EFI have announced that Israel based Carmel Frenkel (a subsidiary of Hadera Paper) purchased one of its Nozomi C18000 single-pass, ultra-high-speed LED inkjet corrugated packaging presses.
Carmel Frenkel will be one of the first companies worldwide to have the complete EFI ecosystem for corrugated production with the Nozomi press, the EFI Fiery NZ-1000 digital front end (DFE), the EFI Corrugated Packaging Suite manufacturing execution system (MES) business and production management workflow and EFI Escada corrugator control software.
Carmel Frenkel chose the EFI Nozomi press – the first to be installed in the Middle East – after the company closely examined digital production systems on the market. It was a decision that reflects Carmel Frenkel’s firm stance on delivering the most effective and efficient digital high-end corrugated production solutions to its customers.
‘We are committed to staying on the leading edge of packaging technology,’ said Guy Frenkel, CEO of Carmel Frenkel. ‘That is the main reason why we went for the Nozomi press. We have invested considerable time and effort in evaluating the most-advanced digital corrugated technologies and, with this press, we know EFI is delivering an innovative technology that will be able to handle a variety of print jobs with faster throughput and high output quality.’
Scheduled for installation in the fourth quarter of this year, the Nozomi press, an award-winning, ultra-high-speed production system, provides high-quality output thanks to an innovative single-pass, piezo grayscale inkjet writing system that delivers accurate, high-fidelity colour, including consistent reproduction on solid areas. The press delivers fast operating speeds up to 75 linear metres (246 linear feet) per minute, or up to 10,000 89 x 89cm (35×35-inch) boards per hour, two-up.
With EFI’s digital printing technologies, Carmel Frenkel can reduce turnaround times for new projects from weeks or months to just days and produce smaller quantities or versions of jobs. The complete EFI ecosystem of corrugated production options and products offers the critical capabilities Carmel Frenkel can use to provide its customers faster response time and superior quality.