HP Inc. today announced that Christiansen Print of Thimm Group will become an early adopter of HP’s breakthrough high-volume, single-pass inkjet solution with the purchase of an HP PageWide Web Press T1100S for corrugated pre-print of digitally-printed liners.
Furthering its corrugated industry leadership, Christiansen Print will install its first HP PageWide Web Press T1100S later this year, commencing the expansion of its digital pre-print capacity. The new press will enable more economical, higher-volume run lengths (up to 50,000 sqm), nearly eliminate inventory, and reduce lead time and project turnaround time by up to 20 days, moving from analog technology to digital printing for faster delivery and time-to-market.
The benefits of HP’s new digital corrugated solution will also ignite a change in how the company approaches corrugated job management. Christiansen Print will have the ability to offer end customers more value with “box-of-one” applications, featuring different high-quality image content on every box and anti-counterfeit capabilities using invisible embedded codes within the inkjet image to track and trace the product.
“The HP PageWide Web Press T1100S brings our vision for pre-print transformation to the next level,” said Mathias Schliep, CEO, Thimm Group. “Adding the breakthrough HP T1100S for digital high-volume printing is going to provide a paradigm shift for our business as well as a transformation opportunity for the whole industry. Thimm Group is in a great position to help drive this transformation, and we look forward to doing it in collaboration with a digital giant like HP.”
The 110-inch HP PageWide Web Press T1100S can produce up to 30,600 m2/hr and features HP Multi-lane Print Architecture (MLPA), which enables the press to run different jobs with different box sizes and run lengths, revolutionizing digital corrugate production.
“HP’s latest inkjet corrugated printing innovations enable print providers to meet the challenges of declining run lengths and long lead times, while helping customers reinvent their possibilities,” said Michael Smetana, head of marketing, Graphics Solutions Business, EMEA, HP. “With proven and scalable HP Thermal Inkjet Technology providing best-in-class reliability and quality, it’s highly possible that HP innovations will transform the corrugated market as we have done in other industry segments.”