Swiss Pack installs the first HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press in Canada

Graphic Arts Magazine

Swiss Pack Canada (Burlington, Ontario) has installed the first HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press in Canada to address customer demands for a local, Canadian print service provider offering short-run flexible packaging and digital label printing. With the new press, Swiss Pack Canada will be able to help Canadian small businesses enter the customized flexible packaging market with cost-effective, high quality packaging with a low minimum order quantity. The recent investment expands the printer’s short-run flexible packaging business to produce dozens of different jobs per day – while addressing the evolving needs of its customers with quicker speed to market. The press’ 740 x 1100 millimetre image format covers a wide range of flexible packaging jobs while bringing high productivity and efficiency to a variety of applications.

“Our investment in the HP Indigo 20000 enables us to help companies, especially those in the food packaging industry, make the transition into short-run digital printing,” said Philippe St-Cyr, General Manager at Swiss Pack Canada. “We pride ourselves in being a local Canadian print service provider that produces high quality products with sustainable substrates – while providing customer service excellence, and helping these companies take their first step into custom printed packaging.”

Swiss Pack Canada is a leading producer and innovator of high quality flexible packaging, custom printing, digital package design and co-packing services. The company stocks packaging products for a wide range of industries including food, pet food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, agriculture, pesticides, fertilizers, hygiene and detergents. Swiss Pack Canada specializes in stand-up pouches, coffee bags, custom-printed pouches and three-side seal pouches, including flat and pillow pouches.

The HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press is a mid-web solution with a speed and imposition capability that make it highly productive and cost-effective for digital labels and flexible packaging. Its 29-inch image width captures the vast majority of flexible packaging, pressure-sensitive label, shrink sleeve, wrap-around label, and in-mold labeling (IML) applications. It can print on substrates from 0.4 point to 10 point and produce up to 135 linear feet per minute in full colour. Converters can meet strict brand colour needs using seven ink stations and a colour gamut that reaches up to 97% of Pantone colors. HP Indigo’s ElectroInk Premium White ink offers high-opacity white for heavy usage in a one-pass process.

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