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The new math of label printing

HP Indigo V12 Digital Press is the first press to utilize the new industry-altering LEPx technology. A narrow-web label press, printing at 120 linear meters per min with all the capabilities of HP Indigo’s technology for label production.

EXPLORE LEPx

Highest earning power1

Use powerful V12 throughput to replace multiple flexopresses and their overhead.

Rooted in an industry winning formula

Cutting-edge LEPx technology elevates your operation with breakthrough efficiencies built on proven HP Indigo capabilities.

(Video) HP Indigo V12 Digital Press: Virtual Demo | Indigo Digital Presses | HP

Profitability meets sustainability

Producing most of your job basket on an HP Indigo digital press fleet is more cost effective and enables brands to meet their sustainability goals.

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The HP Indigo V12 Digital Press

The new HP Indigo V12 is the first press to utilize the new LEPx technology. A narrow-web label press that prints at 120Lm/min.

The HP Indigo V12 Digital Press

The new HP Indigo V12 is the first press to utilize the new LEPx technology. A narrow-web label press that prints at 120Lm/min.

DFE and color automation tools

Use Hunkeler 22” UW8 next generation unwinders or solutions from other partners designed to support media weights up to 300 gsm.

In-line priming unit

Two BIDs per imagine engine

Change inks on the fly and choose from hundreds of possible ink combinations.

New photo conductor designed to maximize life-span and utilization

Includes 6 imaging engines, working in parallel

Each, generating a single impression.

LED based writing head delivering HD quality at 1600 DPI

HP Indigo V12 engine is based on HP Indigo LEPx technology

Print at 120 Linear meter per min – comparable to analog print speeds.

12 ElectroInk stations

12 ink stations and use of spot colors, enable 97% of PANTONE® colors with perfect Color-to-color registration. All color separations are transferred simultaneously in a single pass on the substrate, for repeatable accuracy

User interface

Leverage intuitive user Interfaces to streamline tasks and operate the press with a single person. Designed with press operators for the next generation of press operators.

Complete ecosystem

Benefit from the perks of partnership, including global service and support, workflow optimization offerings, brand engagement services, business development and more

DFE and color automation tools

Use Hunkeler 22” UW8 next generation unwinders or solutions from other partners designed to support media weights up to 300 gsm.

(Video) HP Indigo V12 Digital Press | The New Math of Label Printing

In-line priming unit

Two BIDs per imagine engine

Change inks on the fly and choose from hundreds of possible ink combinations.

New photo conductor designed to maximize life-span and utilization

Includes 6 imaging engines, working in parallel

Each, generating a single impression.

LED based writing head delivering HD quality at 1600 DPI

HP Indigo V12 engine is based on HP Indigo LEPx technology

Print at 120 Linear meter per min – comparable to analog print speeds.

12 ElectroInk stations

12 ink stations and use of spot colors, enable 97% of PANTONE® colors with perfect Color-to-color registration. All color separations are transferred simultaneously in a single pass on the substrate, for repeatable accuracy

User interface

Leverage intuitive user Interfaces to streamline tasks and operate the press with a single person. Designed with press operators for the next generation of press operators.

Benefit from the perks of partnership, including global service and support, workflow optimization offerings, brand engagement services, business development and more

End-to-end solutions

  • PrintOSx

  • Finishing Partners

  • ElectroInks

Print Care

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Manage press operations with on-press self-guided resolution and automated solutions.

Predictive Press Care

Provides innovative technology that helps you predict potential issues before they occur. Our experts will contact you with issue resolution and corrective actions, before production is impacted.

HP PrintOSX Production Pro server for Indigo Labels & Packaging

The most advanced Labels & Packaging Digital Front End (DFE) we have ever created, supporting even the most challenging workflows.

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Drive efficient and profitable production and create applications that will stand-out on the shelf, using partner solutions for HP Indigo labels and packaging presses. The combination of HP’s leading technology and workflow software with finishing partners’ solutions enable print service providers to produce profitable applications such as labels, in-mold labels, shrink sleeves, flexible packaging, and folding cartons.

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HP Indigo Labels

HP Indigo’s latest label portfolio is pushing the limits of label production further than ever before, creating the label factory of the future.

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Bring your business into the circular economy today and prepare to excel in the new way that print will be done.

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  1. 400% higher throughput per headcount. Based on internal HP analysis January 2020, comparing this press with a single operator and 70% utilization toflexowith 2 operators and 35% utilization.
  2. The digital industry’s widest range of inks and largest range of substrates compared to major digital printing competitors as of January 2020, based on internal HP analysis.
  3. Selected HP IndigoElectroInkswere tested forcompostabilityagainst leading standards, and can be used, under certain limitations, as an ink for printing compostable packages (Industrial and Home Composting). For details on approved inks and allowed limits, please contact the HP Indigo team for more information.
  4. Food products and packaging are a highly regulated sector, with varying requirements depending on where they are placed on the market. Therefore, converters are reminded to ensure that all materials utilized in the printing process are suited for the intended application and its conditions of use, and that the printing is performed in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices. HP Indigo compliance with food packaging regulations: FDA, Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations for indirect food contact; Swiss Ordinance on Materials and Articles in Contact with Food, RS 817.023.21; EUPIA Guideline on Printing Inks Applied to the Non-Food Contact Surface of Food Packaging Materials and Articles (November 2011); Council of Europe ResolutionResAP(2005/2) for indirect food contact; Nestlé Guidance Note on Packaging Inks, exclusion lists for indirect food contact; German Food Law and Article 3 of the EU framework regulation 1935/2004, for non-food contact.

