Board Converting News, March 8, 2021

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pounds and require no additional barriers to meet interna- tional food packaging regulations. They are also compliant with Swiss Ordinance and Nestlé Guidance. “The special- ized ink and print quality are what sets the C500 apart,” says Brown. WSA-USA supplied all of the infeed and discharge con- veyor for the C500, as well as a stack inverter.

“Brands can now use corrugated packaging to convey messages that would otherwise have been reflected on folding carton packages or flexible packaging, with a simi- lar level of quality and no impact on brand integrity.” The Boxmaker’s High Graphics Center houses two dig- ital corrugated printing presses, both of which are G7 cer- tified for optimal printing and color matching. The first of the two presses is the Scitex 17000 wide-for- mat digital press which delivers four-color process print in several passes and features UV and LED curing. The Scitex low-odor UV cured inks are designed primarily for printing on paperboard to reduce cracking and are AgBB and UL Greenguard certified. The company’s design team utilizes the Esko WebCen- ter to load production ready files. They utilize automation software to generate a PDF proof. Once approved by the customer, an optimized sheet layout is generated to en- sure efficiency in printing and cutting. The file is sent to the press where the sheet is picked up by suction cups and pulled onto the bed. The bed flows back and forth to lay the image in multiple passes. The second digital press is the HP PageWide C500 single pass digital press, which was installed in 2018. It delivers the latest advancements in digital print technolo- gies and primarily produces food-safe packaging with its water-based inks. The inks are free of UV reactive com-

Once printed, product produced on the digital printers is cut on a Zund cutting table or is die-cut at the box plant. “Today our continued investments are bearing fruit and we are able to deliver beautiful, full-color, digitally printed boxes, retail-ready displays and labels,” said Brown. “The C500 offers offset quality print comparable to litho labels or 125 line screen HP flexo printing.”


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