VISY Displays, a division of Visy Industries, one of the world's largest packaging and paper recycling companies, has installed a Scitex Vision CORjet industrial inkjet press at its facility in Melbourne.
The Scitex machine has allowed Visy Displays to expand into new markets while offering new services to existing clients.
Maintaining high environmental standards is something that is extremely important to Visy, according to Sybil Clyne, general manager of Visy Displays.
"Our aim is to supply our customers with environmentally sound, leading edge packaging and display solutions. Choosing the Scitex Vision CORjet to meet these needs was the natural choice.
“Trials on our 100 per cent recycled clay coated corrugated board proved the best fit to our existing business, and importantly, the machine uses water-based inks, which corresponds well with our high profile environmental policies,” Clyne said.
"The CORjet's ability to carry out cost effective short runs was a big draw for us, with its automatic feed system proving to be a real benefit".
"It is perfect for POP, packaging prototypes and print on demand solutions where time is of the essence. It has given us the edge in the area of new product development."
“The machine allows us to print targeted, personalised, promotional products for niche markets with the ability to make print changes quickly and economically."
The speed and the quality of the products that the press was able to produce had attracted Visy to the CORjet, and the potential to create new market opportunities, had quickly become apparent, she aid.
"We had previously steered away from fast turn-around, short run work," Clyne said. “But the CORjet has opened doors for us. Now, we are producing an increasing number of bright, colourful merchandisers for in-store promotions for well known national and international brands.
“W also produce 'header cards' and some single sheet signage. We manufacture corrugated board here at the plant and it's very satisfying, and efficient, to be able to make the board and print it at the same site," she said.
The CORjet is the first digital inkjet press developed for the corrugated market. It can print sheet sizes up to 160cm x 320cm at a rate of up to 150 square metres an hour delivering up to 29 full format sheets an hour in high quality 600dpi "two-pass mode."
The printing process is automatic from the high-capacity automatic loader that feeds the print unit, to the dryer and the automatic unloader. The CORjet has 3.8 litre ink reservoirs and so can be run with minimal supervision.
At the heart of the CORjet is the Aprion Technology including the piezo-electric print heads that can be arranged in multiple arrays and many configurations.
The result is a system that can deliver more than 25,000 drops per second from each of 512 nozzles on each printhead. This not only gives speed, but quality and a stability that ensures repeatability.