ePac ♥s the environment
Our digital printing platform lessens our carbon footprint and enables us to offer more eco-friendly packaging options.
We are continuously evolving our production processes to minimize and recycle waste, positively contributing to a circular economy.
We are committed to our involvement in the local communities surrounding all of our plants.
digital printing + it’s environmental impact
ePac was founded on the premise that emerging digital technologies would significantly disrupt the service and manufacturing models that have served the flexible packaging industry for decades. Our digital printing platform is inherently sustainable: it uses less energy, produces less waste and has a smaller carbon footprint than traditional printing technologies. With the ability to order on demand, packaging obsolescence can also be eliminated, keeping unused plastic packaging out of landfill.
Established in 2016, ePac is the only flexible packaging company built entirely around the HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press to provide customers with its unique advantages, including:
Elimination of Plate & Set-Up Fees
Digital printing provides a handful of economical benefits to brands. ePac’s use of HP Indigo 20000 digital printers eliminate the need to produce and process plates and cylinders during the printing process, reducing the amount of energy expended during setup and production. This also allows for minimal print set-up compared to conventional printing (flex and rotogravure), which use higher volumes of ink and substrates.
Reduction in Excess Inventory
With the ability to print to demand, run multiple SKUs and place low minimum orders, we are able to drastically reduce obsolescence and costs for our customers. Customers are able to take advantage of our short turnaround times and low minimum orders to run more promotions, create limited edition packaging, and test new products in the market.
Ability to Run Multiple SKUs at Once
ePac’s digital printing capabilities allow brands to run multiple SKUs in one run. Within each run, we optimize the 30″ printing web to maximize impressions, therefore reducing waste. Without the use of plates, the costs associated with the need for multiple plates are eliminated, as well as the high-minimum order quantities required with traditional printing.
ePac is committed to supporting the local communities surrounding each of our domestic and international plant locations. We are actively involved in giving back by volunteering with regional organizations, partnering with educators and schools, and donating time and materials to small business owners and brands.
To learn more about our community involvement on a local level, visit our plant location pages.
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