Smurfit Kappa adds more digital

In 2015, Smurfit Kappa chose Barberan’s Single Pass digital printer as one of its first steps into the investigation of the viability of sheet fed, single pass digital printing technology for corrugated. With the experience and reliable performance achieved during these years and the positive sales results, the multi-national has decided on Barberán once again. The second line will be supplied this year and will have a printing width of 1890 mm and print in six colours. The new printer will have an increased production capacity compared to the current Jetmaster 1260 and will reaches 50,000 sqm per shift.

“The Jetmaster 1890 will be equipped with six printing groups that will provide a wider gamut at a lower ink consumption, compared to the first machine,” explains Dennis van Ijzerloo, Export Sales Manager of Barberan. “This consumption reduction is in addition to the open ink market policy of the Jetmaster printers, with five approved ink suppliers (Atonal, KAO-Chimigraf, Toyo Ink Group, Sakata INX and Quimovil), to achieve an even more competitive product. The new machine incorporates the latest technological developments of Barberán and the ‘Jetmaster Cloud’ technology, to control all information and workflow from anywhere and at any time.”

He concludes, “Thanks to the close collaboration with their customers and continuous efforts, Smurfit Kappa is now the second company to confirm the purchase of a second Barberan Jetmaster. Earlier this year company Bennett Packaging from the US also ordered their second digital printer from Barberan, proof that digital is becoming an important print process in the corrugated industry.”

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