Development + Service 2017-04-18T18:31:01+02:00

Development and Service

Using tact and taste to create the right impression: KNAUER PrePress is where your ideas are adjusted and optimised using a variety of creative systems until the layout is just right. After all, the print is the face of your packaging and contributes significantly to its visual appearance.

First, virtual prototypes are created using the latest software, allowing optimum visual appeal to be achieved while still at the development stage. Before this, however, we need to clarify your product’s selling points and identify which target audience you want to reach. What are the lighting conditions and the environment like at the point of purchase? Only by considering these factors can KNAUER ensure the ideal combination of packaging development and image design.

Our expertly trained and creative staff are available at all times and are always able to suggest new approaches thanks to their extensive experience. Whether providing punching contours to build a layout, data conversion, data transfer or corrections — our staff are ready to assist you. From the preparation of your data for printing right through to the production of fully exposed offset plates, KNAUER PrePress ensures optimal conditions for the further production of your product.

With KOLB PrePrint, KOLB PostPrint and KOLB DigitalPrint, the KOLB group of companies can offer you a wide range of printing technologies that will meet your requirements and impress you with their uncompromising quality.

KNAUER guidelines for print data

KNAUER Design

Packaging development is a fascinatingly diverse area, encompassing modern CAD and traditional prototyping — creativity and productivity — appearance and functionality. Our packaging developers use this interplay to create packaging solutions that are tailor-made. Using state-of-the-art design systems from Esko artwork, the KNAUER Design team will develop the perfect “tailored suit” for your product.

Whether you need seemingly simple transport packaging, a detailed package interior or an entire packaging concept, we’ll create something just for you. We’ll also advise you about the varieties of corrugated cardboard that are needed to achieve your packaging goals. Decades of know-how combined with some of the industry’s most advanced machinery are testimony to the innovative spirit of Gebr. KNAUER and the entire KOLB Group.

KNAUER PrePress

… The centre of excellence for printed offset packaging solutions

Long before real colour is added to your packaging, the team at KNAUER PrePress already knows what impression your package is going to make. From adjustment and optimisation of the supplied print data to the creation of specially exposed offset plates, the critical processes performed by KNAUER PrePress are numerous. KNAUER PrePress also creates your personal prototypes using a variety of creative systems.

Thanks to 3D PDFs you can see the packaging that will soon impress your customers — before it even exists. Even at this early stage of development, our system can account for production variations with respect to the corrugated profile and the base paper to be used, which can assist you when making your decision.

Using tact and taste to create the right impression: KNAUER PrePress is where your ideas are adjusted and optimised using a variety of creative systems until the layout is just right. After all, the print is the face of your packaging and contributes significantly to its visual appearance.

KNAUER guidelines for print data

First, virtual prototypes are created using the latest software, allowing optimum visual appeal to be achieved while still at the development stage. Before this, however, we need to clarify your product’s selling points and identify which target audience you want to reach. What are the lighting conditions and the environment like at the point of purchase? Only by considering these factors can KNAUER ensure the ideal combination of packaging development and image design.

Our expertly trained and creative staff are available at all times and are always able to suggest new approaches thanks to their extensive experience. Whether providing punching contours to build a layout, data conversion, data transfer or corrections — our staff are ready to assist you. From the preparation of your data for printing right through to the production of fully exposed offset plates, KNAUER PrePress ensures optimal conditions for the further production of your product.

With KOLB PrePrint, KOLB OffsetPrint, KOLB PostPrint and KOLB DigitalPrint, the KOLB group of companies can offer you a wide range of printing technologies that will meet your requirements and impress you with their uncompromising quality.

KOLB Logistics

The reputation of the KOLB Group is not only based on its high-quality products. Our quality approach also covers all aspects of delivery and just-in-time availability of our goods. The KOLB logistics department has at its disposal a vehicle fleet with more than 40 HGVs, and can thus guarantee just-in-time delivery and efficient order handling. For our dispatch management, we cooperate with a number of experienced transport partners.

  • Just-in-time delivery
  • In-house transport and logistics department
  • In-house fleet of 40 trucks guarantees an accurate delivery date and order processing

KOLB Consult

More performance through optimized packaging processes
The changes in the habits of consumers also affect the requirements regarding the packaging of goods. Today, companies need well-targeted and focused ideas. As KOLB offers its customers much more than just packaging material, we provide a comprehensive advice service. The experienced packaging consultants of the KOLB Consult department present our customers with fast and flexible options for practical packaging solutions, covering all aspects from printing to processing. Packaging development based on ECR criteria.

We offer display services, from design and production to packing and display packaging line concepts. Our specialists also complete packaging costs analyses for customers. Contact us for advice on BOX ROBOTIK, robot system for material handling.

Fast and flexible response to customer requests and queries are part of our company philosophy. As a consequence, we are continuously upgrading our IT and communications infrastructure and investing in our creative sector.

An inspired creative team working at our CAD studio and specialists working in the pre-print area ensure that we can offer customers innovative tailor-made packaging solutions. Thanks to data exchange, modern storage and logistics services and our fleet of more than 40 heavy-goods vehicles, everything can be handled with great flexibility, be it an enquiry or a delivery.

Benefits:

  • Increase your competitiveness through cost reduction
  • Streamline your processes in logistics & packaging
  • More responsible use of resources
  • Simpler handling
  • Higher degree of automation through packaging machine systems
  • Targeted use of materials per input