Smurfit Kappa Sheetfeeding are proud to present DIGI flute – corrugated sheet board specifically designed to meet the needs of the flat bed digital printing market place. As digital markets expand and evolve it is essential that product innovation helps our customers realise new sales opportunities and remain cost effective.

As corrugated manufacturers, there have been considerable challenges in providing a substrate that is able to accommodate the narrow tolerances permitted by the digital printing process.

Smurfit Kappa’s digital grade development team has worked closely with leading industry printers and machinery manufacturers. This collaboration along with comprehensive trials and testing programmes has resulted in the creation of Digi flute.

  • Available in the following flute profiles E, B, EB & EE
  • Supplied press ready with high quality palletisation and presentation
  • Short lead times
  • 100% Recyclable and fully FSC accredited
  • Consistent printing surface along with uniform application of clay coating
  • Optimised clay coating to enable quicker drying time and press
  • Uniform board calliper to minimise flute shadow

The substrate is suitable for both generic and specialist inks and meets the requirements of all generations of presses, in particular new print technologies such as water based inks. Existing issues experienced on digital printers, such as mottling and burnishing (particularly prevalent in designs showing high levels of cyan) are now alleviated with Digiflute. This has been achieved due to the clay coated print surface which enables quicker drying time and increased press productivity.

Smurfit Kappa can be absolutely confident that the learnings amalgamated into this product will not only improve production efficiency and consistency, it will in tandem present a print surface of superior quality. Digiflute is a corrugated substrate accredited by HP meaning that customers can be confident they have a substrate that works for this print process, (specifically on HP’s FB15500 and FB17000 products).