- Innovation in gravure printing
- Large retrofit at BurdaDruck
Koenig & Bauer has developed a new cutter for gravure presses. As a result, print shops with gravure presses can now significantly expand their order portfolio. BurdaDruck (Hubert Burda Media), one of Europe’s most high-performance gravure printing companies, is investing in this new development. Heiko Engelhardt, managing director at BurdaDruck: “The concept of expanding the cutter convinced us right from the start. As Koenig & Bauer also offers many other services for gravure presses and has extensive know-how in this field, we are convinced that we have the right partner at our side.“
The new cutter is to be installed this year as part of a retrofit to the existing press fleet at the Burda printing site in Vieux-Thann, France. “This investment enables us to offer our customers an even larger product portfolio in the future. We can also produce small volumes from eight pages, glued with a two-page jump. The format variability of gravure printing enables considerable savings in paper consumption through optimum formats, which is a major requirement of our customers as paper prices are increasing,” says Ingo Raab, sales manager at BurdaDruck.
About BurdaDruck and Hubert Burda Media
BurdaDruck is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hubert Burda Media Holding. BurdaDruck is a full-service print and media service provider, from content, layout, graphics and re-production to print production and distribution of print products. With plants in Offenburg, Nuremberg and Vieux Thann in France, BurdaDruck is one of the most efficient gravure printing companies in Europe. The internationally active parent company Hubert Burda Media is one of the largest media and technology companies in Germany with sales of over €2.6bn (2017) and currently almost 12,000 employees worldwide.