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  • 12 May 2020

b2Pack invests in Miyakoshi inkjet press

b2Pack invests in Miyakoshi inkjet press to further expand its digital capabilities

Spanish converter b2Pack installs Miyakoshi MJP13LXV to further expand the use of digital technology and enable handling smaller and more specialized print runs.

With a history of over 75 years, b2Pack manufactures packaging and labels for some of the most demanding customer profiles, including cosmetics, gourmet foods, and wines and spirits.

‘We have made a substantial commitment to digital printing in term of response times, variability in models, and special finishes. That's where we’ve been focusing our investment over the past five years,’ said Alberto Sanz, CEO of b2Pack. ‘Nevertheless, and in spite of our excellent reputation and market position, we are not a large label manufacturer. At the production level, our staff numbers less than 30 people, of whom almost 20% are already working in digital, all of which confirms our plans to be active in the use of that technology.’

‘Although we did have to reinforce our digital capabilities because there were still some production runs that we could not handle with our existing digital equipment which, from now on, will be covered with high-quality inkjet printing. Our bet is to embrace the future by covering the whole spectrum,’ explained Sanz.

According to Sanz, the deciding factor was Miyakoshi machine’s incorporated nitrogen purging system that eliminates the smell of ink. ‘The machine's nitrogen purge and low odor is critical. And that is something we wish to transmit to our customers. We would like to convey above all two key objectives that digital inkjet equipment allows to simultaneously accomplish: top-tier quality in digital printing with minimal odor,’ commented Sanz.

‘In addition, our inkjet press also features a UV-LED drying system. The elimination of ozone and mercury, as well as the lack of thermal radiation that characterizes this curing technology allows us to work with a wide range of synthetic materials, including a noticeable saving of energy saving without forgoing on-demand production with no wait times. All this perfectly complements its very high print quality, working at 1200 x 1200 resolution, coupled with great ease-of-use and simplicity of operation,’ added David López, head of Miyakoshi Europe.

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