HP and Fosber form strategic relationship

HP has inked a strategic relationship with Fosber, a company that manufactures machinery for the corrugated packaging industry, as part of the PWI SmartStream Solutions Partner Program.

This collaboration aims to combine the strengths of both companies and deliver solutions that enhance the capabilities of digital print and advanced corrugators. 

Fosber America CEO Jeff Pallini said, “We are very excited about collaborating with HP to run digital preprint on the Quantum Corrugator. This will provide the customers a flexible, high-quality solution of producing digitally printed sheets on the corrugator”.

Fosber and HP, alongside long-standing SmartStream Partner Program member Erhardt + Leimer (E+L) has delivered a solution for the litho-lam market – DigiCorr – by combining the power of HP PageWide T700i and T1195i Presses with the capabilities of Fosber’s Quantum Corrugator, equipped with E+L Smartline controls.

The companies said this “powerful combination” provides manufacturers with a streamlined and highly efficient approach to producing high-quality, high-graphic boxes.

The HP PageWide press technology offers superior economics, high productivity, operational efficiency, and great agility to accelerate turnaround times while reducing minimum order quantities. With consistent high quality and vibrant colour reproduction across a wide range of papers, the T700i and T1195i Presses ensure stunning results for various packaging applications.

Complementing HP’s 67-inch and 110-inch presses, the Fosber Quantum Corrugator delivers on performance and versatility. It provides consistent quality for microflute production, catering to lightweight papers down to 50gsm mfs and is available in 70-inch and 98-inch widths. Faster and wider than a laminator, the Quantum Corrugator offers higher productivity and production flexibility.

It supports standard plain board as well as varnished and special coated options. Additionally, the Quantum Corrugator enables the production of larger printed sheet sizes, further expanding creative possibilities for packaging manufacturers.

With an OEM interface seamlessly integrating the E+L Smartline camera system, the Quantum Corrugator enables effortless coordination of job changes within a roll. This means that the T700i and T1195i Presses can efficiently print rolls containing multiple jobs, adapting order sizes to match downstream converting processes and customer demand.

Through this collaboration, Fosber and HP said they aim to transform the corrugated packaging landscape, empowering manufacturers to achieve new levels of productivity, creativity, and customer satisfaction.

By joining forces with E+L, they ensure that expertise and cutting-edge solutions converge to deliver value to their customers.

“We are thrilled and honoured that Fosber has chosen to join HP’s SmartStream Partner Program. Their expertise in the corrugated packaging industry is unmatched, and together, we have the potential to transform the market,” HP PageWide industrial packaging worldwide go-to-market manager Stephen Shannon said.

“By combining Fosber’s cutting-edge corrugator technology with HP’s advanced digital printing capabilities, we can revolutionise the way boxes are produced.

“This strategic relationship opens up new possibilities for efficiency and cost-effectiveness in the corrugated packaging industry, and we look forward to the positive impact it will have on manufacturers and their customers.”

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