New opportunities for customers to grow and brands to innovate in Labelexpo 2017 showcase
September 25, 2017
New opportunities with high-resistance labels
Pack Ready for Labels is a new solution supporting the production of high performance, high-resistance labels to help meet the industry’s highest standards, including for household and chemical products. It includes an upgraded Inline Priming Unit as an option on the HP Indigo WS6800 Digital Press and supplies including varnish and primer that will be sold by Michelman.
The new Inline Priming Unit also delivers enhanced press utilization, and better serviceability.
Innovation in inks
HP Indigo also announced a new HP Indigo ElectroInk Silver, now in beta customer testing. The new ink formula is capable of generating a wide gamut of metallic colors, combining metallic effects with digital capabilities in one printing process. The new ink is set to expand the application capabilities enabled by HP Indigo’s technology, and open a new field of package design opportunities for converters and brands to stand out on the shelf.
New tools for workflow and automation
The HP Indigo WS6800 together with the HP Indigo GEM will be powered by the new HP Production Pro for Indigo Labels and Packaging. With five times faster processing, HP Production Pro delivers higher productivity, scalability and simplicity for any job, including handling large volumes of variable data printing.
HP Production Pro enables converters for the first time to scale their business, and centrally manage fleets of HP Indigo label presses, while connecting the press to automation tools including HP PrintOS, MIS systems and the Esko Automation Engine QuickStart for Labels.
Also announced today, HP Indigo and Esko are beginning an enhanced cooperation following a successful 10-year relationship. HP and Esko have incorporated the Esko Color Engine into HP Production Pro and are extending the cooperation to resell the new Esko Automation Engine QuickStart for Labels, an entry-level solution that optimizes printing and allows converters to ramp up prepress productivity in a simple and cost-effective manner.
HP PrintOS new applications and features for labels and packaging released at Labelexpo include:
HP labels and packaging momentum
With more than 1500 labels and packaging presses installed worldwide, HP is leading the industry’s transformation. The latest installation of an HP Indigo 8000 Digital Press at Belmark underscores the move by converters toward fully digital production.
HP also announced the sale of the 100th HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press for flexible packaging. The 50th HP Indigo 30000 for folding cartons was recently installed at Cartoffset in France.
Brands around the world are enjoying the benefits of HP Indigo customer’s capabilities: