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Company Box | Charlotte, NC

 CompanyBox launched in 2014 with the aim to disrupt the packaging industry and make custom packaging available to everyone by combining digital printing and digital cutting with the accessibility and reach of the web. Their mission is to set a new standard for print, with packaging products that allow people to build their brand and elevate their presence in the e-commerce and retail industries.

To do this, CompanyBox has heavily invested in cutting-edge technology and a talented team who believe in their vision. They were the second production plant in North America to install the HP PageWide C500 Press in August of 2018 to aid in their quickly growing business. This revolutionary machine will serve alongside the HP 17000, HP 15500, Eterna PE2100 and Kongsberg  XP tables.

CompanyBox will print over 9 million square feet a month with the help of their website, www.companybox.com which gives users the ability to design branded packaging with a turnaround time of 10 business days. 

Machine - HP PageWide C500 Press: delivers consistent offset print quality for a wide range of corrugated packaging applications on both coated and uncoated paper. With post-print process simplicity and the versatility advantages of food-safe true water-based inks, the HP C500 press streamlines your production possibilities The C500 press brings benefits of digital printing, with flexibility, accelerated time to market, and reduction of waste and inventory with no need to compromise on print quality.

Complete Design & Packaging | Concord, NC

Since opening their doors on April 1, 2002, Complete Design and Packaging has grown from a small brown box manufacturer into a boutique-style sheet feeder plant specializing in high graphic packaging and POP displays. Within the 120,000 square foot facility in Concord, NC, the company houses several flexographic printers including the 6-Color Apstar and 4-Color Workhorse, as well as a multi-pass digital and CAD system geared toward prototyping. In addition, CDP offers display fulfillment at the Concord location. 

From early 2017 to present day, CDP has led the charge in “firsts” for digital and automated efforts within the corrugated industry. In September 2017, the first Magnus specialty folder-gluer in the U.S. was installed, complete with a Mosca strapping system which is also the first of its kind. Shortly after, in December 2017, the first EFI Nozomi C18000 single pass digital printer in the U.S. was installed. More recently, in October 2018, the Esko Kongsberg high-speed CAD system was added.  

The combination of state-of-the-art technology, an experienced staff, and a strong work ethic has allowed CDP to consistently deliver both high-quality products and a high-quality experience for 17 years.  

Machine - EFI Nozomi C18000: The Nozomi C18000 printer is a single-pass, LED, drop-on-demand inkjet printer with speed up to 246 linear ft/m (75 linear m/min); 77,758 ft2 /hr (7,224 m2 / hr).  It offers high resolution: up to 360 x 720 dpi;  Four-level grayscale.  Configurable: CMYK, CMYK+W, CMYKOV, CMYKOV+W and stacking capabilities of 100% in-line, post-print quality inspection for image defects and automated material stacking to pallet or bundle. 

Sonoco | Winston-Salem, NC

Our Sonoco Display & Packaging manufacturing site is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  The site operates on a 5-day/3-shift rotation, covers 225,000 sq. ft. and currently employs approximately 180 people.  The Winston-Salem site has an 87-inch corrugator on site and 12 converting assets that include multiple Bobst die-cutters, a 5-color United Rotary die-cutter, Automatan Litho laminator, 6-color Bobst Printer with in-line diecutting, Bobst 6-color Masterflex w/UV, Bobst Expertfold, Revicart specialty gluer, and a Barberan 1680 Digital press.  SDP produces the majority of our corrugated Point of Purchase display components for the U.S. market out of the WS site and feeds one of our 7 Assembly & Fulfillment sites strategically located within the United States.  Approximately 60% of our existing customer base utilize our complete supply chain offering which includes design, preproduction, manufacturing, assembly, fulfillment and distribution of our customer’s product offerings.

Machine - Barberan Jetmaster 1680:  The Barberan is a Single Pass digital printing with CMYK + orange and violet ink.  It has a printing speed of up to 60m per minute with the flexibility of use for all kinds of paper.  The Jetmaster prints UV inks, which dry quickly and print on many papers including test/liner or recycled paper, obtaining an excellent printing quality even with lower cost papers.   It has a resolution of 360 dpi and offers 3 drop sizes and 4 grey levels.  

 AICC, The Independent Packaging Association | 113 S. West Street | Alexandria, VA 22314 | Tel: 703.836.2422