Digital is changing the economics of the graphics industry

With the largest exhibit space at the show, HP featured more than 50 digital printing solutions from across its portfolio highlighting the innovation, speed, performance and power of digital printing.

“Digital innovations are redefining the role of printing and changing the economics of the graphics industry. HP’s range of digital printing solutions introduced at drupa has been designed to inspire and empower print service providers (PSPs) to reinvent their possibilities,” says Mike Salfity, general manager and global head, HP Graphics Solutions Business.

Digital press for corrugated board printing

The new HP PageWide C500, an industrial post-print corrugated solution powered by HP PageWide Technology, is designed to integrate into a standard production environment, from large integrated packaging converters with centralized or distributed printing, to small, independent sheet plants. The press joins HP’s growing portfolio of digital solutions for packaging from thin films to cartons and corrugated. HP plans to start testing the HP PageWide C500 Press at customer sites in 2017, and the press is expected to be commercially available in 2018.

Indigo Digital Combination Printing

This new concept incorporates HP Indigo print and digital embellishments in one press, creating a fully-digital, single-pass solution to deliver labels and packaging production.
HP Indigo Digital Combination Printing adds digital embellishments to the printing pass, enabling a fully digital production line with a single point of control for labels including foil, spot varnish, and tactile silk screen-like effects.
According to HP, this one-pass solution brings the full advantages of digital print to label embellishment processes. Indigo’s digital combination printing will support multiple levels of production capacity: up to 40 meters a minute for the HP Indigo WS6800 Digital Press and 80 meters a minute on the HP Indigo 8000 Digital Press.

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