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Innovative box supplier, Pakko, has invested in a Hanway HighJet 2500 digital inkjet printer, supplied by Kissel + Wolf, with the company entering new markets following the installation.

The new printer aligns with Pakko’s no minimum order requirements, and the company's swift production turnaround of just ten working days. Pakko now plans to implement a streamlined production delivery process targeting eight working days for custom job orders – from sourcing materials, to sampling, to making the cutting forme, to printing, die-cutting, stripping, gluing, packing and despatching.

New markets: Nina Nguyen (centre) with colleagues, and Jamie Weller from Kissel + Wolf, (2nd left), and the new Hanway HighJet 2500 at Pakko
New markets: Nina Nguyen (centre) with colleagues, and Jamie Weller from Kissel + Wolf, (2nd left), and the new Hanway HighJet 2500 at Pakko

Nina Nguyen, owner of the multi-award winning Brisbane-based Pakko, said, “The printer has successfully fulfilled its intended functions since its commissioning, and new market segments have opened up for Pakko.

“The Hanway has delivered flexibility to update artwork designs, to meet seasonal demands efficiently, and accelerated delivery times for custom printed jobs, compared to traditional flexo printing methods. The printer allows Pakko to cater to the needs of businesses, and provide premium, high-quality printing within a short timeframe.”

The Hanway HighJet can print at 800 sqm an hour, 450sqm an hour in production mode or or 270sqm an hour in high quality mode. It will print on coated, white or kraft stocks, and other media, with a maximum width of 2500mm and on thicknesses between 1.5mm and 15mm, using infra-red drying.

The HighJet uses Kyocera printheads with a 600dpi resolution in a single pass in six-colours, with CMYK and either light cyan and light magenta, or orange and green. Inks are water-based and safe for food and medical products.

Nguyen toured the Hanway factory, and said she has gained new perspectives on the cultural attitudes that drive technological adoption in the region, and had the opportunity to review how local manufacturers have streamlined their processes and procedures.

“Having now seen where the printer was manufactured gives me even greater confidence in the Pakko vision, and I know that this investment marks the start of our global transformation journey, as we stride toward increasing productivity and efficiency,” she said.

“Through my tour, I also noted the rapid pace and innovation-focused mindset prevalent in Southeast Asia, and observed that Australia lags behind Asia in terms of technological advancement and pace.”

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