Drupa 2024: HP will spotlight eight automated production lines

HP has announced that its fundamental printing technologies – Indigo LEP/LEPx, the HP thermal inkjet and HP Latex will be the star attractions at Drupa 2024

28 May 2024 | By Noel D'Cunha

Noam Zilberstein, vice-president and general manager, HP Indigo and Scitex, announces the HP portfolio at Drupa as well as HP and Esko partnership to automate digital printing for packaging

HP’s senior vice president and division president for HP industrial print division, Haim Levit, said that these technologies are aimed at helping print stakeholders from across the globe accelerate their digital transformation through five key vectors – quality, versatility, productivity, cost and sustainability.

Readers will recall that in 2008, HP’s T300, the first inkjet web press, focussed on the publishing industry. In 2012, HP premiered its first B2-format sheetfed digital press – the commercial sheetfed Indigo 10000 and the other series of four presses, the web-fed Indigo 20000 for flexible packaging and the carton Indigo 30000.

In 2016, HP unveiled its enhanced press portfolio. It included the Indigo 12000, which ultimately replaced the 10000. Among the other launches were the 27-tonne Indigo 50000, which was essentially a pair of Indigo 20000 reel-fed engines; the Indigo 7900 sheetfed press, which will feature many of the same enhancements as the 12000, except the HDLA technology; the twin-engined Indigo 8000 narrow web press. It also enhanced the inkjet PageWide web presses, the 42-inch T490 HD, the mono T490 M HD, and the 22-inch T240 HD.

Between 2016 and 2024 (Drupa 2020 did not take place), HP revamped its entire Indigo portfolio, including launching Series 5 products such as the 100K, its sibling 15K, and the V12 label press, among others.

However, at Drupa 2024 in Hall 17, HP, supported by a comprehensive partner ecosystem, will spotlight eight automated production lines capable of handling 80 jobs and 25 different applications in the industrial print segment. In the large-format business, HP can also expect to showcase new solutions that meet the print service providers’ high-level demands and optimise the work process.

Additionally, HP has announced that it will share actions to deliver on its commitment to reduce emissions by 50% by 2030, decarbonising print and packaging through technologies and inventive collaboration.

“We have defined a course, and we stay committed to it. Industry transformation requires significant investments, innovation and collaboration with partners to help our customers grow profitably, and faster than the industry. As we continue to push the industry forward, I’m excited to share more about our vision to deliver the intelligent factory, underpinned by HP innovation in automation, security, and sustainability,” said Levit.

HP Indigo V12 label press