Karlville has opened a film validation center at its headquarters in Miami, Florida to support growth of HP Indigo Pack Ready Lamination.
Pack Ready Lamination for HP Indigo digital presses delivers high-quality laminates for immediate pouch converting, combined with easy and safe lamination technology said to open new market opportunities for digitally printed flexible packaging. Karlville manufactures the laminator as part of the Pack Ready Lamination ecosystem.
Karlville noted that the establishment of the Pack Ready Lamination Film Validation Center will drive expansion and development of flexible packaging options, applications and partners for the rapidly expanding HP Indigo digitally printed flexible packaging market.
Raul Matos, vice president of sales and marketing at Karlville, commented: ‘The validation center will serve as an ecosystem to allow film supplier and converters to validate films and perform end-to-end testing of the final product, including digital print on HP Indigo, lamination and pouchmaking, and bring faster solutions to the digital flexible packaging market.
‘The center will support and accelerate adoption and placements of the Pack Ready systems as well as compatible pouching systems.’
Allon Maoz, director of supplies, media and materials at HP Indigo, added: ‘The establishment of the Pack Ready Film validation center is an evolution of a long-term collaboration with HP Indigo, and demonstrates Karlville’s commitment to expand the Flexible packaging digital printing market led by HP Indigo.
‘Recognized and awarded the “InterTech” 2018 award for Innovation, the Pack Ready Lamination solution is being embraced by a creative and dynamic community of suppliers and customers poised for growth.’
On March 22, Karlville will host an open house for the Latin America region at its Miami center, showcasing solventless lamination and Pack Ready Lamination, as well as a new quick change pouch machine, KS-DSUP-400.