Nosco, Inc., a full-service supplier of printed packaging, plans to expand its operations by doubling production capabilities for digital printed cartons.
The company just announced, in conjunction with HP Indigo, the acquisition of a second HP Indigo 30000 Digital
Press for folding carton production, making Nosco the first in the world to achieve this milestone.
The new press will be installed and begin operation Aug. 1, 2016 in Nosco’s Digital On Demand Solutions Center in Bristol, PA.
Nosco has been involved in digital printing for the past 10 years. This is due in part to its cutting-edge equipment. Nosco was the first print operation in North America to offer clients packaging designs created by the HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press. It will now be the only company in the world to run operations with two of these devices. These two machines join a fleet of six other Digital Label machines.
The HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press helps Nosco provide clients high-level quality, color consistency, reduced lead-times, serialization and personalization. The machine is equipped with a UV/Aqueous Coater
and Vision Inspection for Static and Variable Copy.
While Nosco has served the healthcare packaging market for many years with conventional printing technologies, the company credits the equipment with attracting new customers in healthcare and other markets.
This increased demand from new customers and new markets encouraged the company’s new digital printing investment. Russ Haraf, Nosco President, says “This investment will shorten lead times, while expanding capacity to offer customized, short- to medium-run order quantities and will support the growing need for serialized and personalized packaging. Our long-term partnership with HP has been critical to our ability to bring digital print innovation to the marketplace.”
In addition to a second HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press, Nosco will also be adding die-cutting and folder/gluer equipment to support a full carton production line. This production expansion supports a growing client base and the need to provide one-to-one digital carton solutions.