HP Indigo Launches New Solutions for Label and Packaging Converters to Grow Business
Thursday, September 19, 2019
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Innovation showcase for new digital applications at Labelexpo 2019
HP News Highlights at Labelexpo 2019:
Palo Alto, Calif. – HP Inc. at Labelexpo Europe 2019 will demonstrate new solutions across the HP Indigo digital portfolio of presses, workflow and partner solutions, offering label and packaging converters new ways to grow business with more innovative products and higher efficiency.
The world leader in digital label and packaging presses1, HP Indigo also reported continued adoption of its digital solutions, driven by demand for higher quality packaging, diversified food products, brand protection, shrink sleeves, pouches, embellishments and more sustainable printing.
“HP Indigo labels and packaging production offers a world of profitable applications at the highest quality, helping HP Indigo customers outpace market growth and double print volume every four years,” said Alon Bar-Shany, general manager, HP Indigo. “Converters are investing in a digital future with HP Indigo, operating more than 2000 presses worldwide.”
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Print profitable applications and stand-out with digital embellishment
HP announced the HP Indigo ElectroInk white ink portfolio would expand with HP Indigo ElectroInk Premium White for Sleeves for narrow-web presses. The new high slip white ink can deliver a wider range of opacity levels, in a single print process, and is designed specially to help more efficient shrink sleeve converting.
In combination with Karlville PLUS Series seamers and Tornado Tunnel shrinker, converters have a complete solution for shrink sleeve production. Visitors to Labelexpo are invited to the HP Stand to watch live printing of shrink sleeves on the HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press and inline coating with the ABG ILC 762, followed by converting on beer cans at the adjacent Karlville stand (8A54).
Digital embellishment advances by HP Indigo and partners offer ways to stand out from the competition:
The HP Indigo GEM integrated with the HP Indigo 6900 Digital Press can produce digital spot and tactile varnishes, digital foils, and a range of other creative effects. The one-pass solution needs only one operator and one digital file per job. In Europe, GEM beta testing in now beginning at All4Labels, Germany.
Beta testing of the first GEM unit is in progress at ILS in the US. “ILS is a pioneering customer in HP Indigo digital labels and packaging technology. The HP Indigo GEM solution offers the ability to disrupt the market with a fully digital printing solution including variable embellishments,” says Jay Dollries, president and CEO of ILS This latest innovation delivers a broad range of embellishments and creative options.”
The GEM is scheduled to begin commercial availability at the end of the year.
Additionally, in collaboration with Kurz, a leader in thin film technology, a new inline KURZ DM-JETLINER® digital metallization solution with the HP Indigo 6900 makes its Labelexpo debut, demonstrating silver and gold digital foiling. This solution simplifies the production of high-value labels with metallic effects in one pass, on a wide range of substrates at full press speed with no tooling and lower waste compared to analog solution. All4labels is also running the Kurz inline solution.
HP Indigo ElectroInk Silver for HP Indigo 6000 series presses delivers metallic effects in one printing process, today running on more than 300 presses worldwide in applications such as health and beauty, beverage, and household.
Another new ink, HP Indigo ElectroInk Fade Resistant Orange, is now released to complete a seven-color ink set for outdoor label applications requiring high lightfastness,
Brand protection solutions
HP Indigo also announced a collaboration with Agfa NV, expanding its security portfolio to offer unique variable data designs for brand protection and security applications.
New sustainability applications support environmental stewardship
Green Leaf sustainability mark from Intertek for the HP Indigo 6900, HP Indigo 8000 and HP Indigo 20000, independently verifying the digital presses for environmental credentials.
Deinking tests conducted by Cadel Deinking of Spain verifying that HP Indigo digitally printed flexible packaging, including coating, can be fully deinked. The results on a range of substrates open new ways for brands and service providers to work towards higher sustainability, where deinking is an essential stage in the recycling process.
Automation powered by workflow solutions from HP and partners
HP Production Pro for Indigo Labels and Packaging is installed today on more than 170 HP Indigo presses, delivering fast processing of even the most complex data jobs including mass customization, security, and variable brand protection. New workflow offerings for HP Indigo digital press users include:
An enhanced Esko Automation Engine for HP Production Pro for HP Indigo Labels and Packaging enables HP Indigo users to boost productivity while using Esko DeskPack templates.
Web2pack workflow solutions powered by PrintOS Site Flow and partner solutions for automating end-to-end packaging fulfillment to deliver dozens of jobs per day with minimum touchpoints.
Visitors to the HP booth are invited to customize packaging and watch a live demo of end-to-end web2pack automation, from online job submission on the Infigo software-powered storefront, through automated pre-press and end-to-end production management using PrintOS Site Flow.
HP PrintOS new applications and enhancements
With over 10000 converters and PSPs and 20000 registered users globally, HP PrintOS is a secure, industry-leading cloud platform enabling converters and PSPs to manage and control their print operations from anywhere at any time. HP is presenting new advancements at Labelexpo:
PrintOS Enhanced Productivity Mode (EPM) Preflight for Labels and Packaging, replacing manual file analysis and offering an effortless way to check the compatibility of PDF files for printing 33% faster using three colors.
HP PrintOS Marketplace - a disruptive cloud-based solutions community to enable on-demand subscription to a wide variety of value-add workflow apps and licenses, plus a new community of ideas, services and more, from HP and any third-party vendor for customers to share, sell, upload and download designs, solutions.
Print Beat Jobs report, enabling customers to optimize printing quotations and focus on job types printed in an inefficient manner, important to the pharma and food industry.
PrintOS OEE, empowering converters to use the industry-standard Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) methodology to gain insights into HP Indigo press efficiency.
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More information about HP digital printing is available at hp.com/go/graphic-arts.
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