Printing press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer has reached a cooperation agreement to develop its RotaJET press for digitally printed flexible and extensible film.
The agreement will help the company boost its focus on flexible and extensible film and digital presses market.
The new press will be based on the RotaJET and feature a maximum web width of 1,380mm.
It will be capable of printing with a thickness between 0.12mm and 0.3mm on both sides of films.
Koenig & Bauer board member Christoph Müller said: “Our RotaJET is already well established on the market when it comes to paper applications and decor printing.
“As the next step, we now want to venture further into digital printing on flexible and extensible films together with one of the top global players in this field.”
According to the company, the first presses are likely to start production of digitally printed flexible and extensible film next year.
Müller added: “Koenig & Bauer has built a reputation as a pioneer of high performance, industrial ecological inkjet printing.
“With our partner, the new press and its water-based inks, we will be in an even better position to promote sustainability, and plan to change the face of the market with digital print for flexible and extensible film aimed at providing improved colour precision and additional printing options.”
Last week, Koenig & Bauer Durst announced today that its food safety water-based printing inks secured UL ECOLOGO certification.