US-based Corrugated Synergies International (CSI) has invested in Electronics For Imaging’s (EFI) full ecosystem of technologies, as part of its efforts to advance its corrugated packaging operations.
The company purchased full ecosystem of EFI technologies for corrugated packaging, including EFI corrugated packaging suite, manufacturing execution system (MES) software for business ERP and production management integrated with an EFI Fiery digital front end (DFE).
CSI’s purchase also includes Nozomi C18000 high-speed single-pass LED inkjet press.
The 71-inch wide LED inkjet press is said to offer speeds up to 6,600 2.6×3.3ft boards per hour. It includes six-color plus white ink and fully integrated top and bottom-feeding units.
CSI’s new press offers quality output with resolutions up to 360×720 dots per inch with four-level grayscale imaging.
The in-line inspection system on the press is connected to print optimization technologies, including inkjet nozzle, alignment and uniformity correction.
CSI, which is based in Renton of Washington, produces corrugated sheets for box manufacturers.
CSI manufacturing and print vice president Jeffery Dumbach said: “With the existing processes, people carry an excess of inventory. But using the Nozomi press, our customers will purchase precisely what they need when they need it.
“We completed a thorough analysis of operation and ink costs and saw that there is a pretty big economic advantage to using the Nozomi press
EFI worldwide sales and marketing senior vice president Frank Mallozzi said: “CSI has set itself on the leading edge of corrugated packaging, and the company is now launching a breakthrough production model for sheet feeders.”