Spanish Packaging Company Hinojosa Selected for the First Worldwide Installation of EFI’s Nozomi C18000 Single-Pass LED Inkjet Press
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Press release from the issuing company
FREMONT, California - Electronics For Imaging, Inc. today announced that Xátiva, Spain-based Rafael Hinojosa S.A., a technological leader in integrated packaging product development and converting, has signed an agreement to install the first unit of the new EFI™ Nozomi C18000single-pass LED inkjet corrugated board press.
Scheduled for installation in the March-April timeframe, the new press will be the latest digital printing advancement for Hinojosa, a company that installed one of Europe’s first single-pass corrugated board packaging production systems in 2013. The EFI Nozomi press, a breakthrough technology platform that EFI introduced at the Drupa 2016 tradeshow, is a wider, faster technology that will enable Hinojosa to move its digital inkjet packaging printing operations further into full-scale production runs.
Hinojosa’s new press will include an advanced, new EFI Fiery® digital front end that gives the company the processing power to ability to develop a broader range of even longer-run, multi-SKU and versioned production applications. Hinojosa will use technologies from the EFI Corrugated Packaging Suite manufacturing execution system software workflow to streamline and automate job-preparation tasks as the company grows its volume of short- to medium-run jobs.
“For nearly 70 years, Hinojosa has stayed on the forefront of packaging innovation, helping our customers develop better, more-creative solutions, including advanced pre- and post-print digital inkjet technologies, to help customers create more value for their brands,” said Hinojosa’s CEO. “EFI’s single-pass corrugated board technology continues that tradition by establishing a new level of high-quality, higher-volume inkjet productivity that will give our customers a distinct competitive edge with reduced waste, just-in-time supply chain efficiency and greater opportunities to grow sales with multi-SKU marketing.”
Exceptional productivity and versatility in corrugated manufacturing
The Nozomi C18000 press helps corrugated manufacturers and brands access a wide color gamut and broader design options in corrugated board work with fast turnaround times, all while maintaining low production costs. The press can print up to 246 linear feet (75 linear meters) per minute, producing up to 77,200 square feet (7,224 square meters) per hour.
The press will give Hinojosa remarkable substrate versatility as well. It can print on materials from 14-point card stock to triple-wall board, including traditional Kemi, model, bleach and kraft materials, at full press-rated speeds.
Additional features on the press include:
Leaner, greener digital print
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