Koenig & Bauer and HYBRID Software with Exclusive Solution for Packaging Workflow

Koenig & Bauer and HYBRID Software have combined competencies to supply an exclusive product for Koenig & Bauer’s Rapida sheetfed offset presses. Acting as a gateway, PrintFusion steers Koenig & Bauer presses with PACKZ pre-press software and the CLOUDFLOW production workflow suite.

Left to right: Sascha Fischer (Koenig & Bauer), Christopher Graf (HYBRID Software) and Ralf Sammeck (Koenig & Bauer).

Parallel to plate creation, all printing data is securely and efficiently delivered to Rapida sheetfed offset presses. As PrintFusion supplies all relevant setting data in advance, users benefit from automation through shorter setup times and greater efficiency between job changes. In addition, printing parameters can be conveniently stored with the job data for subsequent repeat jobs. This end-to-end packaging workflow solution allows for superior efficiency through an automatic retrieval of job data from connected MIS/ERP systems.

Due to intelligent learning, PrintFusion maximises press and substrate utilisation and continually optimises printing accuracy. Koenig & Bauer Rapida Sheetfed Offset presses can run far more independently and with a substantially lower less risk of errors.

Ralf Sammeck, Chief Data Officer, Koenig & Bauer, says, “The strategic decision to join forces stems from a mutual understanding of our industry’s needs, with the prioritisation of best-in-class standards and innovation. PrintFusion is the result of a symbiotic partnership: what is achieved together is greater than the sum of its parts.”

Christopher Graf, Chief Marketing Officer, HYBRID Software, adds, “We have built our partnership on mutual trust and common values. Already today, it is much more than a traditional supplier-vendor relation. We have combined our people to develop an innovative solution for our customers; supplying a unique technology which drives productivity to new heights.”

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