BOBST takes its 14th Golden Cylinder Award for technical innovation with its new Advanced Register Control for Precision Printing and ECG in Gravure


BOBST’s Advanced Register Control for Precision Printing and ECG in Gravure has been judged “Best of the Best” in the Technical Innovation category of the 2022 Golden Cylinder Awards.

Kurt Oegerli, Sales Manager, Bobst North America Inc., receiving the Golden Cylinder Award for Technical Innovation on 26 September 2022 at the AIMCAL 2022 R2R Conference, that took place in Orlando, Florida.

The new advanced register control system consists of a new set-up and advanced functions of the BOBST’s automatic register control Registron®. One of its main advantages is that the press operator can make a correction immediately after the color is printed, without having to wait for the images to be displayed on the web viewer. An additional benefit for the efficiency of gravure technology is obtained during job changeovers: downtime for press set-up is greatly reduced and consequently also the waste that is generated in the process.

Furthermore, the new advanced function of the register control is the technical innovation that enables to handle in an easy and controlled way ECG printing in gravure, by controlling the register on the whole printed surface, allowing to provide a reel report of the register quality.

Commenting on the award, Jonathan Giubilato, Gravure Product Manager at BOBST said: “We are proud of this latest achievement that brings gravure to the forefront of the packaging industry transformation, and for the potential ahead to improve the operations of our gravure customers. The enhanced agility on print cycles enables the quality of gravure to become sustainable and profitable also in the case of short run production, bridging the gap that conventionally confined the quality of gravure to higher production volumes”.