Alliance Packaging is installing the digital production press at its Seattle headquarters facility.
“We are excited about this press because it is the only digital press available today that allows us to double-down on our strategy of short lead times mixed with high-end graphics,” said Alliance Packaging President Scott Younger. “We chose EFI because of their incredible customer service, the quality of the Nozomi, and the press’s ability to produce high-end work at an economical price point.”
Unprecedented efficiency for direct-to-board digital printing
Shipped in March with installation scheduled for completion in May, Alliance Packaging’s new 71-inch (1.8-meter) wide press boasts speeds of up to 246 linear feet (75 linear meters) per minute, the Nozomi C18000 can print up to 10,000 35x35-inch (890x890-mm) boards per hour two-up. Alliance Packaging’s press will include a six-color configuration of Genuine EFI Inks (CMYK, orange and violet) for imaging with matte, satin or glossy finishes.
Alliance Packaging currently does high volumes of analog, litho-lamination production on boxes and corrugated displays.
Additional features and benefits of Alliance Packaging’s digital press include:
- A 100% in-line image quality inspection system that actively manages and optimizes inkjet nozzle alignment and uniformity errors for the highest possible imaging quality;
- A high-productivity, permanent head architecture that eliminates the downtime associated with replacing consumable printheads;
- Compatibility with the broad range of boards Alliance Packaging produces, from N-flute to double-wall board, and including traditional Kemi, mottled, bleach and kraft materials – with all of them printing full press-rated speeds.