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  • HP Introduces the World's Most Advanced Digital Labels and Packaging Portfolio

    Accelerates customer growth in digital printing

    News highlights:

    • Release of the new HP Indigo 6900 Digital Press, the world’s most advanced labels press1, featuring Pack Ready for Labels for enhanced resistance, HP Indigo ElectroInk Silver, and a new high-performance Digital Front End.
    • HP PageWide C500 Press to begin shipping next month to customers worldwide.
    • Significant improvements to the HP Indigo 30000, delivering new opportunities for folding carton converters with up to 1 million sheets a month, including brand protection and security solutions
    • Enabling just-in-time production of flexible packaging, HP Indigo Pack Ready Lamination is now commercially available

    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w225/forums/200/rickpics/HP_Indigo.jpgPALO ALTO, Calif., – February 20, 2018 — Today, HP Inc. expanded its labels and packaging portfolio with solutions to drive the printing and converting toward more flexible, productive and profitable digital printing of any application. New solutions include the HP Indigo 6900 Digital Press for labels and packaging and HP PageWide C500 Press for mainstream corrugated production.
    “The expansion follows the largest packaging deal ever for HP Indigo with ePac. Our customers are growing fast across all segments and are experiencing massive success. They are leveraging HP technology to innovate and deliver on brands’ evolving needs,” said Santi Morera, Global Head of Graphics Solutions Business, HP Inc. “These new technologies we are launching are needed now more than ever and will allow our customers to be more productive.”

    Innovations increasing digital production profit
    The new HP Indigo 6900 Digital Press increases the addressable label market while offering higher revenue per meter, including:

    • Pack Ready for Labels for the production of high-resistance labels for food, household, chemical, and pharma labels. Four beta sites are producing commercial jobs.
    • New HP Indigo ElectroInk Silver, now commercially available, delivers metallic effects across a wide color gamut, similar to Pantone 877.
    • HP Indigo ElectroInk Invisible Blue and Yellow visible under UV light for brand protection and promotional labels
    • Integration with the HP Indigo GEM embellishment unit, the first fully digital, one-pass label printing and embellishment solution for spot, tactile, foil, holograms, mini textures and lamination.
    • Additionally, the high-performance HP Production Pro for Indigo Labels and Packaging is now included in the HP Indigo 6900 and rolling out this year to HP Indigo’s entire Labels and Packaging portfolio. Featuring five times faster RIP power and the Esko Color Engine, the powerful Digital Front End provides extensive productivity and scalability for continuous digital production, to allow converters to scale and manage their digital production across multiple presses and multiple sites, increase the number of jobs per day, and shorten delivery cycles.
      Pack Ready Laminator commercially available
      For the HP Indigo 20000 flexible packaging press, the HP Indigo Pack Ready Laminator is now commercially available. A pioneering technology, Pack Ready Lamination allows for immediate time-to-market of HP Indigo digitally printed flexible packaging by eliminating the use of adhesives. The Pack Ready Laminator is manufactured and supplied by Karlville.

      Extended capabilities for the HP Indigo 30000
      The HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press offers converters an opportunity to build new profitable businesses that leverage cost-effective short runs and added value long-run production. The new capabilities and improved performance include:
    • Increased productivity to enable dozens of folding carton jobs per day and up to 1 million B2 sheets per month.
    • The widest folding carton application span on one press, leveraging wide media range from paperboards to metalized, synthetic, and transparent media, new security features like micro-text and micro QR-codes, and new automatic mass customization and personalization capabilities.
    • The Tresu iCoat 30000, sold and serviced by HP Indigo, for one robust folding carton production line.

    Digilinck, a folding carton converter based in Deinze, Belgium, is adding a second HP Indigo 30000 digital press. “The Folding cartons market is changing and our customers expect speedy delivery and lower inventory levels. The HP Indigo 30000’s high flexibility and offset matching quality allow us to seize this opportunity and build a new profitable digital business, offering short turnaround-time and economic production of short-run healthcare packages,” said Vincent Oosterlinck, Owner, Digilinck. “Since installing the press, our business grew by 66% in the last three years.”

    Addressing the dynamic corrugated packaging market
    HP also announced that Kiwiplan, a leading MIS/MES software solutions provider for corrugated and rigid packaging, will be fully integrated, keeping the HP PageWide C500 presses running at optimum capacity, while helping customers to save time and costs through production and supply chain efficiency.

    Five customers in Europe and the US have already purchased the groundbreaking PageWide C500 Press for direct-to-board post-print corrugated production. The first unit will ship next month.

    Utilizing HP’s high-performance single-pass Thermal Inkjet technology, the HP PageWide C500 provides a cost-effective digital alternative for offset lamination and flexo production. The press delivers offset quality direct-to-board with mainstream productivity on both coated and uncoated papers, delivering packaging with vibrant graphics that preserves even the finest details.

    The HP PageWide C500 utilizes HP CV150 Water-Based Inks, which contain no UV-reactive chemistries. These true water-based inks allow corrugated converters to print primary and secondary food-related packaging without an additional barrier.2 This robust and trusted solution enables compliance with the most stringent global food safety regulations and industry guidelines.


    1. Based on HP Internal analysis and independent market data, and compared to the HP Indigo WS6800 Digital Press.
    2. HP CV150 water based inks intended for printing on external side of corrugated packaging, including primary packaging (sometimes referred to as ‘Food Contact Packaging’ in US). 3rd party (Intertek) World-Wide Statement of Regulatory Listing available for HP CV150 water based inks, based on Tenax migration testing on E-flute corrugated packaging. Contact HP for additional information.

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