Global Inkjet Innovation Center features single-pass inkjet innovation previews and MCORR print technology along with digital print and workflow solutions.
EFI hosted leaders and top technology personnel from several of the country’s most advanced corrugated packaging manufacturers for an invite-only VIP Corrugated Conference at the EFI Global Inkjet Innovation Center in Londonderry, N.H.
The event highlighted current and future innovations from EFI – including the company’s award-winning Nozomi single-pass inkjet corrugated printing platform. Attendees, including representatives from some of North America’s leading independent and integrated packaging companies, participated in discussions about the effective, real-world successes possible with digital printing and comprehensive, data-driven workflows that help packaging companies scale their operations to new heights at a time of growing demand.
During the event, attendees met with members of EFI’s senior leadership team and received an insider’s look at an EFI digital print and ink technology roadmap that builds on the successes converters worldwide achieved with Nozomi single-pass inkjet technology for corrugated printing.
The event showcased the breadth of an end-to-end EFI digital portfolio that included advanced service and support; customer acquisition solutions; leading-edge digital workflows; robust Fiery digital front end print servers; high-productivity digital printers; and Genuine EFI Inks, including white inks that help corrugated businesses win new, higher-value-added work.
Attendees saw live demos of the EFI Nozomi press and the new EFI MCORR 1300, a high-volume, six-colour, 126-inch-wide UV LED multi-pass inkjet printer for corrugated packaging and displays. Available in 2022, the MCORR 1300 features three-quarter automation, full-automation, or robotic board handling systems for streamlined, continuous productivity.
The VIP Corrugated Conference also features a live demo of the VUTEk h5, EFI’s next-generation, 126-inch wide, superwide-format UV LED hybrid roll/flatbed printer. A versatile, high-quality printer, the VUTEk h5 excels at high-speed production of up to 109 boards per hour.
VIP event attendees also got a behind-the-scenes look at EFI’s world-class R&D activities in corrugated, including the company’s next single-pass corrugated printer presented via live demo from EFI’s inkjet center of excellence in Almassora, Spain.
In addition to the event’s presentations from EFI experts, EFI partner Highcon hosted a discussion around its agile and sustainable digital cutting and creasing solutions for converters. Industry analyst Marco Boer, vice president of I.T. Strategies, provided insights and research on continued demand growth for digitally printed corrugated packaging.