Labelexpo Europe 2019: HP Indigo launches new solutions for labels and packaging

HP at Labelexpo Europe 2019 demonstrated new solutions across the HP Indigo digital portfolio of presses, workflow and partner solutions, offering label and packaging converters new ways to grow business with more innovative products and higher efficiency.

27 Sep 2019 | By Rahul Kumar

Alon Bar-Shany, general manager, HP Indigo during the media briefing

“HP Indigo labels and packaging production offers a world of profitable applications at the highest quality, helping HP Indigo customers outpace market growth and double print volume every four years,” said Alon Bar-Shany, general manager, HP Indigo. “Converters are investing in a digital future with HP Indigo, operating more than 2000 presses worldwide.”

At the exhibition, HP Indigo and Karlville unveiled a new solution to optimise pouch production for HP Indigo digital printing, allowing immediate time-to-market for short and medium runs. The HP Indigo digital pouch factory demo makes its debut at the show with the HP Indigo 20000 digital press and Karlville pack ready lamination and pouch making machines. The turnkey solution makes it easy to enter the market to deliver pouches on-demand, more sustainably, while complying with food packaging regulations. HP Indigo ElectroInks can be used for food-packaging applications and are free of UV-reactive chemistries.

The HP Indigo 8000 digital press, the industry’s most productive narrow-web press, is enabling converters to be more productive by moving medium run length, multi-SKU and time-sensitive jobs from flexo to HP Indigo.

Visitors to the HP stand can see press printing at up to 80 m (262 ft) per minute, as well as survey one-shift towers of production printed by Interket of the Netherlands and L’Eperon of France, winners of HP Indigo 8000 Challenge. Many HP Indigo 8000 users are printing some 20,000 meters per shift, with an 85,000-meter one-day record set recently in Asia.