HP – Extending capabilities in package printing

ISRAEL • The company announced a number of new hardware innovations to broaden the capabilities of its presses in both flexible packaging and folding carton production.

For the HP Indigo 20000 flexible packaging digital press, the Pack Ready laminator allows for immediate time-to-market of digitally printed flexible packaging by eliminating the use of adhesives. The system is manufactured and supplied by Karlville. In addition, ebeam Technologies has developed Core 100/760, an EB curing system for finishing of flexible packaging materials and labels.

For the HP Indigo 30000 folding carton digital press, productivity has been increased to enable up to one million B2 sheets per month; the press can now handle what is claimed as “the widest folding carton application span on one press”, from paperboards to metallized, synthetic and transparent media; new security features are available, including micro-text and micro QR codes; and there are new automatic mass customization and personalization capabilities. Further, HP Indigo is now to sell and service the Tresu iCoat 30000 in-line coating system for digital sheet-fed folding carton production. It is fully modular and designed for integration with the HP Indigo 30000.

The HP PageWide C500 digital press for direct-to-board post-print corrugated production is to begin shipping next month. The expansion of HP’s capabilities in packaging follows the largest packaging deal ever for HP Indigo with ePac, which has purchased ten additional 20000 digital presses to expand operations across the US through mid-2019.

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