Hart Print opens third facility

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Hart Print, leader in digital printing on aluminium cans in North America and a subsidiary of Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP), is bringing more printing power to the US East Coast, with the opening of its third production facility in Elkton, Maryland. Hart Print is aiming to increase its annual printing capacity by at least 100 million cans, or 66% of its current capacity, with the addition of the Elkton site.

“We’re combining our new state-of-the-art facility with AMP’s pasteurisation-ready cans, which are perfectly suited for digital printing,” noted JP Paradis, Hart Print co-founder and co-CEO. “No other digital printing service provider in our market is even close to offering services of this quality.”

The Elkton site was built from the ground up to accommodate three Hinterkopf D360 digital printers with room to grow. These cutting-edge machines produce 1800 dpi magazine photo quality graphics directly on aluminium cans, offering a printing range of more than 95% of the colour spectrum.

Hart Print co-founder and co-CEO, Stephanie Hart, added: “This expansion unlocks easy access to cans for the massive number of beverage providers in the Northeast of the US. We’re proud to bring our customisable service closer to our East Coast customers to help bring down shipping costs.”

With an increased print capacity comes more flexibility for the company, giving it the freedom to accept larger orders quickly while also respecting Hart Print’s traditional smaller-scale customer base. Hart Print has actively prepared for the opening of its Elkton site for months. Production, design and tech specialists were trained at the company’s Montrealand Chicago facilities since last summer.

“Not only are we working with the best tech in the industry, but we’ve been trained by a team of industry experts,” said David Goldscher, general manager of Hart Print Elkton. “While our facility is brand new, our people know digital printing on cans inside-out.”

For more information about Hart Print and its flexible digital printing offering, visit: www.hartprint.com.

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