Janus International meets SME customer requirements with HP Indigo digital printing

HP Indigo 6900 Digital Press helps deliver speed for short-run production

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Janus International
The HP Indigo 6900 Digital Press

Janus International, a leading provider of packaging and labeling solutions in India, has boosted its printer fleet with the new HP Indigo 6900 Digital Press. With the HP Indigo 6900, Janus International can print a variety of packaging options at any run-length. At the same time, variable data printing helps the company personalize packaging as well as incorporate security features.

Janus International provides printing solutions to a range of industries, including the alcohol beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceutical sectors. The company has relied on the print quality of HP Indigo for more than 11 years.

Today, the HP Indigo is allowing Janus to offer customers options such as shrink sleeves, cartons, pouches and in-mould labels. The upgrade has also enhanced Janus’ capabilities to address the requirements of a wider variety of brands, including small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) clients, for fast short-run production and packaging.

Conventional printing processes can be prohibitively expensive for brands with low-volume orders – a real issue if you’re a small business or cash-strapped start-up,” says Denver Annunciation, director, Janus International. “The HP Indigo 6900 Digital Press allows us to meet our SME clients’ needs without the constraints of minimum-order quantities.” This approach also means Janus’ customers benefit from a quicker turnaround. “Digital printing is the future and HP Indigo sure is playing its part in making it a great one!” Annunciation says.

In business for over 25 years, Janus International is a family-owned and operated company founded by Joe Annunciation in India. Second-generation leader Denver Annunciation took the decision to move into digital printing in 2009, driving business by adopting the latest printing industry technology.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

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