HP has introduced the new HP Indigo 200K Digital Press, developed to give digital flexible converters a competitive edge with better productivity, on-demand delivery, no minimum orders, unique designs, reduced energy consumption and minimal waste.
The new press is based on field-proven digital technology for digital flexible packaging and a successful install base of over 300 HP Indigo 25K digital presses, series 4, worldwide.
The new series 5, HP Indigo 200K digital press, prints up to 56m/min increasing the productivity of high-margin, sustainable short runs of digital flexible packaging to be delivered in days.
“The HP Indigo 200K is a mid-web digital press especially designed for converters addressing the needs of brands in flexible packaging, but it also serves the growing requirements of the label and shrink sleeve industries for higher productivity and wider format,” HP Indigo and Scitex vice-president and general manager Noam Zilbershtain said.
“Flexible Packaging is a growing market, and as HP Indigo customers are growing much faster than the market, I have no doubt that the HP Indigo 200K digital press will open the door for more flexo converters who want to join the success and reign in industry 4.0.”
According to the company, the HP Indigo 200K digital press offers a 30 per cent increase in speed and a 45 per cent boost in productivity compared to the HP Indigo 25K.
Featuring gravure-matching colour quality based on the HP Indigo Liquid Electro Photography (LEP) and One-Shot Color technologies, the new press offers the broadest range of ElectroInks.
It is designed to print high-coverage packages with white on most industrial substrates, both surface and reverse. Additional business opportunities include unique brand protection elements.
The HP Indigo 200K features HP Indigo’s PrintOS software automation capabilities for batching, ganging, and variable data, as well as faster, accurate colour match and workflow. It adds automation tools for operator efficiency, coupled with sustainable production, circular packaging and food packaging safety.
Following the announcement of UK-based Sirane Group as one of the press’ first beta customers, Peter Ralten, commercial and business development director, said, “At Sirane, we have been looking into digital print for a while now, realising it is where the future lies.
“The HP Indigo 200K digital press, with its incredible increase in productivity, opens new business opportunities for us. With the unmatched HP Indigo quality and versatility, we can’t wait to see the results of adding it to our portfolio.”
All regional enquiries can be directed to Currie Group, the authorised HP distributor in Australia and New Zealand.