Herma has added a fourth HP Indigo 6900 digital press to its fleet, expanding its capacity for the production of industrial labels
Herma, one of Europe's leading manufacturers of self-adhesive technology, has added fourth HP Indigo 6900 digital press to its fleet, expanding its capacity for the production of industrial labels.
Germany-based Herma specializes in the production of labels, labeling machines and adhesive materials. It has around 1,100 employees at the German headquarter and its six subsidiaries (five in Europe and one in the US).
With a wide range of colors and substrates, the new HP Indigo 6900 is used for monochrome and multicolor printing as well as for product identification and product feature labels since digital printing is predestined for labels with consecutive numbering or serial numbers that require database-supported management.
In addition to the variety of substrates, the displayable color space of the HP Indigo 6900 was also convincing for Herma. A spectrophotometer with new HP Indigo patented software enables spot color matching, as well as the rapid automatic correction during production. According to the company, color management also simplifies the change from conventional to digital printing and vice versa. In addition, the thin ink application ensures a uniform appearance in the interplay of ink and substrate.
‘Even with industrial labels, the demands on print quality are extremely high,’ said Martin Rock, head of work preparation at Herma. ‘Job automation also plays a major role. This means that the reproducibility of results must be guaranteed, and we need to be flexible when distributing jobs between different machines. We have had a very good experience with the HP Indigo 6900 in the past and we are now expanding our fleet.’
Herma also relies on the HP Production Pro for labels and packaging – a scalable and cloud-based digital front end. ‘The design of the HP digital front end allows for the connection of several presses. This way, all presses can be controlled from one central point,’ concluded Rock.