Highcon has expanded its Euclid series of digital finishing presses with a new model, the Euclid IIIC, aimed at the corrugated market.
The Euclid machines offer cutting and creasing with the new IIIC able to handle corrugated and fluted substrates from 1 mm up to 3mm/ 40-120pt. The basic idea is that a digital finishing machine like the Euclid can be used as part of a web sales operation to ensure that only the packaging that’s actually needed is used, which cuts down on waste and unnecessary shipping costs. This is both good for the environment, and for the bottom line of the Euclid customers.
Aviv Ratzman, CEO and co-founder of Highcon, says that the company saw potential in the B1 and B2 corrugated market, adding: “Box Compression Tests that have been performed by comparing the digitally produced boxes with conventional ones have proven that boxes produced with the same substrate on the Euclid are stronger than those produced on conventional machines. This creates an opportunity to attain the same strength with reduced material usage and as a result, reduced costs. The potential of adding lamination and high quality print to the flutes also opens up a world of packaging that is both visually and structurally effective.”
Euclid IIIc can be used for short runs and for variable data etching for customization or personalization down to the level of serial numbers. Highcon claims that it can produce customized perforations with cleaner edges and easier opening.
It’s been trialled at LxBxH in Switzerland since the end of 2015. Silvano Gauch, president of LxBxH, explains: “We have been using the Highcon digital cutting and creasing technology to produce high quality short run packaging on demand for our customers. The ability to produce small to medium size batches just-in-time with low entry cost, allows our customers to order what they actually want.”
LxBxH will be hosting a demonstration event for Highcon on 16 April so if you’re interested in this device then it’s worth asking Highcon for an invitation.
Further details from Highcon.net