Weedon PSC, an independent manufacturer of corrugated packaging and point-of-sale (POS) displays, has installed a Hanway HighJet Revo 2500W Pro, the first of its kind to be installed in the UK.

The machine, installed at Weedon PSC’s factory in Hednesford, Staffordshire, is a fully automated machine, with automatic feeder, stacker and full tunnel dryer. The Hanway HighJet Revo 2500W Pro can print in four or six colours with hot air drying. The use of water-based ink makes it safe for food contact, as well as producing packaging that is more claimed to be easily and fully recyclable. A throughput of 300sqm/hr can be achieved in high resolution mode. 600sqm/hr can be achieved in production mode.

Specifically, the Hanway HighJet Revo 2500W Pro will help Weedon PSC to meet rising demand for e-commerce, personalised packaging and POS displays. It can print digitally to almost litho print quality and the company can add a high gloss finish too, if required. In addition, it can print onto a wide variety of substrates, making it suitable for the production of posters, banners, etc.

Weedon Group operations director Peter Weedon commented, ‘We were looking for the right digital printer technology that would be easy to run, offer good levels of output with high quality print and, most importantly, provide a sustainable packaging solution.

‘Although this is a UK first, Hanway has sold over 300 multi-pass digital printing machines globally and the Revo Pro has a proven track record. The machine stands out from the competition in so many ways but, with our high standards of sustainability, what particularly appealed to us was its use of water-based inks. For many of our customers, traditional UV inks are no longer a real option. This printer takes us another step closer to a fully sustainable manufacturing operation.’