HP Inc. starts the label press

The company’s innovations also expand production capabilities for flexible packaging and folding cartons.

HP has announced the launch of the HP Indigo 8000 digital press, the industry’s most productive industrial web press, which offers label production twice as fast as before.

HP also announced updates to the HP Indigo 20000 and 30000 digital presses, as well as new ink and media options, offering printers and brands endless application possibilities at higher speeds.

“Major brands are increasingly using HP Indigo packaging and labeling solutions to attract consumers,” said Alon Bar-Shany, general manager of HP’s Indigo division. “With today’s announcement, manufacturers are well-positioned to redefine label and packaging standards with improved productivity, versatility and response time for a wide range of applications.”

High-value, high-quality label applications are now available at faster speeds

Setting a new benchmark for productivity in digital web printing, the HP Indigo 8000 Digital Press offers printers high-volume end-to-end label production at double speed, reaching up to 80 meters per minute. .(2) Whether you are working online or offline, with ABG FAST Track, a semi-rotary die cutting unit, the press provides an efficient digital workflow, with real-time quality assurance using AVT inspection technology.

The HP Indigo 8000, WS6800 and 20000 digital presses will be able to include HP Indigo ElectroInk Premium White, a new versatile ink that helps printers deliver a wider range of opacity levels. In addition, these digital presses feature a new color automation suite that improves color accuracy, consistency and repeatability, allowing printers to achieve any brand color in minutes.

Flexible packaging options that open up new business opportunities

The HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press now has enhancements that offer:

• Support for new materials, such as polyethylene and expandable or flexible materials, for a wide range of high-volume flexible packaging, sleeves, in-mold and self-adhesive labels, including laminated lids and tubes.

• New color capabilities, enabling advanced color support with color consistency across jobs, presses and production facilities.

• Faster response time than before thanks to HP Indigo Pack Ready Lamination, which eliminates drying time, enabling immediate market entry.

• Support for the new HP Indigo ElectroInk White Premium ink in high ink concentration 20 kilogram cans for industrial grade productivity.

Likewise, optimized conversion solutions from Comexi, AB Graphics, Karville and other partners provide faster online and offline finishing, as well as lower consumption and setup time.

Increased productivity and new materials provide exceptional opportunities for the production of folding cardboard packaging

The HP Indigo 30000 digital press upgrade package increases productivity by up to 30 percent and produces dozens of carton folding jobs per day(3). The press enables new high margin possibilities with synthetic materials as well as metallized materials, polyvinyl chloride, polypropylene and polyethylene tereflate. The HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press also provides new and improved security features, such as microprinting and barcoding.

Designed specifically for inline finishing on the HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press, the TRESU iCoat 30000 now offers a one-pass overcoat as well as new embellishment options with gold, silver and other high viscosity flexographic inks. The HP Indigo 30000 digital press is also compatible with HP partner conversion solutions for screening, folding, folding and gluing. Integration with AVT’s online inspection system ensures error-free production by automatically discarding defective sheets.

Availability

The HP Indigo 8000 digital press and upgrades to the HP Indigo WS6800, 20000 and 30000 digital presses will be available in 2016. All HP Indigo digital presses offer HP PrintOS connectivity, allowing users to remotely monitor print status as well as a way to monitor and improve production performance over time. HP PrintOS is expected to be available to customers on May 31, 2016.


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