The addition of the press, to be installed next month in LIC’s plant in Northern Italy, follows a recent installation of the HP Scitex 15500.
“LIC is bringing the ground-breaking HP PageWide C500 press to Italy to offer our customers new possibilities including brand marketing campaigns,” said Piero Bertoldo, director at LIC Packaging. “Thanks to its water-based inks, the HP PageWide C500 will enable LIC Packaging to digitally print food-safe packaging as well.”
The HP PageWide C500 delivers offset quality direct-to-board for a broad range of applications from basic to premium boxes.
The PageWide C500 employs HP’s Thermal Inkjet technology, with 1200 dpi resolution and 1 million nozzles. The press prints 75 linear m/min (246 linear ft./min).
Additionally, the HP PageWide C500 water-based inks enable printing on both primary and secondary food packaging without the need for an additional barrier. This enables box plants and sheet plants to comply with even the most stringent global food safety regulations, including Nestle guidance and Swiss Ordinance.
“The HP PageWide C500 Press is set to revolutionize corrugated printing with new levels of digital flexibility,” said Eric Wiesner, GM, PageWide Industrial division, HP Inc. “LIC’s customers in the southern Europe will benefit from the marketing possibilities that high-quality HP digital post-print allows.”