One of the largest and most recognized printing companies in North America, Hemlock Printers, enhances its digital print capabilities, automates processes, and ensures high-quality prints for its customers with the HP Indigo 100K Digital Press. With this investment, the company has been able to transform its product offering and improve productivity across the entire business.
Based in Burnaby, Canada, Hemlock Printers is diligently focused on being the industry’s most innovative and sustainable print provider, servicing a diverse range of customers and industries. The company has a long history of investing in advanced printing technologies which provide exceptional product quality, streamlined workflows and productivity improvements. The HP Indigo 100K Digital Press delivers on these benefits, strengthening Hemlock’s product portfolio and customer value-proposition in the process.
Hemlock Printers was founded in 1968 and has since operated as a progressive, family-owned business that prioritizes customer value, technological innovation, and sustainable leadership. Fifty-five years later, this remains true, with the company’s passion for continuous innovation and technological advancement a key component to their success.
With the addition of the HP Indigo 100K Digital Press, which is manufactured carbon neutral, the company has been able to build upon its environmental initiatives. Most notably, the Indigo 100K Digital Press contributes to Hemlock’s waste reduction efforts thanks to the material efficiency of the technology. Significant reductions in makeready and run waste, commonly greater than 90%, result in an efficiently produced finished product with a lower environmental footprint.
When discussing this latest addition, Richard Kouwenhoven, President & CEO of Hemlock Printers said: “The Indigo 100K is a very exciting addition to our pressroom enabling us to efficiently produce short run projects at an extremely high-quality level with the same range of paper options and product formats our clients are accustomed to. It is a versatile machine that really suits our business and will open new workflow automation opportunities for us in the future.”
Furthermore, Rob Baker, Director of Manufacturing at Hemlock emphasized, “The HP Indigo 100K Digital Press has also created new job opportunities for our employees. Skilled offset press operators have made the switch to operating the 100K Digital Press, expanding their roles since the installation. Knowing we can streamline tasks and allow our employees to grow at the company with the implementation of these products is truly invaluable.”
Hemlock Printers showcases how powerful digital print technology can be to modernize processes, propel business growth and opportunity, and meet the growing demand of printing services.