When the new single-pass solution is installed, Mid America Display will be the first company in the world to operate two Nozomi C18000 printers in a single production facility.
The new Nozomi C18000 printer operates at speeds up to 246 linear feet (75 linear meters) per minute – the equivalent of up to 10,000 35x35-inch (890x890-mm) boards per hour two-up.
The company will unveil its second ultra-high-speed single-pass corrugated printer during a Dec. 4 open house event.
Both of Mid America Display’s Nozomi C18000 printers have a six-color (CMYK, orange and violet) plus white configuration of Genuine EFI Inks for superior-quality, expanded-gamut imaging with matte, satin or glossy finishes. Additionally, the company’s new VUTEk printer is a 126-inch wide LED inkjet solution that prints eight colors plus white at speeds up to 22 boards per hour in production mode.
“We feel EFI has the leading technology in this space,” Patton said. “That’s why we chose to stay with EFI for a second printer. Not only will this second Nozomi help us maintain our prime position as a leading packaging and display provider, but it will also be a primary resource for new, fast-turnaround, shorter-run work coming in with a new e-commerce division business launching this month.”