HP to Unveil 10 Digital Presses, Including 29" HP Indigo at drupa
Other key innovations include automated detection of print defects in real time, special on-press effects for high-value applications such as raised print and textured effects that simulate embossing, and light black ink for improved monochrome photo images.
Other new HP Indigo commercial presses include:
• The HP Indigo 5600, an enhanced version of the HP Indigo 5500 with a higher top speed of 90 ppm in EPM, a one-shot mode for printing on synthetic substrates, and greater application range to generate higher revenues with lower total cost.
• The HP Indigo W7250, with 33 percent higher speeds – up to 320 ppm in EPM and 960 ppm in monochrome.
The HP Indigo 7600 press, in beta testing at six sites worldwide, will be commercially available at drupa. The HP Indigo 5600 is available immediately, and the HP Indigo W7250 will be available at drupa. Most new features will be upgradable from existing HP Indigo models to protect customers’ investments.
MIS, workflow and finishing solutions
New solutions for in-line and near-line finishing automation include dedicated finishing equipment for the HP Indigo 10000 from solution partners Horizon and MBO.
New workflow solutions include HP SmartStream Production Center for managing large job volumes through comprehensive production processes, as well as updated versions of HP SmartStream Production Pro DFE and HP SmartStream Director.
Increasing its offering of more than 3,000 certified media types for HP Indigo presses, HP has added four HP Indigo preferred media partner agreements with Sappi, Avery Dennison, Mitsubishi and ArjoWiggins Graphics, extending customer choice and the ability to create differentiated applications.
HP also now offers HP Hiflex cloud-based software solutions, including MIS and Web-to-print solutions, as a result of its recent acquisition of Hiflex. HP Hiflex solutions address most application areas, including commercial printing, sign and display, publishing, and direct mail.