by Austin Johnson
December 09, 2014
Tap Packaging Solutions released a new time lapse video today that highlights the installation of their HP Indigo 30000 in a newly constructed Tech Center at their Cleveland-based manufacturing plant.
The time lapse video highlights the three week construction of the 3,000-square-foot Tech Center as well as the three week installation of the HP Indigo 30000, its in-line priming unit and in-line TRESU coating unit. Combined, these three major components of this press weigh more than 30,000 pounds and measure over 80 feet long. Today, Tap is in the final stages of ramp up, with full production scheduled for early 2015.
“The employee-owners at Tap worked extremely fast and efficiently to build out the new Tech Center in just under three weeks,” said J. Anthony Hyland, president and chief executive officer, Tap Packaging Solutions. “And it was quite an impressive feat, given that the room has all new lighting, plumbing, HVAC controls, humidity controls, walls, floors, windows, air lines, refrigeration lines and more.”
Tap is one of the first companies in the world to install the HP Indigo 30000, the first digital press designed specifically for folding cartons. With the purchase of this press, Tap will be able to provide personalization, innovation and new possibilities in folding carton design.
Of the Indigo 30000’s many unique features, notably the most beneficial to end users are its in-line primer, TRESU coater and 29 x 20 inch format. The in-line primer enables the press to print on nearly any off-the-shelf substrate, including plastic, metalized board, and recycled board – from 8 pt to 24 pt. The TRESU coater, also in-line, allows each sheet to be coated with a full flood or spot UV or Aqueous coating. And, at 29 inches wide, the widest of the Indigo presses, the Indigo 30000 can print nearly all folding carton applications.
Tap Packaging specializes in the design and manufacturing of folding cartons and rigid set-up boxes and currently serves the confection, cosmetic, fragrance and high-end retail markets, among others.
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