Board Converting News, November 9, 2020

The BoxMaker Invests In Second HP PageWide C500 Press The BoxMaker, based in Seattle, Washington, announced it has purchased a second HP PageWide C500 Press to add capacity for its growing corrugated business, as the converter launches a nationwide expansion. The multi-million-dollar investment makes The BoxMak- er the first converter in the world to operate two HP C500 presses for flexible, on-demand direct-to-board produc- tion of corrugated boxes with offset quality print using true water-based inks. “The HP C500 has proven valuable to both our busi- ness and our brands, playing a key role in doubling our business volume for digitally produced packaging and display. Digital print technology enables our client brands greater flexibility for quick turnaround times, high-impact



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Makers of single and dual-width Timesaver® Anvil Covers, the premier urethane anvil cover for corrugated die cutting. Timesaver® covers feature a unique construction of solid steel backing and solid steel locking components to ensure a precise fit every time – a vital dependability difference that means seamless installation and a perfect cutting sur- face. C.U.E., Inc. also offers Dura-Latch and Cor-Lock anvil covers, in addition to urethane Lead Edge Feed Wheels.


The EMBA group supports a complete line of corrugated converting machinery for the worldwide market. EMBA’s Quick Set technology enables the highest productivity across a broad range of converting equipment, from mini to super jumbo. EMBA also includes the McKinley jumbo line of flexo folder gluers and rotary die cutters as well as ser- vice, rebuilds and upgrades for both EMBA and McKinley.


designs for multiple SKUs, and the ability to engage con- sumers with marketing promotions directly integrated into their packaging,” said Richard Brown, President and Co-Owner of The BoxMaker. “The HP C500 is proven technology that will serve as the print platform to drive our growth strategy as we continue on our journey with HP to transform the market to digital.” The new press will be installed near Springdale, Ar- kansas, where The BoxMaker is acquiring Tango Press, an all-digital production plant for corrugated packaging and displays. The BoxMaker offers clients easy ordering through its web-to-print packaging platform,, which enables businesses to easily design and order high-graph- ic custom packaging online from a set library of box and display styles. The HP PageWide C500 Press enables The BoxMak- er to digitally print corrugated orders of any size in offset quality with sharp text and barcodes, smooth tone transi- tions and vivid colors. The press prints with HP true wa- ter-based inks, which allow for the production of boxes with no need for added internal packaging or an extra lay- er of material separating the corrugated packaging from the product for the food and agriculture industry. CONTINUED ON PAGE 38

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