For the first time ever, HP Indigo will showcase its HP Indigo WS6800 digital press in India at Labelexpo India to be held from October 29 to November 1 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.
The HP Indigo WS6800 digital Press, the third generation of HP Indigo’s WS6000 digital press series, offers high productivity, versatility and advanced color management.
According to HP’s estimate, the HP Indigo WS6800 helps customers reach high productivity and reduce time spent preparing color profiles and Pantone color matching by up to 75 percent with a new inline spectrophotometer. Using closed-loop control, the spectrophotometer eliminates the need for manual color calibrations and adjustments. An expanded frame with increased width from 317mm to 320mm allows for higher press output and reduced costs.
Label converters can produce up to 131 linear ft/min in color using Enhanced Productivity Mode (EPM). Providing improved efficiency in the converting of shrink-sleeves, high-slip HP Indigo ElectroInk White reduces production steps with single pass sleeve production. HP Indigo ElectroInk Silver gives labels a metallic look similar to UV flexo silver inks and can be used as a spot or base color on a range of label applications, including paint, automotive, household chemicals, nutraceuticals and soft drinks.
The HP Indigo WS6800 supports the HP SmartStream Labels and Packaging Workflow Suite 4.1, powered by Esko. This workflow suite provides consistent repeat job control and advanced decision-making tools to help select suitable jobs for EPM. A new, high-definition 223 lines per inch (lpi) screen provides increased color gamut space.
Initial shipments of the HP Indigo WS6800 digital press are underway and its features are expected to be available as optional field upgrades in early 2015.