HP Indigo Unveils Industry-Leading Labels, Packaging Portfolio

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The HP Indigo 6K, HP Indigo 8K, HP Indigo 25K, HP Indigo 35K, and HP Indigo 90K digital presses will be commercially available at drupa or by the end of 2020.

HP Inc. announced an all-new drupa portfolio for HP Indigo digital labels and packaging designed to accelerate the digital print transformation.

In a major step toward extending analog-to-digital conversion, HP announced the HP Indigo V12 Digital Press, the first HP Indigo built on next-generation HP Indigo LEPX architecture.

The first of Indigo’s Series 6 platform, the narrow-web label press provides Indigo’s renowned quality and versatility at significantly higher speeds. As a result, the HP Indigo V12 can print as fast as analog with greater production agility.

The drupa portfolio also introduces the new narrow-web HP Indigo 6K and HP Indigo 8K digital presses for labels, the HP Indigo 25K for flexible packaging and labels, and sheetfed HP Indigo 35K and roll-to- B1 sheet HP Indigo 90K for folding cartons.

“The digital labels and packaging market is growing and evolving as converters move to support market needs for on-demand production, SKU diversification, customization and printing with reduced waste,” said Alon Bar-Shany, GM, HP Indigo. “Labels and packaging converters using HP Indigo are growing their Indigo volume four times faster than the market and are consistently generating new opportunities. The new labels and packaging portfolio unveiled today is a blueprint for customers to create a digital print factory so they can stay ahead of the curve and deliver a wider range of jobs faster, with less labor, all while keeping the environment top of mind.”

Since drupa 2016, more than 1,000 HP Indigo labels and packaging presses have been installed at converters worldwide.

Key benefits to be offered by the HP Indigo V12 Digital Press include:

. Printing with up to six colors at 120 linear meters per minute (400 f/pm), using six inline imaging engines running simultaneously. Produce up to 130,000 linear meters per day with one operator;

. HD Imaging System on press offers native to 1600 dpi resolution;

. Up to 12-colors on press;

. Print on digital label printing industry’s largest range of substrates, from 12-micron film to 450-micron (18pt) board. Support pressure-sensitive, sleeves, flexible packaging, tubes, IMLs and more.

Additionally, the HP Indigo 6K Digital Press is the new model of the HP Indigo 6000 series. The press can deliver more applications using higher opacity white for shrink sleeves, new inks including silver, fluorescents, invisible red and green for brand protection applications.

The HP Indigo 8K offers increased productivity, reduced waste and easier transitioning between media types and jobs.

High-capacity label production and flexible packaging on the new mid-web HP Indigo 25K Digital Press are supported with a new slitter for labels.

With HP Indigo Secure and partner solutions, converters can provide brand protection solutions using special inks, anti-counterfeiting marks, micro-text fonts and protected track and trace solutions. Digital embellishment solutions from HP Indigo and partners offer ways to stand out, including the inline KURZ DM-JETLINER digital metallization solution, HP Indigo ElectroInk Silver for metalizing the color gamut, and HP Indigo GEM, a digital print-and-embellish, one-pass solution integrated with the HP Indigo 6K Digital Press.

The drupa 2020 portfolio significantly extends HP Indigo folding carton capabilities, offering enhanced productivity, wider application range and expanded color capabilities.

The portfolio includes the new sheetfed B2 HP Indigo 35K for high-value folding cartons, the new sheetfed B2 HP Indigo 15K for mixed commercial print and packaging production and the new B1 HP Indigo 90K roll-to-sheet solution with an inline water-based/UV coater and sheeter.

The HP Indigo 35K introduces significant enhancements:

. Fastest time to color with Spot Master color automation;

. Faster job changeover with drawers, pallet feeder and proof-while-print capabilities. Printing on thinner substrates from 150 microns to capture applications such as rigid boxes;

. New HD printing with 1600 dpi for enhanced print quality;

. New HP Indigo ElectroInk Premium White for higher opacity.;

. New ElectroInk Invisible Yellow, track-and-trace solutions and security elements for multi-layered brand protection applications on one press, in one pass.

The new HP Indigo 25K Digital Press is designed to help converters meet brand needs with an even more attractive total cost of ownership, a wider media range to deliver compostable and recyclable pouches and more choices to create a digital pouch factory.

Advances to help converters harness production power include:

. Fastest time to color with Spot Master color automation;

. Greater flexibility with two white ink stations;

. Higher productivity with frame expansion from 729 mm to 737 mm;

. Sustainability credentials include the Green Leaf mark and certification from TUV Austria’s “OK Compost” verifying HP Indigo ElectroInks can be used as printing inks for packaging and are recoverable through composting and biodegradation in accordance with leading standards. Also, HP Indigo ElectroInks comply with leading food packaging regulations and are free of UV-reactive chemistries. All Indigo presses are manufactured carbon neutral.

The HP Indigo 6K, HP Indigo 8K, HP Indigo 25K, HP Indigo 35K, and HP Indigo 90K digital presses will be commercially available at drupa or by the end of 2020.

The HP Indigo V12 will be demonstrated at drupa and is scheduled for commercial availability in 2022.

HP Indigo V12 Digital Press

HP Indigo V12 Digital Press