Whitebird is Soaring to the Forefront of Innovation with an EFI Nozomi C18000 – Canada’s First Single-Pass, Ultra-high-speed Corrugated Inkjet Press
A new era for fast turnarounds on packaging designs
Whitebird will be able to produce premium shelf-ready packaging and corrugated displays in the exact quantities customers need with the
“Our customers know they can achieve greater sell-through with clever versioning strategies and interesting new designs, but excessive analog run-length requirements often restrict them to only using packaging that they already have in inventory,” said Whitebird Vice President
High-quality, ultra-high-speed, direct-to-board production
The 71-inch (1.8-meter) wide EFI Nozomi C18000 single-pass, LED inkjet, ultra-high-speed press delivers on the promise of digital production in an era where brands know the importance of using data-driven supply chain and design strategies to preserve capital and create new growth. Operating at speeds up to 246 linear feet (75 linear meters) per minute, the press can print up to 10,000 35x35-inch (890x890-mm) boards per hour two-up.
The single-pass, piezo grayscale inkjet writing system on the
The press is a premier technology for high-volume digital corrugated packaging production: It has received top industry honors such as a 2018 Printing Industries of America InterTech™ award and a 2018 SGIA Product of the Year award. And, leading corrugated manufacturers in
Additional features and benefits of the EFI Nozomi C18000 include:
- Compatibility with a broad range of boards, from F-flute to triple-wall board, and including traditional Kemi, mottled, bleach and kraft materials – with all of them printing at full press-rated speeds
- Assured sustainability with output certified for OCC recyclability and repulpability by the
Western Michigan UniversityRecycling, Paper and Coating Pilot Plant – a leading certification organization for corrugated recycling
- A 100% in-line image quality inspection system that actively manages and optimizes inkjet nozzle alignment and uniformity errors for superior imaging quality
- A high-productivity, permanent head architecture that eliminates the downtime associated with replacing consumable printheads.
“Whitebird’s executives have long seen the promise of what digital can achieve and we are excited to help them put that vision into action with Canada’s first ultra-high-speed, single-pass digital corrugated packaging press,” said José Luis Ramón Moreno, vice president and general manager, EFI Industrial Printing. “The significant advantages Whitebird’s clients will receive with the EFI Nozomi’s high-end LED inkjet technology will further improve the company’s already strong reputation as a customer-centric packaging manufacturer delivering exceptional service and fast turnaround.”
Whitebird’s new, single-pass digital corrugated press is part of a complete ecosystem for corrugated manufacturing available from EFI, with leading edge 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.
Whitebird is a leading distributor and manufacturer of corrugated solutions, packaging, sanitation and safety supplies. Our outstanding customer service team offers expertise and reliable assistance to make customers’ experience with Whitebird the best it can be. From the moment an order is received, it is processed and delivered with respect and proper attention. We take pride in our personal service and delivery of quality products at a competitive price. For more information about Whitebird, visit www.whitebird.ca or call (800) 263-2128.
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