Kaweah Container, Inc., an independent family-owned corrugated container manufacturer for the food, wine, industrial, agricultural and software industries, recently installed the high-speed HP PageWide Web Press T400S in its Visalia, California facility. The press allows the company to digitally pre-print and produce basic corrugate and high-value customized boxes in cost-effective, short-to-medium runs with high print quality and durability – even at top production speeds.
Founded in 1989, Kaweah Container is leveraging the superior productivity and versatility of the HP PageWide Web Press T400S to provide its customers faster turnaround times and differentiate itself from competitors. The company sees the T400S as reinventing the way it has historically produced corrugated boxes, with increased production flexibility and enhanced efficiency to print what is needed when it’s needed.
“The corrugated industry is a very mature business with a lot of similarity among competition. To differentiate and grow our business, we began exploring digital technology solutions,” said Erin Jennings, vice present of operations, Kaweah Container. “The industry hasn’t experienced a major shift from traditional printing methods in the past 20 years, and we see the new HP PageWide Web Press T400S as a game-changer, as it offers a revolutionary way of running boxes that our customers haven’t seen before. We believe digital is the future of the packaging industry, and we are excited to be at the forefront of change.”
Since installing the press, the company has been able to capitalize on key benefits, including the ability to print process images on mottled white linerboard at litho quality and continue to meet strict industry food safety requirements. The HP PageWide Web Press T400S is a viable alternative for high-quality flexo and offset laminate label printing and enables Kaweah Container to print a range of corrugated products.