HP Showcasing Upgraded Digital Press Solutions And More

HP Announces Upgraded Packaging Solutions And More

Two years since its successful launch, the HP Indigo 100K digital press has amassed over 120 presses in the field. The press enables improved productivity and efficiency for print service providers while maintaining the HP Indigo digital benefits, leading more pages to be printed digitally.

HP Indigo is showcasing its latest innovations, including the upgraded HP Indigo 100K digital press – which is making its first show appearance – at Printing United in Las Vegas. In addition, HP is also showcasing the HP Indigo 15K digital press and HP Indigo 6K digital press.

Over 50% of the HP Indigo 100K install base have printed more than 100k impressions in one shift of eight hours (70% net printing time), with some having reached up to 130k impressions in a single shift. This uptick in customer momentum is complemented by upgrades and new capabilities, which will be presented at Printing United, including a 5th ink station for special effect inks (such as LLK and spot inks for brands), and an Auto Pallet Replacement (APR) system assuring continuous stacking, reduced labour and an increase in overall press utilisation.

Tailored for commercial and photo printers seeking to grow their business, the HP Indigo 15K digital press offers broad versatility with a wide ink set (a range of 15 different HP Indigo ElectroInks). With over 1200 Series 4 presses operating in over 70 countries worldwide, more than 70% of Series 4 customers use unique capabilities to create high value applications and develop new business opportunities.

The HP Indigo 6K digital press is a narrow-web digital printing press for labels and packaging production, delivering high productivity, wide versatility, and intelligent colour automation, while saving 80% – 90% set up media compared to Flexo. Over 1400 label converters globally have at least one HP Indigo 6K digital press.

HP Indigo will feature its wide array of solutions, covering production monitoring and management, workflow automation, colour matching, variable data printing (VDP) and more. Visitors will be exposed to PrintOS, HP’s print production operating system, which now has more than 21,000 users – reflecting 25% year-on-year growth.

The usage of PrintOS continues to grow as more customers use cloud computing and remote operations, with this unique platform enabling them to implement Industry 4.0 solutions daily. HP customers are leveraging different innovative automation tools to maximise productivity and efficiency and over 70% of the HP Indigo 100K digital press install base are already using HP PrintOS ColorBeat, saving upwards of one hour per day in production time.

On the service side, HP will be showcasing HP xRServices, having reached a major milestone of 200 users. Developed to support faster and better uptime, the solution is designed to transform the collaboration between press operators and HP customer care via mixed reality. Previously, HP released Remote Assist, allowing HP customer care to assist customers through the advanced features of remote guidance.

HP PageWide Web Press T485 HD

HP Inc also announced the newest high-volume production inkjet web press, the HP PageWide Web Press T485 HD with HP Brilliant Ink. This PageWide Web Press is designed to deliver on a wide range of applications including commercial, direct mail, publishing and transactional, providing print service providers (PSPs) the versatility to meet the needs of their customers on uncoated and coated papers.

‘We are excited to announce the expansion of our PageWide portfolio with HP Brilliant Ink. This new HP PageWide press offers Print Service Providers brilliant quality while printing at amazing speeds,’ said Annette Friskopp, Global Head and General Manager at HP PageWide. ‘The HP PageWide T485 HD with HP Brilliant Ink was designed to provide offset-class quality and to help increase return on investment for our customers, allowing them to improve their profitability and growth.’

HP Brilliant ink enables a wider, more vivid colour gamut and allows users to print directly to coated and uncoated offset media. Users can print up to 244mpm (800 feet pm) mono and colour in Performance mode. This productive inkjet offers reliable printing at speeds over 400,000 pages per hour in full colour.

The 106.60cm (42 inch) press offers flexibility to produce a broader range of applications on various media types and formats, allowing customers to grow their business and expand into new applications. These applications go beyond traditional direct mail and books and can include flyers, brochures, self-mailers, posters, banners, journals, magazines, catalogues and newspapers.

The HP PageWide Web Press T485 HD with HP Brilliant Ink is available for sale as an upgrade to existing PageWide T400 series presses and for new orders, with expected product availability in the first half of 2023.

The HP PageWide Web Press T485 HD with HP Brilliant Ink is available for sale as an upgrade to existing PageWide T400 series presses and for new orders, with expected product availability in the first half of 2023.

HP PageWide Web Press T250 HD Innovations

The HP PageWide Web Press T250 HD remains an important part of the HP PageWide portfolio. HP continues to improve it with enhanced productivity has announced a new 244mpm (800 fpm) mono mode.

This latest enhancement to the T250 HD enables a 60% productivity improvement for monochrome applications. With an impressive 90-million page duty cycle per month, this upgrade allows existing PageWide T250 HD customers to produce 1250 x 300 page, 6 x 9 book blocks per hour.

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