The BoxMaker, a US leader in digitally produced packaging, announced it has purchased a second HP PageWide C500 Press to add capacity for its growing corrugated business, as the converter launches a nationwide expansion.
The multi-million-dollar investment makes The BoxMaker the first converter in the world to operate two HP C500 presses for flexible, on-demand direct-to-board production of corrugated boxes with offset quality print using true water-based inks.
“The HP C500 has proven valuable to both our business and our brands, playing a key role in doubling our business volume for digitally produced packaging and display. Digital print technology enables our client brands greater flexibility for quick turnaround times, high-impact designs for multiple SKUs, and the ability to engage consumers with marketing promotions directly integrated into their packaging”, said Richard Brown, President and Co-Owner of The BoxMaker. “The HP C500 is proven technology that will serve as the print platform to drive our growth strategy as we continue on our journey with HP to transform the market to digital.”
The new press will be installed near Springdale, Arkansas where The BoxMaker is acquiring Tango Press, an all-digital production plant for corrugated packaging and displays.
The BoxMaker offers clients easy ordering through its web-to-print packaging platform, fantastapack.com, which enables businesses to easily design and order high-graphic custom packaging online from a set library of box and display styles.
The HP PageWide C500 Press enables The BoxMaker to digitally print corrugated orders of any size in offset quality with sharp text and barcodes, smooth tone transitions and vivid colors. The press prints with HP true water-based inks, which allow for the production of boxes with no need for added internal packaging or an extra layer of material separating the corrugated packaging from the product for the food and agriculture industry.
“The BoxMaker continues to lead innovation in packaging with successive investments in HP digital corrugated printing. Choosing a second HP PageWide C500 press is a vote of confidence and a significant step ahead that will enable The BoxMaker to transform the corrugated market with productive, on-demand printing and capture business in this growing market”, said David Tomer, General Manager, Post-print corrugated, HP PageWide Industrial.
The BoxMaker, an early adopter of HP digital print technology, also operates an HP Scitex 17000 corrugated press and two HP Indigo web presses for labels and folding cartons.
The HP PageWide C500 Press is a digital post-print solution that enables corrugated converters to reduce the cost of manufacturing boxes in scaled volume production. It provides offset print quality for a wide range of corrugated packaging applications on both coated and uncoated paper, with water-based inks, for low to high number of sheets. The C500 press brings benefits of digital printing, with no limitation of Minimum-Order-Quantity (MOQ), flexibility, accelerated time to market, and reduction of waste and inventory with no need to compromise on print quality.