Indigo Announces OEM Agreement with Nilpeter
Friday, September 28, 2001
LABELEXPO EUROPE, BRUSSELS, September 27, 2001 – Indigo N.V. (NASDAQ: INDG) and Nilpeter A/S have announced an OEM agreement to expand the potential of digital label printing by providing a complete solution through one vendor. As part of this alliance, inline finishing solutions for Indigo’s WebStream 100/200/400 digital presses will be sold through Indigo as a single package. The Omnius WebStream digital presses enable printers to respond to market changes by producing high quality 4 – 7 color labels, printed digitally, on demand. With fast printing speeds, a streamlined digital workflow, variable data capability, and the ability to print on almost any substrate, the Omnius WebStream press range positions Indigo at the forefront of digital technology for the labels sector. Indigo is the market leader in high performance digital color printing systems for commercial, label and specialty printing. Nilpeter is the world’s leading supplier of flexo and offset printing presses and finishing equipment to the label market. This alliance combines the technical strengths of both companies. The finishing solutions from Nilpeter now available to Indigo customers include an interface unit with web-tension and web-guidance controls; digitally controlled or conventional die-cutting and waste rewind; a laminating unit for cold and UV lamination and super varnishing; and a UV-flexo varnishing unit with cold UV curing. Nilpeter president Lars Eriksen says, "Our OEM agreement with Indigo will deliver to the market the best available technology for label converting. We believe the new system will be an excellent complement to the existing market. "Ultimately, label buyers will see the benefits that our systems can deliver: the power and flexibility of digital printing combined with streamlined inline finishing," Lars Eriksen concludes. Indigo Chairman and CEO Benny Landa states, "The rapid growth in the labels sector has created fresh opportunities for digital offset color printing. Innovative formats and new branding and security features require label printers to have great response and production flexibility. Nilpeter is an ideal partner to work with in this market and together we will contribute to its further evolution." The Omnius WebStream 100 being demonstrated at Labelexpo combines One-Shot Color technology with Indigo’s Digital Offset Color Series 2 printing engine, and delivers up to 16 meters per minute in four colors (32 meters per minute in two colors), rivalling the speed and quality of conventional label printing. The Omnius WebStream 100 has a 330mm web width with a 308 x 450 maximum image size. The Omnius WebStream 100 is available with Indigo’s value-enhancing options including up to seven-color printing, IndiChrome OnPress and OffPress special color solutions, and Yours Truly personalization tools, enabling label barcodes and numbering. The Omnius WebStream 100 and 200 systems are ultimately upgradable to Omnius WebStream 400 systems. About Nilpeter Founded in 1919, Nilpeter A/S, of Slagelse, Denmark, (http://www.nilpeter.com) began manufacturing printing presses, but soon began designing and building presses for specialist applications. Today, under its ‘Total Performance’ concept, Nilpeter is able to offer solutions covering: All Processes, All Widths, All Substrates, and All Markets. That makes Nilpeter not just a printing partner for the graphic industry. Nilpeter is also a marketing partner! Whether it is different printing techniques, different web widths, the converting of a wide range of substrates or multiple solutions that address markets for value-added products, now Nilpeter has an answer to almost every requirement.