Labelexpo: HP unveils Indigo V12 label press at Labelexpo Chicago

HP has provided the label industry with the first glimpse of the Indigo V12 Digital Press with a show-stopping arrival on its stand at Labelexpo in Chicago.

Visitors were three and four deep across the 15-metre face of the machine for most of the first day of the show to see the new printer for themselves.

Currie Group is the exclusive distributor of HP Indigo technology in Australia and New Zealand. Currie Group director – labels and packaging, Mark Daws, is in Chicago for Labelexpo and says interest is running hot for the new HP Indigo V12.

Currie Group director – labels and packaging Mark Daws at Labelexpo Americas in Chicago.

The HP Indigo V12 is the first press to utilise LEPX technology that the company claims will be ‘industry-altering’ – delivering 120 linear metres per minute with 12 HP ElectroInk stations and 1600dpi image resolution.

The LEPX multi-imaging architecture incorporates six imaging engines – each making its own colour separation on the blanket belt simultaneously. The new LEPX writing heads feature thousands of LEDs to compose an image as an electrostatic field at 1600 dpi.

Here’s a video of HP’s Rolando Martinez giving a demonstration of the machine:

HP labels and packaging manager, Bryan Topham, also provided further insight into the HP Indigo V12 in this video filmed by Sprinter:

HP label and packaging manager Bryan Topham at Labelexpo Americas in Chicago.

To peer into the belly of the beast expected to sell for over $2 million, Sprinter obtained these images of the HP Indigo V12 from the floor on the first day Labelexpo in Chicago:

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