The new HP Indigo was acquired to enable Mepco to expand its services into digital flexible packaging, with the 30-inch format capturing a vast array of applications such as stand-up pouches, zipper pouches and flexible packaging, allowing the company to expand into a growing marketplace of 360° design.
The installation was completed recently and is already producing large volumes of emergency orders, in wake of the COVID-19 health crisis.
“We are doing all that we can to help produce essential products for our customers in order to help in any way we can,” said Jennifer Tracy, president of Mepco Labels, which has two sites: Lodi, CA and Horn Lake, MS.
The converter is primarily focused on producing pressure-sensitive labels, shrink sleeves and flexible packaging.
“Our digital presses have taken our production to the next level, allowing for us to produce beautiful quality products at exceptional fast turnarounds,” said Tracy. “The press will enable our company to offer small and medium brands flexible packaging products at an economical price to test out the market and get on the shelves fast. In addition, the press will improve our company’s economics by cutting out set up and setting us apart from our competitors.”