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At the recent Electronics For Imaging Connect users' conference, Corrugated Synergies International (CSI) became the first company to purchase the full ecosystem of EFI technologies for corrugated packaging.
The new system features EFI Corrugated Packaging Suite manufacturing execution system software for business ERP and production management integrated with an EFI Fiery digital front end and the Nozomi C18000 single-pass LED inkjet press.
The Renton, Washington-based company, which manufactures corrugated sheets for box manufacturers, will be the first dedicated sheet feeder to install the Nozomi press, which is capable of throughput speeds up to 6600 800 x 1000cm boards per hour.
Vice president of manufacturing and print, Jeffery Dumbach, noted that the Nozomi installation means CSI can address the need for analogue-to-digital transformation in corrugated print supply chains. 'With the existing processes, people carry an excess of inventory. But using the Nozomi press, our customers will purchase precisely what they need when they need it,' he said.
'We are excited to have the first 'all-in' move to digital in corrugated with both the new press and the full production workflow from EFI for corrugated packaging,' said Mr Dumbach. 'The Corrugated Packaging Suite is fluent in everything we do as a company, so it can change how we manage production as our product mix shifts from analogue to digital.'