KBA MePrint, a subsidiary of the printing press manufacturer, has developed the Genius 52 for printing on plastic, labels, paperboard and other materials, for short runs with setup in less than 5 minutes and 10 sheets. The waterless technology provides high quality, consistent print production regardless of run length. Since the late 1990s, KBA has partnered with B&R Industrial Automation for control technology.
Drupa is to package production what interpack is to packaging machinery. Here are video highlights of new technologies from the two-week-long Drupa show concluded in mid-May. Some are directly targeted to packaging, others offer new ideas to package developers.