Koenig & Bauer has won a gold iF Design Award trophy in the product category for the Varijet 106 digital press.

A jury of 67 international experts evaluated 6,400 entries from 50 countries before selecting the most innovative design developments in seven categories. In its award statement, the jury commended the clear structures in the outward appearance of the Varijet. The contrasting corporate colours grey and blue, with individual illuminated elements as highlights, contribute to what was called a classy approach.

Koenig & Bauer says it will make the Varijet 106 digital printing press from available in 2020. The company says the press combines the advantages of the inkjet technology with those of a classic offset process. Dagmar Ringel, head of corporate communication and marketing at Koenig & Bauer, says, “With our modern press design, we are setting not only technical, but also visual standards. The iF Design Award strengthens us in our conviction that we are on the right track.”

The 65 year-old iF Design Awards, an internationally recognised label for outstanding design, honours top design achievements are honoured in seven disciplines: product; packaging; communication and service design; architecture; interior architecture; and professional concept. The iF International Forum Design GmbH in Hannover, the oldest independent design institution in the world, organises the awards. This year’s iF Design Award Night took place at BMW Welt in Munich.

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