HP Indigo unveils a raft of new technology ahead of drupa

Ahead of drupa 2020, HP has unveiled a new commercial digital printing fleet, new labels and packaging presses and and AI-driven service and support for print service providers.

The company says its new solutions set new industry benchmarks in productivity, print quality and versatility to help print service providers stay ahead of changes in the industry.

HP Indigo has announced its new generation, B2 commercial printing solution, the HP Indigo 100K Digital Press, now the company’s most productive B2 sheetfed solution in market. The first press in HP Indigo Series 5, the HP Indigo 100K is designed for offset players to adopt highly productive, on-demand digital printing.

Currie Group, the distributor of HP Indigo technology in Australia and New Zealand, says the new product range points to where the future will be in print and packaging.

Currie Group Sales and Marketing Director Phillip Rennell says: “With this news, HP Indigo has continued to innovate and increased the ability to meet changing customer demands for our Australian and New Zealand customers. HP have also enabled us to see where the future will be, showcasing the HP Indigo 100K and V12 digital presses and we can’t wait for that.”

Santi Morera, general manager and global head of graphics solutions, HP Inc, says “As the commercial industry moves to demanding higher quality and versatile printing, the HP Indigo and PageWide Web Press solutions enable print service providers to easily move from offset to digital, keeping business on track for growth and profitability, with new services offered to customers.”

The HP Indigo drupa commercial portfolio also launched the new B2 HP Indigo 15K Digital Press, based on the successful HP Indigo 10000 platform, which has sold more than a thousand units since launching at drupa 2012.

Aiming to grow the capabilities of commercial inkjet printing, the HP PageWide T250 HD with HP Brilliant inks offers new versatility to expand application range with wider gamut printing on a broad range of papers.

HP adds that the five new HP Indigo commercial portfolio presses feature cross-platform innovations that reinvent general commercial printing for print service providers, according to HP.

Alon Bar-Shany, general manager, HP Indigo, says, “Our philosophy for success is grounded in two key principles – innovation and automation – and how they play together to build a profitable business for customers. All this is underpinned by a view towards reducing waste with a genuine concern for the environment. As we develop our product repertoire, we keep these guiding principles in mind. Our new portfolio reflects a range of products that offer unprecedented productivity, as well as new levels of quality and versatility, to inspire the unbounded creativity of our customers and the brands they serve.”

Also pre-drupa, for labels, HP has 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, HP says the narrow-web label press provides Indigo quality and versatility at significantly higher speeds. The company adds that, as a result, the HP Indigo V12 print competes with analogue speeds with greater production agility, redefining digital label printing.

Bar-Shany says, “The digital labels and packaging market is growing and evolving as converters move to support market needs for on-demand production, SKU diversification, customisation and printing with reduced waste.

“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 labour, all while keeping the environment top of mind.”

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. Value packs with various upgrade options will allow the existing customer base to benefit from new features and capabilities.

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