“We researched all the single-pass technology available for large-format printing, and the EFI Nozomi press was the best in class by far for our applications,” said Malcolm McGowan, the company’s CEO. “The press checks all the boxes for point-of-sale applications and it allows us to quickly enter the packaging market as well.”
With much of its business centered on high-quality display graphics applications, the company has existing demand for corrugated display work, and many current and potential clients who would also use the company for corrugated packaging as a way to migrate away from litho lamination processes that are not economical for short- to medium-run work.
The new press, which will be McGowans Print’s first EFI inkjet product, “takes us to much longer runs and new markets that we cannot reach today with our existing digital printers,” McGowan said.
The 1.8-meter wide press can print up to 246 linear feet per minute, producing up to 77,758 square feet per hour. 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 include a 100% in-line image quality inspection system and production in up to seven colors including white (standard CMYK with optional orange, violet and white ink stations).