EFI Nozomi C18000 Productivity and Quality Inspires Start-Up Company Precision Digital Printing
“I have been in the corrugated business for 25 years and have been around converting equipment my entire life,” stated
In the Precision Digital model, customers supply raw materials, and then Precision Digital prints the provided sheets and sends them back to customers, who then convert them to the finished product. “This service allows corrugated box companies to outsource to us without tying up capital in the investment themselves,” according to
Growth plans to meet an expanding need for digital print
The Bests started Precision Digital Printing last September, with the family spending several months constructing a 100,000 square foot facility designed to house both the new
“The building is constructed in a mirror-image fashion,”
“We are just getting production up and running now but will have 20 to 25 employees once we get ramped up,” he added. “We hope to run a second shift within eight months and be in a position to add the second
Award-winning quality in high-volume board production
Printing at speeds up to 246 linear feet (75 linear meters) per minute, the 71-inch (1.8-meter) wide EFI Nozomi C18000 can produce up to 10,000 35x35-inch (890x890-mm) boards per hour two-up. Users can print at rated press speeds on an extensive range of board thicknesses, from N-flute to double-wall, including foam core, reboard, Coroplast, and traditional Kemi, mottled, bleach, and kraft materials.
The press also provides a sustainability advantage as the only ultra-high-speed, single-pass corrugated inkjet production device to have its output certified for OCC recyclability and repulpability by the
Precision Digital’s press has six colors (CMYK, orange and violet) and features a precision, single-pass, piezo inkjet writing system providing high-fidelity, accurate color reproduction with consistent, excellent reproduction on solid areas. The press’s outstanding output quality earned it a 2018 SGIA Product of the Year Award, one of several top industry honors the
The ultra-fast EFI Fiery® NZ-1000 digital front end (DFE) system used to drive the press provides superior job management – including the ability to produce versioned and variable print runs at engine-rated speed – while delivering exceptional color quality.
‘Blown away with the capabilities and the quality’
As Precision Digital has made its capabilities known to potential partners in the corrugated converting business, the company has been flooded with quote requests and has hosted a number of factory tours in the past several weeks. “Everyone that has come in has been absolutely blown away with the capabilities and quality,”
Precision Digital’s executives anticipate that, over time, their digital production operation will drive greater client efficiency with the ability to transfer analog litho-laminated packaging to direct-to-board printing. Precision Digital also anticipates creating similar opportunities for high-end corrugated displays.
Presently, the company is also working to educate designers to help them understand what the
Precision Digital’s third co-founder,
“We saw the first
The EFI Nozomi press is part of a complete ecosystem for corrugated manufacturing available from EFI, with leading-edge Genuine EFI Inks, Fiery DFE technology, and a complete EFI Corrugated Packaging Suite business and production management workflow. For more information about advanced digital corrugated packaging production with EFI technologies, visit www.efi.com.
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