Electronics For Imaging, Inc., the global leader in digital direct-to-corrugated printing, will exhibit its product line at the CCE International Corrugated and Carton Expo in Munich from March 14 to 16. EFI is located in Hall B6, Stand 2320, and features a proven range of printers that have delivered the ideal blend of client demands and technology for corrugated packaging converters throughout the world for the past six years. This consists of the EFITM Nozomi 14000 LED press and the EFI Nozomi C18000 Plus printer, both of which are ultra-high-speed inkjet solutions for the corrugated industry. These innovative direct-to-board digital presses utilise world-class Nozomi single-pass UV LED inkjet technology with enhancements that boost the industrial packaging market’s productivity, dependability, value, and adaptability.
The CCE event also represents a major milestone for the Nozomi technology developed by EFI. “We are thrilled to announce that DS Smith, a global leader in sustainable packaging solutions, paper products, and recycling services, has purchased the 50th Nozomi printer for their UK operations,” stated Evandro Matteucci, vice president and general manager, of Packaging & Building Materials at EFI. “They are an example of a customer that has utilised Nozomi’s talents to advance their organisation. This is DS Smith’s second Nozomi, and the wonderful experience they had with their first Nozomi was a major factor in their choice to buy another. We are thrilled to continue working with them as they grow their sustainable corrugated printing capabilities.”
Providing Unparalleled Productivity and Flexibility
The EFI Nozomi printer lineup has a durable construction for heavy industrial applications, excellent dependability, and high output. It provides package converters with great uptime and the flexibility to print on practically all board flute types, with features that reject defective boards automatically without halting print operations.
Customers have an option between the EFI Nozomi 14000 LED and the C18000 Plus depending on the application needs. The C18000 Plus is a known technology for corrugated packaging applications, but its print width of 1.8 metres also makes it a great fit for point-of-sale (POS) applications. Because of their superior colour quality, these printers are suited for high-quality graphic printing and applications like as displays and eCommerce packaging. The ability to integrate high-quality graphic material and the quality of the printing increase the buying experience for savvy consumers, whether they are shopping online or in a store.
Sustainability Is Important
Matteucci continued, “Nozomi is a sustainable printing option for corrugated, which is crucial as manufacturers of all sorts strive to decrease their environmental effect.” This digital alternative to analogue corrugated manufacturing provides energy-efficient productivity, emitting almost no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and consuming up to 35 per cent less energy than flexo printing. Moreover, compared to flexo and litho-lamination, Nozomi presses dramatically minimise ink and paper waste. In addition, unlike analogue printing processes, they do not require water for cleaning, hence decreasing the expenses and environmental impact of converters.”
According to tests conducted by the Fogra Research Institute for Media Technologies against the ISO 20690 energy standard, Nozomi is the industry’s most energy-efficient single-pass inkjet corrugated printing technique. In addition, EFI Nozomi is the only single-pass inkjet product on the market whose output has been verified for OCC recyclability and reliability by the Western Michigan University Recycling, Paper and Coating Pilot Plant — a prominent certifying organisation for corrugated recycling.
A Record of Progress
EFI is the appropriate consulting technology supplier for converters transitioning to digital corrugated packaging manufacturing because to its expertise in industrial digital printing, its large installed base of single-pass equipment, and its long history of innovation. EFI partners closely with clients along the required technology adoption curve, delivering a 12-week ramp-up and training programme, a one-year guarantee, and remote and in-person service maintenance packages available 24/7. Users of Nozomi may also make use of extra professional services, such as advanced training in prepress, colour management, and sales, to maximise their digital expenditures.
EFITM is a global technology business at the forefront of the global transition from analogue to digital imaging. We recognise that our clients desire innovative tools to guide them through their digital journey. With a scalable portfolio of products, solutions, services, support, and world-class partnerships for the manufacturing of signage, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles, building materials, commercial print, and personalised documents with a broad selection of printers, inks, digital front ends, and workflow software, we are passionate about driving their business growth. Job after task, year after year, they collaborate to enhance earnings, minimise expenses, boost productivity, and maximise efficiency. We are devoted to the success of our clients. And we are certain that we have the personnel, technology, and expertise to assist them in achieving their business objectives.