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HP has unveiled a new Indigo digital press and outlined a raft of other updates to its machinery and consumables portfolios. The manufacturer said the new Indigo 6900 increases the addressable label market while offering higher revenue per metre. Features include Pack Ready for Labels, for the production of high-resistance labels for food, household, chemical, and pharma labels, and integration with the Gem single-pass digital embellishment line for labels.
“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 HP Inc global head of Graphics Solutions Business, Santi Morera.
HP also provided an update on its PageWide C500 sheetfed, single-pass press. The company said the machine will be fully integrated with Kiwiplan, an MIS provider for corrugated and rigid packaging, to keep it running at optimum capacity while helping customers to save time and costs through production and supply chain efficiency.
HP has also announced the commercial availability of the Pack Ready Laminator for its Indigo 20000 flexible packaging press. Supplied by Karlville, HP said this eliminates the use of adhesives, which allows for immediate time-to-market of Indigo digitally printed flexible packaging.
The Indigo 30000 has also been upgraded to enable dozens of folding carton jobs per day and up to one million B2 sheets per month. New security features include micro-text and micro QR-codes, and there are also new automatic mass customisation and personalisation capabilities.
HP added its Indigo 12000 HD digital press is now commercially available, and that the previously revealed Indigo 50000 is now accompanied by a robust finishing system for the cost-effective printing of offset jobs.