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HP PageWide C500 Press moves towards commercial availability

Customer site installation of HP PageWide C500 Press has started at Israel-based Carmel-Frenkel, a company which specializes in providing cardboard packaging solutions for display and shelving.

Carmel-Frenkel will serve as the customer testing site for the HP PageWide C500 Press, which is indicated for direct digital corrugated printing.

HP HP PageWide Industrial Division general manager Eric Wiesner said that the technology is designed to address the broadest range of digitally post-printed corrugated packaging applications, including the food packaging

“Unlike some other digital printing alternatives, HP PageWide water-based Inks are 100% free of UV-reactive chemistries. Thus, these inks enable robust and trusted food-safe printing for both primary and secondary corrugated packaging.”

Designed to provide a cost-effective digital alternative for offset lamination and flexo production, the HP PageWide C500 press offers offset quality direct-to-board with mainstream productivity on both coated and uncoated papers.

The press’ special water-based ink formulation allows converters to print food applications to comply with global food safety regulations and industry guidelines.

HP plans to install the first commercial PageWide C500 press unit in 2018 at launch customers in Europe and the US.

The HP PageWide press features Innovative HP Virtual Belt technology for accurate corrugated board handling, delivering offset quality directly on the board as well as HP Corrugated Grip Technology to supports a wide range of media, including industrial grade corrugated boards.

It is capable of printing on 1.3(W)x2.5(L) sized boards maximum and has speed of 75 linear m/min (246 linear ft/min).

Caesarea is engaged in supplying packaging for brands, including in the food and beverage industry.