EFI highlighted its complete portfolio of advanced corrugated packaging production technologies at All4Pack in Paris, including the launch of new print modes for the Nozomi C18000 – the ultra high speed, single pass inkjet corrugated board press that is helping many packaging companies thrive with high graphic, direct to board digital printing.
‘EFI’s new print modes for Nozomi and our new white ink further strengthen our overall portfolio for efficient corrugated production with world class digital print engine and packaging workflow solutions,’ said José Luis Ramón Moreno, vice president and general manager, EFI Industrial Printing.
The Nozomi also comes with a new white ink feature. While the press prints in up to six colours (CMYK, orange and violet), it now includes a white ink option that significantly increases users’ capabilities.
With the white ink, packaging converters can create impressive photographic images and vivid colours directly on brown kraft board liner. The high end, powerful EFI Fiery NZ 1000 digital front end (DFE) driving the Nozomi press simplifies the process of creating spot or flood white layers for print jobs.
In addition, the press now offers three new modes to optimise printing capabilities and ink consumption:
‘Photo’ mode allows matching of up to 97% of Pantone colours in six colours with no ink consumption limit – an ideal feature for printing corrugated display materials where saturation and vivid colours are key.
‘Pop’ mode reduces the colour gamut slightly, without a significant difference in the final appearance, and is ideal for photographic printing where ink saving is an important criterion.
‘Eco’ mode works with a restricted colour range and the lowest possible ink consumption. It is intended for printing packaging where lower cost is a critical factor. Even when using uncoated boards and simple graphics, it is possible to achieve significant ink savings with excellent print results.