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Feb 4, 2013 12:00 AM

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Offering speed, flexibility and cost-savings with the Highcon Euclid

Yavne, Israel, February 4th 2013, Glossop Cartons has confirmed the world’s first production order for a Highcon™ Euclid digital cutting and creasing machine that will enable it to offer customers faster speeds to market, greater flexibility and cost savings on shorter runs.

Launched last year, the Highcon Euclid digital cutting and creasing machine is destined to transform the packaging industry.

Of Glossop Cartons’ decision to be the first in the world to confirm investment in this new technology, director Jacky Sidebottom said: “Glossop Cartons is constantly looking for new ways to improve its products and services for customers.

“The Highcon Euclid opens up a new range of possibilities for our customers:  bespoke packaging, short runs, pushing design boundaries and being able to respond to seasonal product changes cost effectively.

“This direct-to-pack concept fits perfectly with our company values of innovation, responsiveness, competitiveness and customer focus.”

The Highcon Euclid combines patent-pending DART technology to create the digital crease lines, with a unique high speed and high quality laser cutting solution. It does not require a conventional Die, removing the time associated with Die production and additional machine set-up. This enables greater versatility and flexibility to respond to customer needs, meet tighter deadlines and deliver short and medium run length jobs profitability.

Mark Nixon of Conversion-UK Ltd, Highcon’s channel partner in the UK, who closed the deal with Glossop Cartons said: “Glossop Cartons is an ideal candidate for the Highcon Euclid.  It specialises in offering customers flexibility and service and the digital cutting and creasing capabilities of the Euclid will allow them to enhance their product offering and bring quality packages to the shelf even more rapidly.”

Glossop Cartons has a strong customer base of household names and a team with a reputation for quality and reliability built up over 30 years, who offer a unique service designed to suit customer requirements.  Glossop Cartons will take delivery of the revolutionary solution in April 2013. As an early adopter of the Euclid, Highcon will be working closely with Glossop Cartons to unleash its potential.

Glossop Cartons will be exhibiting at the upcoming Packaging Innovations Show in Birmingham, February  27-28th, 2013.  Visitors will be able to visit its stand A46 and find out more about Euclid. Visitors will also be able to hear Chris Baker, Highcon VP sales and business development, together with Jacky Sidebottom, director of Glossop Cartons on Wednesday 27 February 2013 from 15:45 - 16:15 in the PRINT INNOVATIONS Learn Shops Theatre, talking about digital finishing for folding cartons; the science behind the magic.

About Highcon

Founded in 2009 by Aviv Ratzman and Michael Zimmer, Highcon has developed into a truly innovative Direct-to-Pack solution that will transform the existing folding carton market by increasing speed to market, eliminating costly production steps and reducing the carbon footprint of packaging production. Highcon launched the world’s first production speed digital converting machine utilizing its patent-pending technology at the DRUPA exhibition May 2012.