HP has reached the landmark of 1000 Series 4 HP Indigo presses sold since their introduction in 2012.
Series 4 includes the HP Indigo 20000 for labels and flexible packaging and the HP Indigo 30000 for folding carton applications, as well as the oversized B1 HP Indigo 50000 for commercial and photo printing and the HP Indigo 12000 HD, which has reached 50 installations worldwide, including the recent purchase of five units by Smartpress.
Ryan Printing, a New York, US print service provider, was recognized as the 1000th worldwide installation of an HP Indigo Series 4 press with its purchase of an HP Indigo 12000 HD.
Alon Bar-Shany, general manager of Indigo at HP, said: ‘Supplying 1000 presses to customers in 65 countries is an exciting milestone. The introduction of the HP Indigo B2 platform at drupa 2012 set the stage for a massive disruption in printing, prompting print service providers to re-evaluate their businesses.’
Additionally, HP Indigo’s narrow web Series 3 labels and packaging presses, including the HP Indigo 8000 and HP Indigo 6X00 series, have reached 1500 installed units.
Recent labels and packaging related developments have included:
- Digipack launching as Israel’s first all-digital flexible packaging business with an HP Indigo 20000;
- Canadian printer Rootree installing a second HP Indigo 20000 digital press, doubling its print capacity and allowing it to offer compostable flexible packaging;
- ePac installing 28 HP Indigo 20000 units in the US and LVAI installing eight in China;
- Pack Ready Lamination gaining traction in the market; and
- HP Indigo 6900 and 8000 digital press investments by the likes of Traco Packaging and Jet Labels & Packaging.
Bar-Shany concluded: ‘Today, adopters of HP Indigo technologies are enjoying double-digit growth thanks to their relentless drive to innovate and print different.’