Reinforcing HP Inc.’s sales success at drupa 2016, 100 series 4 HP Indigo digital presses, including HP Indigo 10000, 12000, 20000 and 30000 Digital Presses, purchased at the show have been installed worldwide. Additionally, HP Indigo 8000 Digital Presses are fully operational at early customer sites.
Labels and packaging is the company’s fastest-growing graphics segment worldwide, with both digital label and packaging production projected to grow at double-digit percent CAGR. HP is driving a digital labels and packaging revolution among converters and brands with innovative technology like the HP Indigo 8000,WS6800, 20000 and 30000 Digital Presses and changing the rules of label printing with its HP Indigo Digital Combination Press demonstration of fully-integrated, single-pass digital embellishment printing.
“As brands, converters and print providers reevaluate their business models to adapt to changing market conditions, demand for digital labels and packaging solutions is rising, and HP is addressing this demand today by ramping manufacturing and delivering production-ready presses at customer sites worldwide,” said Alon Bar-Shany, GM, Indigo division, HP. “Leveraging HP Indigo’s continuous innovation, our labels and packaging customers are providing world-class brands unprecedented solutions to improve margins, while growing their own businesses by more than 25% per year, and driving a fundamental shift in how the printing industry does business.”
Today HP Indigo customers generate about 70% of the revenue from all digitally-printed pressure-sensitive labels produced worldwide, and that percentage is projected to increase as more converters adopt HP Indigo 8000 Digital Presses to gain new efficiencies and capabilities.
The HP Indigo 8000 Digital Press on display is integrated with the new AVT Helios S Turbo, a high-resolution, high-speed, 100% inspection system.
Bringing digital printing advantages to embellishment printing, HP is showcasing the HP Digital Combination Press concept for the first time in the US inline with the HP Indigo WS6800 Digital Press, as seen at drupa 2016. The HP Digital Combination Press is HP’s vision for the future of label combination printing, enabling production of digital embellishments, such as spot and tactile varnishes as well as foils, in a fully digital, single-pass process. With the solution, digital label converters will no longer have to combine multiple print technologies in one job to achieve certain performance, aesthetic effects or embellishments.
HP is also demonstrating the enhanced HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press inline with the AVT Apollo 20K inspection system. The HP Indigo 20000 allows label and flexible packaging converters to print multiple high-quality jobs simultaneously, maximize use of the substrate and optimize production with multi-lane ganging.
Delivering an expanded color gamut, new commercially available inks on display include HP Indigo ElectroInk Premium White, which provides the widest range of opacity levels up to silk screen standards in a single print process, an HP Indigo ElectroInk fade-resistant ink set and HP Indigo ElectroInk Fluorescent Pink. HP Indigo ElectroInks allow converters to meet strict brand standards with perfect color registration.