HP unveils new commercial printing capabilities for HP Indigo
By PrintAction Staff
By PrintAction Staff
At IGAS Japan 2018 HP Indigo showcased several new advances designed to help printing companies boost value, quality and automate digital print production.
HP Indigo HDFM screen – The HP Indigo 12000HD Digital Press is now offering a new HP Indigo FM screening technology. Demonstrated at IGAS for the first time, HP Indigo HDFM mode places ink dots in random-like distribution, described as increasing the accuracy of ink dot placement and eliminating the appearance of rosette patterns and moiré, it explains. The result, HP says, is increased sharpness in highly detailed images and halftone text applications. HP says any HP Indigo 12000HD can benefit from this new print mode, particularly for professional and wedding photography, and any commercial application with graphical text, such as brochures, posters, invitations and more.
Silver ElectroInk for commercial printing – HP Indigo ElectroInk Silver for commercial print on the HP Indigo 7900 Digital Press was also demonstrated for the first time at IGAS. The new ink enables one-pass printing of silver applications as well as a wide gamut of metallic colors using standard papers, saving the need for metallic substrates, HP explains.
HP SmartStream Collage – HP also previewed HP SmartStream Collage, a new variable data image printing technology. Following the success of HP SmartStream Mosaic, HP SmartStream Collage aims to offer a new twist in automated, unique design by manipulating elements randomly for “unlimited brand impact” for commercial, packaging and specialty items.
Brand protection – The new HP Indigo ElectroInks UV Yellow and Blue and other solutions for anti-counterfeiting, track and trace, as well as process control, were also presented for the first time in Japan at IGAS in the HP booth security zone.
These innovations and others, HP explains, are enabled through new software upgrades being offered to HP Indigo 10000 and 7000 series customers.