DS Smith boosts flexibility with EFI Nozomi investment
Friday, January 15, 2021
DS Smith Iberia has installed an EFI Nozomi C18000 Plus digital corrugated press at its Lisbon facility to enable it to further expand its customer offering with more designs and possibilities.
Installed in December, the six-colour single-pass LED UV inkjet printer will serve customers in both Portugal and Spain and “completes the wide range of current products that DS Smith Iberia offers”, according to DS Smith Iberia managing director Jorge Requejo.
“This solution will help our clients to promote their brand, personalise packaging and messaging, adapt to the seasonality of their demand, and gain in reaction capacity and impact specific promotions – with photographic printing quality and in batches adapted to what their end customer demands.
“We needed to have a more flexible and agile solution... The productivity of the Nozomi enables a reduction in time to market. With the press, we will enjoy the quality of printing that achieves a solution equivalent to offset printing technology without the need for litho lamination. In addition, variable printing is another inalienable competitive advantage to digital printing.”
DS Smith Iberia’s Nozomi C18000 Plus is 1.8m-wide and prints up to 75 linear metres per minute, producing up to 10,000 890x890mm boards per hour, two-up.
The company’s machine has a six-colour configuration (CMYK, orange and violet) and includes a new transport feed and patented vacuum table systems that eliminate warping while maximising printer productivity and uptime.
EFI building materials and packaging vice president and general manager Evandro Matteucci said: “We are excited to have DS Smith Iberia as one of our partners in paving our way to digital leadership in the corrugated market.
“Both DS Smith and EFI share the same customer-centric values and, together, we will ensure that our customers have the right solutions for success and growth.”