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ASG to install HP digital packaging presses at Toronto facility in Canada

Paperboard and rigid packaging company ASG (AGI-Shorewood Group) has signed on as an HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press launch customer and is set to install an HP Indigo 5500 Digital Press later in 2013.

Both the presses will be installed at the company’s Toronto facility in Canada. They will enable ASG to offer its customers proofing, as well as creative and product development services including package design, development, prototyping and market sampling.

The new presses, which are expected to strengthen ASG’s existing digital packaging services, will also help the company meet customer demand for new paperboard packaging.

ASG CEO Americas Mark Caines said, "Once the new HP Indigo Digital Presses are in place, our customers will experience immediate benefits with product packaging design and production."

The HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press is compatible with existing offset printing presses used for mainstream folding carton applications.

HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press, the sheet-fed press, can print on any paperboard and synthetic boards up to 29 inches by 21 inches in size and 24 points in thickness.

ASG will pair its HP Indigo 30000 with an inline coater provided by a carton coating systems and flexo printing lines manufacturer TRESU Group, for application of a protective aqueous or UV coating required for folding cartons.