PALO ALTO, CALIF. and AUSTIN, TEXAS — As ePac Flexible Packaging continues to grow in the digital printing for flexible packaging space, the company announced Aug. 31 it will be one of the first to install HP Inc.’s new Indigo 25K Digital Press. This will help ePac as it looks to open additional facilities in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region.
With the addition of 26 HP Indigo 25K Digital Presses, ePac plans to have a fleet of 76 presses by 2021. The company’s Sacramento site will house the first Indigo 25K installation, beginning in September.
The new HP printing presses are designed to optimize production efficiency and minimize environmental impact.
“ePac is completely changing the way small and medium size businesses around the world can access new markets and level the playing field with fast, top quality flexible packaging,” said Jack Knott, chief executive officer at ePac. “The ability for rapid growth through proven technology and global support of HP Indigo is helping us reach yet another milestone in our history and bring innovation and change to new sites around the world and the communities they serve.”
ePac is forecasting $100 million in revenue for 2020, after being founded in May 2016 with a single digital printing press by HP. The company’s partners have grown to the thousands, including coffee brands, pet food and treat brands, nutritional supplements, snacks, health and beauty products, organic foods, cheese and dairy, and bakery brands.
“The ePac business model is truly disruptive in its new category creation. Our goal is to innovate with our customers to expand this category, and potentially others, using top of the line digital print,” commented Haim Levit, general manager of HP Indigo. “We are proud of our close collaboration with ePac and look forward to leveraging HP’s global presence to scale up the next stage of their growth, and see them serve even more brands and communities around the world.”
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