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Westkey Graphics Has Completed Installation of Canada’s First HP Indigo 6900 Digital Press to Expand in to Digital Label Production

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Press release from the issuing company

The Burnaby-BC based market leader in labels, Westkey Graphics, have expanded their fleet with the addition of the new Indigo 6900 digital label press, and an SEI Laser LabelMaster for laser die cutting and finishing.
“I chose the Indigo 6900 because of its ability to quickly add value to our current and future customer base with world class quality and speed to market…constant growth is a foundational principle at Westkey…so the Indigo 6900 was a no brainer and is already nearing capacity”, said Alfie Karmal, President. With a strong presence in wide format, commercial print, and forms, the Indigo brings an extended platform to deliver to Westkey’s client’s needs.

Left to Right: Greg Running (HP Indigo, Western Canada), Alfie Karmal (President/CEO Westkey), Zak Callaghan (HP Indigo Labels & Packaging)

Highlights of the HP Indigo 6900 include:

  • Inline Priming Unit, for expanded substrate capability
  • Up to 7-colour support, offering the broadest colour gamut
  • The widest White Ink portfolio
  • Many special inks such as:
    • Metallic Silver
    • Fluorescent inks (Pink, Yellow, Orange and Green)
    • Vivid inks (Pink and Green)
    • UV invisible inks (Red, Yellow and Blue)
    • Security inks
  • HP SmartStream Mosaic software for customized variable printing, creating thousands of unique variations from one original design

The unmatched versatility of the Indigo 6900 with the unique functionality of the SEI Laser LabelMaster will continue to strengthen their position and open new market opportunities with the ability to produce any Label and Packaging application, with any colour, at any run length.

 

Discussion

By Pat Berger on Sep 13, 2018

Here is an interesting thread about HP indigo
https://printplanet.com/forum/environment/environment-discussion/278799-hp-admits-that-indigo-prints-disrupt-recycling

 

By Pat Berger on Sep 13, 2018

The following 2 links connect directly to INGEDE


http://pub.ingede.com/en-GB/news1807/
https://www.ingede.com/ingindxe/news/news2016/news1607-pub.pdf

 

By Pat Berger on Sep 13, 2018

While we are at it

LED UV


http://pub.ingede.com/en-GB/press-releases/pm1801-uv-inks/

http://pub.ingede.com/en-GB/press-releases/1501-2/

My previous post are one of the reasons China refuses to take our recycable fibers. Contamination

 

By Pat Berger on Sep 13, 2018

What they think June 2008 Andy Tributes article Is Inkjet Green.


In 10 years nothing much has changed. With the huge increase in LED and Conventional UV the problems are getting worse.
Also pay attention to HP INDIGO of 2008

http://whattheythink.com/articles/52922-is-inkjet-green/

 

By Gordon Pritchard on Sep 14, 2018

I guess that environmental concerns about the technology wasn’t a priority in the purchase decision making process.

 

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