Jackson Paper Manufacturing, a US corrugated board provider, is expanding its operations with the launch of digital printing services on the industrial-grade HP PageWide C500 digital press, as it expands its sustainable corrugated range of products.

Headquartered in North Carolina, Jackson Paper produces and supplies 100% recyclable corrugated medium to corrugated box makers throughout the US via Jackson Corrugated and Sustainable Corrugated Company. The HP PageWide C500 press will operate as part of Sustainable Printing, a new Jackson Paper digital printing arm, located in Georgia, where the unit will be installed this summer.

Sustainable Printing will operate as a wholesale trade printer for on-demand digital printing of litho quality corrugated boxes for its sheet clients, and who will benefit from fast turnaround and variable sized orders. Specifically, the HP PageWide C500 will enable Jackson Paper to tap into the growing high-graphics packaging market for ecommerce, shelf-ready, and food and pharma applications. 

This will be complemented by HP C500 true water-based inks, which can be used to print sensitive corrugated box applications, including for food products and agricultural produce coming in direct contact with the inside of the box. The HP inks can meet stringent food safety requirements such as USDA FDA 21 CFR, Nestlé guidance, Swiss Ordinance, and EuPIA.

Thomas Barker, executive vice president at the converter, commented, ‘The purchase of the HP PageWide C500 expands our sustainability offering to our customers and market with high quality, more sustainable digital printing. As a corrugated board expert and supplier for the graphics printing industry, adding on services for graphic printed boards will uniquely position Sustainable Printing to deliver an exceptionally high-quality product along with breakthrough time to market.’