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HP releases new solutions for digital printing

April 1, 2024  By PrintAction Staff

The HP Indigo 120K digital press.

Ahead of Drupa 2024, HP unveils a series of digital printing presses and smart solutions for commercial printing and labels and packaging industries.

“We’re committed to unlocking profitable and sustainable growth for our customers,” said Haim Levit, SVP and division president of HP Industrial Print. ” Our LEP, LEPx, and inkjet technologies have improved in terms of quality, versatility, productivity, sustainability, and economics and our commitment and significant investment into continuous innovation has enabled over 8,000 printers and converters to expand their businesses and grow sustainably. HP has been a digital transformation leader for more than 30 years, and our digital printing technology has established the gold standard in commercial print and labels and packaging production.”

The newly launched HP Indigo 120K Digital Press reduces human touchpoints and enables multi-press operation by a single operator. The new press is set to deliver offset-matching image quality, flexible job routing between offset and digital, and an ECO mode option for reduced carbon footprint.

The new HP Indigo 18K Digital Press handles a wide range of print applications with a single B2 digital press. It has advanced AI features like auto recovery and proactive alerts.

The HP Indigo 7K Secure Digital Press enables workflows tailor-made for security production lines.

“As the printing industry embraces automation and digitalization, HP Indigo empowers customers with unprecedented levels of productivity, efficiency, versatility, quality, and cost-effectiveness,” said Noam Zilbershtain, VP and GM, HP Indigo and Scitex. ” Our portfolio defines the industry standard for automation and sustainability, reflecting HP’s vision for the print production floor.”

“We’re also excited to announce that today HP will roll out general commercial availability of the HP Indigo V12 Digital Press, the fastest narrow web digital press on the market and first press to utilize new innovative LEPx technology7. Commercial availability comes after successful beta site installations including Brook + Whittle, a leader in sustainable packaging and digital printing in the U.S.,” added Zilbershtain.

HP also introduces an updated print production automation ecosystem with HP Indigo PQ Maestro wizard to optimize press performance; Preflight, an AI-based decision-making tool that automatically predicts the suitability of the best-fit print mode by learning customers preferences; and AAA 2.0 (Auto Alert Agent) advanced, a machine-learning algorithm that increases print productivity with zero human intervention.

“By using AAA 2.0 we experience a significant reduction in production time, saving 1 hour for every 80,000 impressions. This not only enhances our operational efficiency, but also drastically reduces customer complaints and returns by five to seven per cent,” highlighted Andreas Organzidis, head of color digital printing, Elanders.

HP introduces Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) in collaboration with MoviĜo Robotics to automate media transfer.

HP also unveils enhancements to its PageWide Plus Package, which includes a Performance Economy Color (EC) Mode that uses less colour ink and on press colour profiling. HP also announces two new additional capabilities to the HP PageWide Advantage 2200 web inkjet press. Printers can use thicker substrates up to 320 gsm/18pt. Another capability is magnetic ink character recognition for transactional print systems.

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