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    You won’t find a more flexible agency for your packaging artwork and print management needs – or a better home for your brands.

    who we are

    K is a one-stop print management agency offering a vast range of high quality packaging design, artwork and pre-press services. Historically our expertise developed through our work in the FMCG sector on categories such as beverages, home care and food products.

    As we acquired more clients, our knowledge base, experience and capabilities expanded to cover additional sectors. During the course of our growth, we established specialized in-house resources including colour management, photography, prototyping and more, giving us the ultimate flexibility in terms of service and timing.

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    K offers a vast range of high quality services and specialized in-house resources.

    K life

    What’s Brewing in the Land of the Morning Calm?

    Last June, when ABI’s Peter Van Overstraeten, Director of Innovation & Premium Brands at Oriental Brewery Company, invited K to meet his local team in Seoul, South Korea, Anna Ilkovics, our client service director for ABI, did not hesitate for a second before saying yes and immediately booked her 26-hour flight.

    Peter has been a client at K for quite a long time now. We worked with him on Leffe back when he was at ABI Belgium, then on Hoegaarden after he moved to St. Louis in the States, and Beck’s, Budweiser and Innovation when he relocated to New York City.

    His most recent move has taken him to Seoul, where he now manages the premium brands of Oriental Brewery Company, which include the global brands Stella Artois, Budweiser, Corona, MixxTail – a range of cocktail-flavoured beers, Hoegaarden and the Japanese beer Suntory TPM.

    We were thrilled to get on board this new challenge with Peter, who chose to bring in our colour management and printing expertise once again. Anna’s meeting with the internal design team at OB laid the groundwork for our collaboration on both design and artworks and allowed her to establish personal connections with our Korean contacts. While she was there, she also took some time to check out Seoul/Sudo, the world’s 16th largest city with over 20 million inhabitants, the 4th largest metropolitan economy, and the most wired place on earth. Like the city, this nascent collaboration is full of promise.

     

    Brand New Roland VS-540i – Print & Cut

    We’re really excited to announce the addition of a brand new Roland VS-540i to our equipment park, taking over from our Kodak Approval NX2. This state-of-the-art printer/cutter from Roland’s VersaCAMM VSi series has eight inkjets that print directly on the substrate or via transfer for specific materials. It can also print opaque white on all substrates and even simulate a raster on cans.

    The VS-540i is highly versatile and can run a wide range of materials such as metal, carton, paper, adhesives and vinyl, in gloss or matt finish. It can also emulate 95% of the Pantone colours, with excellent simulations of all hues and shades of gold and silver.

    With its cut and trace capabilities, the Roland has accelerated our processes and revolutionised the way we create mock-ups, including sleeves and shrinks. Faster and cheaper to operate, it is an efficient, cost-effective tool for our clients’ print proofs and prototypes, and already the hero among our printers.

     

    Corporate & Sales Communications

    The Corporate and Sales Communications department at K was redefined in 2016 as a strategic unit for the development of our clients’ corporate and sales communication tools. C&SC provides upstream thinking, strategy, and concept creation, and sees winning concepts through to their execution in digital or printed form. With many years of pre-press and printing experience, a large network of reliable suppliers, and a flexible, solution-minded approach, the C&SC team offers high-quality service on cost and time-sensitive projects.