Digital Printing Technology- A perfect facelift for Corrugated Boxes
Corrugated boxes are one of the most sought after packaging by the e-commerce industry. Due to a recent surge in e-commerce activity, demand of corrugated boxes has significantly increased. Moreover, corrugated boxes are safe, recyclable and can be made attractive as well as customised by using digital printing technology in an efficient way.
There are several factors making digital printing superior compared to other ways of printing.
• Digital printing is used in corrugated plants to produce samples, prototypes and other one-off or small-batch jobs due to its relatively cheap cost to produce short-runs compared to flexo. However, use of digital technology is increasing due to high resolution graphics, smaller order sizes, short lead times, fast turnarounds, customisation and personalisation.
• With the use of digital printer, there are no registration issues and minimal dot gain, making it a better option for cutting down on waste and producing images with high graphic resolution – especially with gradients and very detailed print that is required for images.
• Digital presses are agile and a smarter choice for small print lots. The image is transferred directly onto a substrate, with no print cylinders, die-cut tooling, plates, ink tanks, anilox rolls, doctor blades or complex set up processes.
• Moreover, with digital printing, brands can customise graphics for multiple adaptations of the same package based on the audience, season, geography, event, market or any segmentation. The full range of CMYK colours are readily accessible for quick changes.
Furthermore, it is easier to produce variable data on digital press such as customer names, product expiration dates or any varying data used to personalise packages.
The corrugated industry is adopting digital printing technology to boost their sales and prosper in business. Corrugators all across the world, looking for manufacturing attractive packaging should opt for digital printing technology.