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EFI announced that McGowans Print is taking an EFI Nozomi C18000 single-pass LED inkjet corrugated board press for one of their factories.

It’s the second printer of its type to be installed worldwide, and according to McGowans CEO Malcolm McGowan, “it checks all the boxes for point-of-sale applications and it allows us to quickly enter the packaging market as well.”

With much of its business centred on high-quality display graphics applications, McGowans already has a demand for corrugated display work, and current and potential clients who it believes will also use the company for corrugated packaging as a way to migrate away from litho lamination processes that are not economical for short- to medium-run work.

The Nozomi “takes us to much longer runs and new markets that we cannot reach today with our existing digital printers,” said McGowan.

The 1.8m-wide press can print up to 75 linear metres per minute, producing up to 7,224m2/hr. It can print on materials from 14-point card stock to triple-wall board.

The new EFI Fiery digital front end (DFE) McGowans is installing with the printer will provide a scalable, ultra-high-volume workflow for high-quality, ultra-high-speed inkjet versioned, multi-SKU or personalised production applications.