example.com). An online version of the magazine is also available for download from the KBA website at http://www.kba.com. Alternately, you can ask Thunderbolt on 011 657 7000.
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