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drupa 2016: Thank You from Hall 17


HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press on the map in Africa


Digital Packaging Innovations of Kenya has put the HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press on the map in Africa. The sale was made by HP partner Elite Digital Solutions Ltd.

“It has been a long journey for us to pick the right partner, but to be disruptive in the market with the best digital technology, there is only one choice and that is HP Indigo. Thank you everyone at HP for supporting us to get to the finish line and bringing Africa to the next level on the digital printing front,” said Kunal Chandaria.


HP PageWide C500 Press: A groundbreaking single pass industrial post-print corrugated solution

HP unveiled at drupa 2016 the single pass HP PageWide C500 Press for the corrugated industry, a flexible, robust and cost-effective industrial post-print solution that delivers high-impact, offset-quality graphics direct-to-board.


During the show HP announced a strategic collaboration agreement with Smurfit Kappa Group, a world leader in paper-based packaging solutions with over 100 converting plants in Europe, to further develop the press.


A disruptive innovation, the press leverages 30 years of HP Thermal Inkjet innovation and powered by proven HP PageWide Printing Technology, enabling customers to affordably adopt digital technology and reinvent a segment ripe with opportunity, with very low percentage of corrugated converters using digital

The press also features the proven HP Scitex Corrugated Grip, helping customers expand media versatility and enhance production flexibility with the ability to handle a wide range of media from the lightest micro-flute to the heaviest double wall board. Additionally, new water-based HP inks are designed for printing on the non-contact surface of paperboard packaging, enabling customers to achieve food-compliant packaging required to support packaging campaigns for leading food brands.

“After a thorough analysis, we determined the HP PageWide C500 Press is the most compelling digital end-to-end solution for corrugated post-print, and HP is the right vendor with the right commitment to innovation in this space to help us reinforce our leadership. This partnership will help us continue innovating and grow together,” said Roberto Villaquiran, CEO, Smurfit Kappa Europe.


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