Kalas installs UK’s first Indigo 30000

Kalas Packaging, based in Boston, Lincolnshire, has installed the UK’s first Indigo 30000, though it won’t be fully operational until early next year when it’s moved into a new extension.

The Indigo 30000 is a B2-size digital folding carton press, developed alongside the B2 Indigo 10000 and first announced back in 2012.

Kalas Packaging mainly prints plastic horticultural care cards. Matthew Evans, sales director for Kalas Packaging, explained: “The HP Indigo 30000 will allow us to move into other niche commercial packaging markets and print on a vast array of synthetic and specialist board substrates requiring only small make readies.”

The Indigo 30000 has a maximum sheet size of 75 x 53cm and can reach speeds of up to 4600 full colour sheets per hour in Enhanced Productivity Mode . The press is supplied with an inline priming system and is able to print on substrates from 250 to 600 microns. John Harrison, account manager for HP Indigo says that HP has formed a close relationship with Kalas Packaging, adding: “The HP Indigo 30000’s ability to print on a huge range of carton board, metallised and synthetic substrates, including PVC, polypropylene and PET, will open up a range of opportunities for their company.”






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