ePac Flexible Packaging, an all-digital flexible packaging converter, has acquired ten additional HP Indigo 20000 digital presses in order to expand operations across the US through mid-2019.
The purchase claims to have increased the country’s production capacity by four times and is believed to be the largest packaging deal for HP to date.
ePac currently uses three HP Indigo 20000 digital presses in Madison and Boulder.
The new units are slated to be deployed coast-to-coast in new facilities opening in Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago and Miami.
ePac Flexible Packaging CEO Jack Knott said: “ePac helps simplify how brands of all sizes buy flexible packaging. Rapid turnaround time, low minimums, customisation, graphics quality and the ability to print-to-demand differentiate ePac from conventional flex-pack converters.
“Printing is the core enabling technology we have built ePac on, with the HP Indigo 20000 serving as the foundation of our manufacturing platform. ePac’s collaboration with HP is fundamental to our growth strategy, as we look to adding ePac sites in the months ahead.”
The HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press enables the flexible packaging converters to generate almost any flexible packaging application, along with labels and shrink sleeves on film or paper.
The equipment is connected to HP PrintOS, allowing PSPs to monitor the press performance in real-time in order to continuously optimise operations.