HP Indigo 12000 HD Digital Press

Resolution doubled: HP Indigo 12000 HD Digital Press

HP has launched an updated version of its Indigo 12000 B2 digital press, which it says doubles the image resolution.
Supplied by Currie Group and based on the world’s best-selling B2 digital press the HP Indigo 10000, the new version of the Indigo 12000 has HP claiming it delivers sharper, smoother, finer print, enabling printers ‘to surpass offset quality’ and open new digital possibilities in high-end commercial and photo applications. The press uses an all-new High Definition Imaging System, using 48 parallel laser beams and high screen sets up to 290 LPI. Alon Bar-Shany, general manager, HP Indigo, HP Inc says, “HP print service providers are experiencing unprecedented growth and momentum as print buyers, agencies, and brands are looking for ways to connect the online world with the physical world. HP’s digital print technologies are blending these realities, providing new application opportunities, alongside higher productivity.”

The HP Indigo 12000 HD also features ColorUP!, which it says delivers an extended colour gamut using colour profiles to expand the on-press colour gamut using additional hits of CMY inks.
The B2 29-inch (75 x 53cm), seven-colour HP Indigo 12000 Digital Press is able to print for nearly any commercial application. At a speed of 4,600 pages per hour, it can produce more than two million colour sheets per month. In its monochrome setting, the press can print 4,600 duplex sheets per hour for quick publishing and direct mail needs.
HP says its automation tools also boost production efficiency and uptime, allowing users to process thousands of jobs per day. The on-press Optimizer tool uses artificial intelligence to enable non-stop printing, and the Automatic Alert Agent conducts real-time print quality error detection.
HP says that with dozens of software and hardware innovations, the HP Indigo 12000 Digital Press delivers smooth and sharp prints that match or even exceed offset quality.
It also supports a wide range of substrates, including canvas, synthetics, and metallised media, with One Shot technology, extending high-value opportunities. The press also enables full sheet printing to produce canvas wall art, posters and folders.

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