DS Smith installs first EFI Nozomi 14000 AQ water based inkjet press in Spain

DS Smith has expanded its high-end digital printing services with the installation of the first ever EFI Nozomi 14000 AQ single-pass water-based digital inkjet printer.

The Nozomi 14000 AQ single-pass water-based digital inkjet printer is in operation at the DS Smith facility in Torrelavit, Spain and it is set up to print directly on to corrugated board using specific ink quantities for each production. The 1.4m-wide printer provides DS Smith customers with significant advantages in terms of reducing both lead times and waste in comparison to analog production methods.

In addition, DS Smith customers can benefit from increased flexibility when using the Nozomi 14000 digital printing processes for their corrugated packaging solutions, and the newly installed machinery allows them to create multiple design versions and variations in a single production run, without compromising on the quality of their final sustainable packaging products.

Albert Forcadell, Operations Director Packaging, South Europe, DS Smith, said, “At DS Smith, we are driving greater sustainability and efficiency in packaging by implementing the most advanced high-speed digital printing technologies in our plants. This new technology not only ensures low energy consumption and maximum production efficiency, but also allows us to deliver high print quality with state-of-the-art printheads and maximum accuracy. By meeting the highest sustainability standards, this innovation reinforces our commitment to ‘Redefining Packaging for a Changing World’ and allows us to be more competitive, better meet our customers’ demands and access new specific market segments. These achievements would not have been possible without our partner Electronics for Imaging, to whom we are deeply grateful.”

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