Excel Displays & Packaging, an Aurora, IL-based designer and producer of award-winning displays, signage and packaging, is expanding its retail printing capabilities with the HP Scitex 15500 Corrugated press. With this installation, Excel expects to achieve ultra-efficient, high-quality production of corrugated applications, such as point-of-purchase (POP) displays and short-run packaging. Introduced at the 2015 ISA Sign Expo, the HP Scitex 15500 Corrugated Press helps converters digitally print high-value corrugated applications. The press offers automated stack-to-stack, hands-free operation, the HP Scitex Corrugated Grip that prints on warped boards and HP HDR230 Scitex Inks for paper board applications, driving down costs and improving the digital break-even point. With the new press, Excel is poised to grow its business with the flexibility of digital and an optimized production floor.
Xerox Iridesse® has won a top prize at the 2019 European Digital Press Association Awards, taking home the EDP Cut Sheet Printer Award for Innovation in Digital Production.The Iridesse is the only digital press that can print up to six colors in a single pass with precision and the ability to embellish with decorative metallic, clear and white inks. This provides more design opportunities for digital printers while making it easier for small-sized businesses to embrace special finishes on limited print runs.
Selected for achieving a trifecta of industry achievement—cost, efficiency and quality—EDP honored the Xerox Iridesse during Europe’s largest specialty print exhibition, FESPA Global Print Expo, on Wednesday, May 15 in Munich.
“As a creative branding agency our biggest asset is our ideas,” said Ben Glazier of creative agency Glazier Design. “The Xerox Iridesse gives us many opportunities to take new and fresh ideas out to fashion companies, retailers and other industries, who love that impact they can give to their clients, helping them to stand out and make their product better. It offers fantastically quick turnaround time, which enables us to do swift and efficient work, thereby saving client cost and time.”
IPW1 in London was one of the first clients to test the Iridesse, and the successful trial has been followed by installations across Europe including leading UK commercial printers Hickling & Squires and Hobs Repro, Italy’s Furlan Grafica, Spain’s Adaequo and ByPrint Madrid, Switzerland’s ILG Druck and Benelux’s Printsalon.
“The Iridesse is Xerox innovation at full throttle,” said Tracey Koziol, senior vice president of Global Offerings for Xerox. “The Iridesse gives designers and digital printers the ability to diversify their offerings and grow their business with more features, better quality and greater flexibility at lower costs.”