With Two Additional Nozomi Single-Pass Presses

Hinojosa of Spain has incorporated two new EFI Nozomi C18000 presses from Electronics for Imaging, Inc. (EFI) into its production chain. The presses give them the ability to accelerate their commitment to digital printing within the packaging sector. The new presses will also give Hinojosa one of the highest digital print capacities in market, strengthening the company’s international offerings as part of Blue Box Partners, a pan-European alliance of leading corrugated packaging providers.

Fully equipped with EFI’s new white ink feature, the Nozomi presses are currently being installed in two of Hinojosa’s plants. This next-generation digital printing equipment is joining that which the group already has. In this way, they will gain efficiency when it comes to offering this technology to all its customers on the Iberian Peninsula and proposing packaging solutions that allow them to compete in a market that is increasingly sensitive to consumer trends.

Hinojosa can produce up to 10,000 89x89-centimetre (35x35-inch) boards per hour on each of its 1.8-metre (71-inch) wide presses, thanks to double line printing capabilities. Like its first press, the new Nozomi presses being installed will have six colours (CMYK plus orange and violet), plus white ink, for superior-quality imaging that rivals offset litho-lamination and HQ flexo processes. The white ink increases their capabilities to create photographic images and vivid colours directly on brown kraft liner. The presses’ Genuine EFI Inks provide high-gloss, accurate, high-fidelity colour with excellent reproduction on solid areas using variable-drop, grayscale piezo printheads.

Hinojosa’s presses are part of a complete ecosystem for corrugated production available from EFI. An EFI Fiery® NZ-1000 digital front end (DFE) used to drive the presses provides blazing performance, outstanding colour accuracy, efficient job management and the ability to produce versioned or variable work at full speed.

“The EFI Nozomi C18000 has proven to be a game changer for corrugated packaging companies like Hinojosa in terms of developing profitable new market applications,” said José Luis Ramón Moreno, Vice President and general manager, EFI Industrial Printing. “With the additional presses and the complete EFI ecosystem being installed around this digital platform, Hinojosa is further extending its market lead as one of Europe's most advanced and most progressive packaging companies.”