Electronics For Imaging, Inc., reported that Istanbul-based Modern Ambalaj has installed an EFI Nozomi C18000 Plus single-pass inkjet corrugated packaging printer. Founded in 1997, Modern Ambalaj is Turkey’s largest producer of corrugated packaging, operating out of six factories making approximately 600,000 tonnes of corrugated packaging annually. Modern is continuing to grow, with the Nozomi installation in its Manisa factory helping to increase total production capacity to 800,000 tonnes in 2022. Additional investments at a Modern Ambalaj plant in Turkey’s Sakarya province will further increase the company’s overall annual production capacity to 900,000 tonnes in 2023.
The newly installed printer reflects Modern Ambalaj’s focus on remaining ahead of trends to help make its customers more successful. “The Turkish corrugated packaging industry needs fast and high-quality digital solutions to adopt new market demands,” said Modern Ambalaj general manager Kubilay Alkan of his new single-pass inkjet corrugated production workhorse.
A key enhancement to the Nozomi C18000 Plus is a transport that provides consistent throughput at higher speeds and with fewer interruptions, along with a patented vacuum table system that eliminates warping, making the printer even more productive and profitable. The 1.8-metre-wide printer also features an improved inspection system to help users monitor quality and quickly identify inkjet nozzle issues or other defects. Busy shops like Modern Ambalaj also appreciate the Nozomi C18000 Plus printer’s rush proof feature, which can generate and output a proof within 90 seconds while another job is running on the printer.
Operating at speeds up to 75 linear metres per minute – producing up to 10,000 890×890-mm boards per hour two-up – the printer also features advanced coater options, including a quick-change anilox coater for improved performance. In addition to its standard CMYK inkset, Modern Ambalaj’s printer features orange, violet and white ink options for an imaging gamut that can reach up to 97% of PANTONE Colors. Modern Ambalaj’s new printer also includes the latest version of the EFI Fiery NZ 1000, an advanced digital front end print server offering significant production advantages, including colour management and a Smart Ink Estimator feature that accurately analyses image data.
“The corrugated industry continues its progression toward digital print adoption, and we are excited to help continue that market transformation with Modern Ambalaj’s installation of the first EFI Nozomi printer in Turkey,” said Evandro Matteucci, vice president and general manager, Packaging and Building Materials, EFI. “The adoption of EFI direct-to-board inkjet printing by this outstanding and well-respected company demonstrates the value that adding high-quality digital printing to the corrugated production process can bring to even the most well-managed packaging businesses.”