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Labels Plus 19 HP expands flexible packaging and folding carton opportunities Setting a new productivity benchmark in digital narrow-web printing, the HP Indigo 8000 Digital Press, offers high-volume converters end-to-end label production at speeds up to 80mpm. Working in-line or off-line with an ABG FAST Track semi-rotary die cut unit, the press provides an efficient all-digital workflow as well as real-time quality assurance, using AVT inspection technology. Steve Donegal, country manager for Indigo at HP South Pacific, said: “With today’s announcement, converters are uniquely positioned to redefine labels and packaging standards with greater productivity, versatility and turnaround times for a wide range of applications.” The HP Indigo 8000, WS6800 and 20000 Digital Presses support HP Indigo ElectroInk Premium White, a versatile new ink that helps converters deliver a wider range of opacity levels. Additionally, the HP Indigo 8000, WS6800 and 20000 Digital Presses feature a new colour automation package, that perfects colour accuracy, consistency and repeatability, enabling converters to reach any brand colour in minutes. Next-level flexible packaging options open new business opportunities The HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press now features an upgrade package that enables: • Compatibility with new substrates, such as polyethylene and stretchable materials, for a wider range of high-volume flexible packaging, shrink sleeve, and in-mold and pressure- sensitive label applications, including lids and laminated tubes. • New colour capabilities, allowing advanced colour matching and colour consistency across jobs, presses and sites. • Faster turnarounds than previously possible with HP Indigo Pack Ready Lamination, which eliminates cure time, enabling immediate time to market. • Support for the new HP Indigo ElectroInk Premium White in high-concentration 20-kilogram ink pails for industrial-scale productivity. Optimised converting solutions from Comexi, AB Graphics, Karville and other partners provide faster near-line and in-line finishing as well as reduced waste and shorter set-up times. Higher productivity and new substrates for folding cartons The HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press upgrade package, increases productivity and enables dozens of folding carton jobs per day. The press allows new high-margin opportunities with synthetic media as well as metallised boards, polyvinyl chloride, polypropylene and polyethylene terephthalate materials. Plus new and improved security features, such as micro text and barcodes. Designed especially for in-line finishing with the HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press, the TRESU iCoat 30000 now offers protective and spot varnish in one pass as well as new embellishment capabilities with gold, silver and other high- viscosity flexo inks. The 30000 is also compatible with HP partner converting solutions for inspection, creasing, folding and gluing. Integration with AVT’s in-line inspection system ensures error-free production, automatically ejecting defective sheets. The HP Indigo 8000 Digital Press and the HP Indigo WS6800, 20000 and 30000 Digital Press upgrades will be commercially available in 2016. All HP Indigo digital presses offer HP PrintOS connectivity, allowing customers to monitor print status remotely as well as track and improve production performance over time. HP PrintOS is expected to be available for customers in Australia in the second half of 2016. Since drupa 2012, HP customers have more than doubled HP Indigo WS6000 series Digital Press installations to 1,000+ units and have installed more than 80 HP Indigo 20000 and 30000 Digital Presses. HP is showcasing a number of new and upgraded solutions at drupa 2016. It has announced the HP Indigo 8000 Digital Press, a digital narrow-web press, offering end-to-end label production at double the speed offered previously. The HP Indigo 8000 The HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press HStand Halle 17 H17 label.averydennison.com.au Reflecting our commitment to innovations that contribute to the environmental health of our planet, Avery Dennison continues to grow our collection of Forest Stewardship CouncilTM (FSC) certified products. FSC certified products are available across a broad range of applications including Direct Thermal, Semi Gloss, Wine and Laser. In addition, we now offer FSC certified liners for Direct Thermal and Semi Gloss Papers. These products have been designed to meet the demand of converters and brand owners seeking more sustainable labelling solutions. To find out more, contact your local Avery Dennison sales representative or visit us online at: label.averydennison.com.au Improve your Sustainability Credentials with Avery Dennison FSC® Certified Label Products Avery Dennison offers a collection of certified materials to meet sustainable application needs.
Labels Plus July 2016