Germany book printer changes to inkjet press
Kösel in Altusried Krugzell Germany, one of the oldest book printers, intends to replace their rotation press with a new digital inkjet press next month.
The reason is the flexibility it will give to adjust to the current trend of smaller editions and shorter turnaround (printing on demand). The inkjet rotation press KBA Rotajet 76 has two rows of 56 inkjet heads, a speed of 150 mpm and a width of 78 cm. The inkjet press will be combined with GEP (Global – EHRET Processing Technology) finishing, for full black and white manufacturing of scientific titles and school books.
Kösel who also works with sheet offset presses is well-known in Germany. The company was founded in 1593 and produces approximately 13 million books a year. Yearly turnover is 22 million euro and they have 190 employees.