Come and stop by

We have relaunched our website recently. Visit us and get informed!
Moreover, Aramis GS, the new generation of our MIS software for premedia service providers, especially in the packaging industry, has been successfully launched one year ago.
These are just some of the highlights of Aramis GS:

– Flexible and web-based order management
– Powerful administration tools
– Enhanced data collection
– Wide choice of integration possibilities

Meet QBF at Drupa 2016

On May 31st, 2016, it is showtime again: The Drupa fair will be open to visitors on the Düsseldorf fairground.

Just like we did during previous events, we take advantage of the fact that our Cologne offices are located close to Düsseldorf. We schedule meetings with companies and visitors who are interested in our Order Management Solutions – either at Drupa or in our offices in Cologne.

The QBF Team is looking forward to an active exchange of information and interesting talks.

Take your chance to book a meetup with us now! Call us: +49-221-3990910, send us an e-mail to, or use the contact form.

New website

In May 2016, QBF’s website got a new look. On modern, clearly laid-out pages  we are presenting our acclaimed MIS system Aramis Classic, our web portal solutions as well as our new highlight Aramis GS.

Through the newly designed structure you will find all the information you are looking for in no time.

Also, you can learn about the advantages of the brand new Aramis GS, the innovative web-based solution by QBF!

Interview with W. Welsch (CEO) at the Esko

For the third time in a row, QBF was present in the PartnerZone at EskoWorld. The four-day event this year took place in Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL and, again, was a complete success. Further to the networking with customers and interested parties mainly from the USA, again, the great possibilities of integration of the QBF solutions with Esko systems were successfully presented. Furthermore, QBF’s CEO, Willi Welsch, was interviewed on the EskoWorld by Pat Henry of WhatTheyThink (Market Intelligence for Printing and Publishing) on the topic „The Challenges of MIS for the Packaging Sector“. You can watch the full interview here:

QBF at EskoWorld, June 15th-18th, 2014 Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL

QBF’s presence on this year’s EskoWorld will be themed: “It has never been so easy to automate and streamline your business!”. This does not only refer to the integration possibilities of Esko solutions with the highly comfortable JDF interface created by QBF, but the focus will also be on the numerous “Out of the box” automations in order entry and production controlling which are possible with the solution ARAMIS. Like never before, ARAMIS users can reduce entry errors and multiple entries. Afterwards, a complete and transparent flow of information will provide for faster production times, a better overview and maximum efficiency. Visit our booth at the PartnerZone of EskoWorld to find out more – also about the upcoming new ARAMIS version.

QBF on the EskoWorld 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona

After aEskoWorld2013_logo successful participation last year, QBF will be present again on the EskoWorld 2013 in the USA. During the customer conference which is taking place in Phoenix, AZ from 19 May to 22 May 2013, QBF will present their current solutions for prepress service providers in the Esko PartnerZone.
Integration and Automation are more and more evolving to one of the main topics of the event. QBF is the MIS vendor with the most integrations of MIS solutions with Esko’s workflow management systems. From order entry to the finished plates the QBF solutions ARAMIS (order entry / job management) and PORTOS (customer web portals) are seamlessly connected to Automation Engine and WebCenter, so that an optimum information flow back and forth is achieved.
In the PartnerZone on the EskoWorld, interested parties can get in touch with the QBF experts and get a live impression of the solutions.

QBF extends international presence – first installations in Sweden and India

Apart from an installation in Sweden, QBF is very proud to report the first order of an Indian prepress service provider.

olympusOlympus Premedia from Chennai (formerly Madras), a company specializing in artwork services, particularly for the packaging sector, is collaborating intensively with European and American customers. The high number of fast paced jobs is making high demands on internal organization and job management. Olympus Premedia has therefore decided to opt for the introduction of the MIS solution ARAMIS. With the new system and the support of QBF’s long-time experience in the packaging industry with numerous prepress service providers, a considerable optimization of the job management is to be expected during the coming months. The next step will be an efficient connection of the clients through the QBF customer web portal PORTOS. For QBF, this is the entry to the emerging Indian market.

mediakoketThe Swedish prepress service provider Mediaköket Grafiska AB, located in Helsingborg, has decided for a comprehensively integrated solution – the combination of the QBF web portal PORTOS and the MIS ARAMIS for the internal job management. Through the connection with the production workflow (Esko’s Automation Engine and WebCenter), Mediaköket has focused on high-level automation and integration right from the beginning. The company has also profoundly analyzed and structured their processes during the past year. Due to the company presently finding itself in a phase of strong growth, Mediaköket was aware of a need for the best possible solutions for workflow and communication right from the start. By opting for PORTOS and ARAMIS, Mediaköket has decided for the most widespread solution worldwide for prepress service providers.

Import plate dimensions from CDI

1tx_tn_04__cdi_import_picQBF takes another step towards automation and integration of production with the Aramis MIS: The automated import of the actual plate dimensions straight from the CDI. This new module allows you to automatically import the plate measurements, add customer-individual handling, and assign it to the correct plate material. No more manual measuring, no more errors, no more customer complaints.Read more in our White Paper.

September 6: Esko’s UK User Conference with QBF

1tx_tn_04__esko_logoAfter a successful participation in EskoWorld in New Orleans (see news below), the attendance of the Esko UK User Conference has been a complete success as well. On September 6th, 2012, in the time-honoured halls of Loughborough University in Leicestershire, QBF, as part of the group “Pre-Press Workflow”, presented the complete intergation of ARAMIS and PORTOS with Automation Engine and WebCenter by Esko. Moreover, QBF was present with an own stand in the Partner Zone. Both activities lead to a very active and promising exchange of information with newly interested parties, existing customers and the on-site Esko specialists.