Digital PrintingMetalDecoJET – Digital Printing for the metal decorating industry

Get ready for the future

The MetalDecoJET combines cutting-edge inkjet technology with the acknowledged and longstanding expertise of Koenig & Bauer MetalPrint in the field of metal decorating, enabling cost-effective short-run production with high print quality and excellent processing properties. Boost the efficiency of your production and conquer new markets.

MetalDecoJET – The world’s first industrial inkjet system developed specifically
for use in the metal decorating:

  • State-of-the-art inkjet technology
  • Low ink profile - high gloss
  • Water-based ink system
  • Suitable for food packaging (Nestele Guidance Note)
  • Cost-effective short-run production
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  • Fastest ever job changeovers
  • Printing without plates and ink changes
  • Proofing and production on the same press
  • Production start only minutes after receiving the print data
  • Short-run printing without minimum quantities
Product Information

With print quality comparable to that of an offset process, the MetalDecoJET lifts the constraints of conventional metal decorating and opens the door to new opportunities:

  • Shortest possible reaction times (time-to-market), enabling fast response tocustomer needs and marketing ideas
  • No more minimum run lengths, reduced storage of printed materials for repeat orders and genuine on-demand printing
  • No discussions on UV ink migration
  • Web-to-print

In contrast to UV inkjet solutions, the absolutely flat and glossy surface enables problem-free further processing of all types of can and closure forms.

Benefits of water-based inks

  • Absolutely flat, offset-like ink application
  • High-gloss inks
  • Inks are free of toxic chemicals and practically odourless
  • Flexible ink film
  • Nestlé Guidance Note compliance
  • Compatibility with commonly used solvent based overvarnishes
  • Trouble-free further processing, e.g. deep‑drawing and sterilisation

Product information

  • Newly developed feeder specifically for digital printing, with maximum precision and without deformation of the sheets
  • Extremely precise sheet transport through the press
  • Pre-treatment tailored to the metal decorating process, permitting digital printing on almost every combination of metal sheet and coating
  • Thermal drying oven for gentle drying of the ink
  • Air-cushioned stacker with dynamic sheet control
  • Simple, clearly structured user interface
  • Integrated job list, enabling job data to be loaded directly onto the MetalDecoJET from the RIP
  • Various automated cleaning programs for the printing heads
  • Digital filling-level indicators for consumables
  • Automatic print production – press can be run by a single operator
Standard Optional
Maximum sheet size 39.37” x 47.24” -
Minimum sheet size 20.08” x 27.95” -
Sheet thickness standard 0.0051” – 0.0197” -
Sheet materials Tinplate, aluminium -
Maximum production speed Basic quality 188 sheets/h High quality 150 sheets/h
Resolution 600 dpi native 1200 dpi apparent
Printing mode multi-pass -
Colours CMYK -
Ink system water-based inks -
Final cure thermal drying -
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