Weedon PSC, a Staffordshire-based printer of both corrugated packaging and point of sale (POS) displays, has installed the UK’s first Hanway HighJet 2500 REVO Pro.

The machine, which has already been installed at Weedon’s factory in Hednesford, is fully automated and comes with an automatic feeder, stacker and full tunnel dryer. It can print in four or six colours with hot air drying and 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.

The Hanway HighJet Revo 2500W Pro can print at speeds of up to 300sqm/hr high resolution mode, rising to 600sqm/hr in production mode. Its installation will help Weedon 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 where required.

Weedon Group’s operations director Peter Weedon commented on the new machine, saying, ‘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 have 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.”’