US-based sheet feeding company Corrugated Synergies International (CSI) has purchased Electronics For Imaging’s (EFI’s) EFI Nozomi Digital Press and ERP Workflow Ecosystem to improve its corrugated packaging operations.

CSI’s acquisition includes EFI Corrugated Packaging Suite manufacturing execution system (MES), a software designed for business ERP, as well as production management integrated with an EFI Fiery digital front end (DFE) and Nozomi C18000 ultra-high-speed single-pass LED inkjet press.

The Corrugated Packaging Suite facilitates plant-wide management and integration of digital production for a full, end-to-end business and production framework to handle the company’s digital, analogue flexo, single-face litho-lam and litho label operations.

EFI’s Fiery NZ-1000 high-performance DFE has been designed to enhance job processing and improve colour management capabilities.

“Using the Nozomi press, our customers will purchase precisely what they need when they need it.”

EFI sales and marketing worldwide senior vice-president Frank Mallozzi said: “CSI has set itself on the leading edge of corrugated packaging, and the company is now launching a breakthrough production model for sheet feeders.

“The Nozomi press and the complete ecosystem of EFI corrugated packaging technologies CSI is installing create a remarkable competitive advantage for CSI, the box manufacturers it serves, and consumer product companies that will benefit from high-end, quick-turnaround corrugated packaging.”

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Nozomi’s ultra-high-speed single-pass LED inkjet press system is claimed to redefine the role of digital print in the corrugated packaging space with throughput speeds up to 6,600 2.6ft x 3.3ft (800cm x 1,000cm) boards an hour.

The company noted that the system will be first installed at Washington-based company Renton, which produces corrugated sheets for box manufacturers.

The installation of the 71in-wide LED inkjet device will be completed later this year and will include a complete EFI ecosystem of corrugated production options and products, with six-colour plus white ink installed on the press and fully integrated top-feeding and bottom-feeding units.

CSI manufacturing and print vice-president Jeffery Dumbach said: “CSI has pioneered many things in our industry. With the existing processes, people carry an excess of inventory. But using the Nozomi press, our customers will purchase precisely what they need when they need it.”

With the installation of Nozomi, CSI intends to address the need for analogue-to-digital transformation in corrugated print supply chains.