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Digital printing and print finishing


  • Personalised print products
  • Printing embedded in business processes 
  • Print run 1: production of book blocks or soft cover
  • Book production on demand – no stock holding
  • Photo books

Industrial digital printing demands end-to-end digital production processes for the entire post-print process. This implies an automated workflow – from order entry to printing, binding, finishing and right though to on-time shipment of quality products. The key requirements for efficient automated binding and finishing are format changes without retooling and open interfaces which allow industrial finishing to be smoothly integrated in your established in-house processes.

Solutions and systems from KOLBUS

High-quality book production

  • Adventure stories, fairy tales
  • Picture books, school books 
  • Diaries, note books, coffee table books, albums
  • Gift and round-corner books
  • Books with bookmark ribbon + dust jacket
  • Books with straight or rounded spines 
  • Travel books with integral covers or full flaps

For many generations, the name KOLBUS has stood for high-speed, industrial scale finishing of high quality book products. The company's fully automated, complete book production lines are capable of producing from 1,800 to 4,200 products an hour.

Solutions and systems from KOLBUS

Commercial print finishing

  • Multi-language periodicals: magazines, periodicals, journals, diaries
  • Commercial print products: catalogues, brochures, company reports, 
flap brochures, lay flat [Otabind®] or swiss-type binding
  • Classical book products: fiction, non-fiction, paperbacks, creative books
  • The ›periodicals and commercial printing‹ market is a fascinating one and KOLBUS also continues to focus on ›classic‹ commercial print finishing, offering ultra-modern perfect binding lines for 5,000 to 7,000 products an hour – at an amazingly affordable price.

Solutions and systems from KOLBUS

Production systems for luxury packaging

  • Rigid cardboard boxes with magnetic closures
  • Book-style boxes with sharply defined edges
  • Rigid boxes made of cardboard and paper cover material
  • Presentation boxes with flap covers and embossing
  • Gift, party or motto boxes
  • Components for slip-on sleeve boxes
  • Lidded or shoulder boxes

KOLBUS has developed an innovative system for high-speed, automated production of luxury packaging. This is a world first, making possible fully-automated manufacture of rigid boxes; the changeover from one box format to another is fully automated – no retooling required.

Solutions and systems from KOLBUS

  • KOLBUS. Foundry
    KOLBUS. Foundry – we are specialists for cast iron and deliver customized industrial products.
  • Machining
    Enjoy the benefits of subcontracting manufacturing. Just sources your parts production. By KOLBUS machining you profit of most advanced machine tools and state-of-the-art process techniques.
  • Conveyor Systems/Transport
    KOLBUS Conveyor systems designed as a modular system offers customised, comprehensive and intelligent solutions for various requirements.
  • 360-degree-service
    KOLBUS technology with all-round visibility – customized services for highest degree of production security. Optimum maintenance round-the-clock and round-the-globe