HP Indigo Details Largest Sale Ever

PALO ALTO, CA | HP Indigo reports that ePac Flexible Packaging, an all-digital flexible packaging converter, purchased ten additional HP Indigo 20000 digital presses to expand operations across the US through mid-2019. The new order quadruples production capacity for ePac and is the largest packaging deal for HP to date. 

The purchase is ePac’s second expansion with the high-capacity HP Indigo 20000 flexible packaging press since launching just 18 months ago with one HP Indigo unit. ePac currently uses three HP Indigo 20000 digital presses in Madison and Boulder, and the ten new units will be deployed coast-to-coast in new facilities opening in Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, and Miami.

“ePac helps simplify how brands of all sizes buy flexible packaging,” says Jack Knott, CEO, ePac Flexible Packaging. “Rapid turnaround time, low minimums, customization, graphics quality, and the ability to print to demand differentiate ePac from conventional flex pack converters. Printing is the core enabling technology we have built on, with the HP Indigo 20000 serving as the foundation of our manufacturing platform. [Our] collaboration with HP is fundamental to our growth strategy, as we look to adding sites in the months ahead.”

Reportedly, the HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press provides converters the freedom to produce nearly any flexible packaging application, in addition to labels, and shrink sleeves on film or paper—all with the proven quality to help meet strict brand requirements.

“HP Indigo digital printing technology means greater flexibility for brands and entrepreneurs and a more meaningful connection for their consumers,” says Santi Morera, global head of graphics solutions business, HP. “HP is thrilled to play an integral role in ePac’s rapid rise to success over the past two years—and with today’s purchase, it’s a relationship we support proudly in the months and years to come.”

HP says converters around the world have purchased more than 115 HP Indigo 20000 digital presses since their release in 2014. The 30-in. (76-cm) press is said to be able to print virtually any sized flexible packaging application with unlimited variation and support demand for growing SKUs, alongside benefits of reduced waste from minimal setup and production of only the quantities needed.

The HP Indigo 20000 is connected to HP PrintOS, allowing PSPs to monitor the press performance in real time anywhere and anytime, and thus continuously optimize operations. HP says powerful apps running on the cloud-based PrintOS platform offer advanced capabilities that simplify and automate the print operations. In addition, by connecting their brands directly to PrintOS, PSPs can efficiently produce large jobs’ volume and be part of a global print network.


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