TRESU Group and HP have reached an agreement whereby TRESU will supply an inline coating solution for the new HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press. The TRESU iCoat 30000 coater delivers offset-quality output using industry-standard UV or water-based varnish.

This agreement creates a complete solution of digital printing and quality inline coating for folding carton customers.

The deal between TRESU Group and HP reinforces the digital print process as a competitive solution for short-run folding carton packaging with higher shelf-appeal in smaller volumes, said Søren Maarssø, TRESU Group Coo. Converters will be able to complement the productivity and outstanding quality offered by HPs digital technology, with the ability to create a host of value-added coating solutions in a single production pass.

Understanding how critical coating is in the folding carton market, we needed to work with a company that has vast experience in the specific needs of the industry, said Alon Bar-Shany, vice president and general manager, Indigo Division, HP. TRESU Groups experience is second to none, making it a natural fit to bring to market an inline coating solution for the HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press.

The solution was demonstrated inline with the HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press for the first time during an HP Indigo customer VIP event in Israel on June 18. The TRESU iCoat 30000 coater is equipped with quick changeover mechanisms for sleeves and plates that reduce setup time, allowing a large number of different jobs per shift.

The complete solution will be publicly demonstrated in HPs booth at Labelexpo Europe in September. The first units of both the HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press and TRESU iCoat 30000 are expected to be installed at select launch customer sites by the end of 2013.