HP launches award winning feeder for corrugated print

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HP Inc says it is launching a new level of innovation for corrugated printing on its HP PageWide C500 Press, with an enhanced feeder, which it says will help accelerate growth in the digital corrugated market, through high productivity and lower costs.

Award winning: New HP Pagewide C500 feeder
Award winning: New HP Pagewide C500 feeder

The new HP PageWide C500 feeder is a robust production solution designed to improve converters operating profit and reduce waste. It supports a wider range of sheets, including thin and micro-flutes, while maintaining a smooth feeding process and fast job changeovers.

The enhanced sheet- feeding system, now rolling out at PageWide C500 customers, has received prestigious industry innovation awards, including a 2021 Pinnacle InterTech Award for technology innovation, and at SuperCorrExpo it won second place at the Innovator of the Year competition in the Machinery category.

The feeding enhancements include Stack Topography Alignment technology to automatically compensate for uneven or warped stacks, and Dynamic Stack Alignment technology to overcome vertically unaligned stacks.

There is also Smart Auto Recovery technology to identify and overcome feeding problems related to bad stacking or damaged sheets, avoiding operator’s manual intervention. In addition it will handle a wider range of applications with thin and micro flutes.

David Tomer, general manager, HP PageWide Corrugated, Post-Print, said, “HP has invested substantially in the feeder as part of its ongoing commitment to the corrugated market and will continue to develop this technology.”

According to HP. the PageWide C500, based on HP thermal inkjet technology, provides offset print quality for a wide range of corrugated packaging and display applications on both coated and uncoated sheets, delivering offset print quality, for low to high conversion volume of litho and flexo jobs. Designed for producing high-quality print in demanding production environments, the press prints at 75mpm in top print quality with 1200 npi resolution using one million nozzles.

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