R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD) has installed an EFI Nozomi C18000 Plus single-pass inkjet digital printer, reducing time-to-market, maximising colour and design options, and prioritising sustainability.

RRD is a global provider of marketing, packaging, print and supply chain options. Located at the company’s packaging facility near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the single-pass digital press is expected to be operational by the fall of 2023, from when it will help drive high-volume production at speeds three to five times faster than scanning super wide-format printers. This press also expedites new job setup, in as little as seven minutes; prints up to six colours and uses inks that do not crack when bent; and runs continuously without having to pause printing to reload.

The Nozomi C18000 Plus press enables RRD to deliver a brand’s full message to their customers, beginning with the branding and signage visible on a package or within a store display. Through an expanded array of colors, the ability to print to a range of thickness and materials, and add-on features, such as pre- and post-printing coatings and inline die cut finishing, RRD’s unique offering will expand support for clients and their specific design and printing needs. From a sustainability standpoint, the Nozomi C18000 Plus press delivers an overall reduction in the carbon footprint due to its use of sustainable UV LED inks, more reliable printing, less waste and a 4x reduction in energy usage compared to other digital presses.

‘Our commitment to providing exceptional service to our clients, includes investing in new technology that delivers value and exceeds expectations,’ said Lisa Pruett, president of packaging and labels solutions at RRD. ‘As we continue to evaluate the evolving market, we’re leveraging innovation to expand our capabilities in the areas that matter most to our clients: increasing speed-to-market, providing sustainable printing solutions, and creating cost savings.’