The digital label factory of the future

Rooted in an industry-winning formula

Profitability meets predictability

Maximize efficiency, minimize waste, and become unstoppable with non-stop production to keep your business thriving.Deliver the highest production speeds for entire job baskets with up to 4X higher throughput per headcount.1

  • Deliver the highest production speeds for entire job baskets with up to 4X higher throughput per headcount.1
  • Print up to 120 linear meters per minute—comparable to analog print speeds.
  • Change inks on-the-fly and choose from tens of possible ink combos with any of the 12 on-press ink stations.
  • Maximize utilization of the press with our Digital Front End and color and pre-press automation solutions.

It took a press with 100% HP Indigo technology, for Indigo to outdo itself—pushing the limits of label printing again. Cutting-edge LEPx technology elevates your entire operation with breakthrough efficiencies built on proven HP Indigo capabilities.

  • Use the widest range of easily interchangeable digital color, specialty, and functional inks.2
  • Largest range of substrates2 from 12-micron unsupported film to 18-pt board, with integrated inline primer.
  • Market-leading print quality at 1600 dpi, including color accuracy, consistency, and repeatability.
  • Help brand sustainability—reduce waste and energy consumption, use certified compostable packaging inks.3

If you never thought producing entire job baskets on a digital press could be so cost effective, think again! HP Indigo technology makes this possibility your new reality.

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  • Produce full job baskets with a lower overall production cost than flexo.4
  • Reduce your hundreds of thousands of dollars of overhead spending on mechanical pre/post-press, storage, etc.
  • Ensure profitability with job costing that doesn’t depend on specific job graphics, coverage, or quality.
  • One operator production line with inline converting from ABG Intl5; run any job at a single known speed.

FAQs

What type of printing is HP Indigo? ›

Digital offset printing is the term used to describe the HP Indigo process. It uses a heated blanket, much like in offset printing, before transferring the ink onto the substrate using pressure.

What type of printer is an indigo? ›

It uses a proprietary printing process which is similar to the process used in laser printers, but with special electrostatically charged inks instead of toner, and without using a fuser, using instead a heated transfer roller to melt the charged ink particles before applying them to the paper.

How does an Indigo printer work? ›

HP Indigo uses a blanket to transfer ink to media. The blanket is heated, melting and blending the ElectroInk particles into a smooth film. This produces an image that is completely defined on the blanket, transferred to the substrate by direct contact.

Can HP Indigo print white? ›

Not only does the HP Indigo press supply the highest quality digital print, it also has advanced capabilities. It can print white and metallic inks such as gold and silver.

How much is an HP Indigo press? ›

ADITIONAL INFORMATION
Dimensions (H x W x D)81.7" x 155.5" x 89.8"
Weight5,886 lbs
Speed55 - 75 PPM, 75 + PPM
PropertiesCopier-Printer-Scan-fax
Msrp$415,000

What is the price of HP printer? ›

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What's digital printing? ›

Digital printing refers to methods of printing from a digital-based image directly to a variety of media. Meaning: It goes directly from your PDF file, for instance, straight to the digital printer. There is no need to create any plates, and setup time is a fraction of the time offset printing would take.

What is offset printing process? ›

Offset printing, also called offset lithography, is a method of mass-production printing in which the images on metal plates are transferred (offset) to rubber blankets or rollers and then to the print media. The print media, usually paper, does not come into direct contact with the metal plates.

What is HP Indigo certified? ›

RIT's HP Indigo certification program enables media manufacturers, suppliers and HP Indigo digital press owners to evaluate compatibility with HP Indigo Digital Offset Color™ presses.

Is HP Indigo ink environmentally friendly? ›

The award confirms that packaging and other materials printed with Indigo Electroinks biodegrade in accordance with EN 13432, the European standard for compostability.

What is liquid electrophotography? ›

Liquid electrophotography (LEP) is a “thermal offset” process created by Indigo to use a liquid toner. An electrostatically charged Photo Imaging Plate (PIP) mounted on the imaging cylinder is scanned by laser diodes controlled by the RIP (raster image processing) software.

Can HP Indigo print Pantone? ›

HP Indigo provides a number of color profiles in the DFE that can be used for different applications in the press (e.g. Pantone matching, photo applications, etc.)

Which printer is best in HP? ›

  • Best HP Printer. HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdw. SEE PRICE. Amazon.com. SEE PRICE. ...
  • Best Upper Mid-Range HP Printer. HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e. SEE PRICE. Amazon.com. SEE PRICE. ...
  • Best Mid-Range HP Printer. HP OfficeJet Pro 6978. SEE PRICE. Amazon.com. SEARCH. ...
  • Best Budget HP Printer. HP DeskJet 3755. SEE PRICE. Amazon.com. SEE PRICE.
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Which printer is best to buy? ›

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  • Best Home Printer. Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8550. ...
  • Best Upper Mid-Range Home Printer. Epson EcoTank ET-3850. ...
  • Best Mid-Range Home Printer. Brother MFC-J4335DW. ...
  • Best Budget Home Printer. Brother MFC-J1205W. ...
  • Best Cheap Home Printer. Canon PIXMA MG3620. ...
  • Best Monochrome Home Printer.
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Which company printer is best? ›

The 4 Best Printer Brands - Fall 2022 Reviews
  • Brother. Brother MFC-J4335DW. SEE PRICE. Amazon.com. SEE PRICE. BestBuy.com. ...
  • Canon. Canon PIXMA TR8620a. SEE PRICE. Amazon.com. SEE PRICE. BestBuy.com. ...
  • Epson. Epson EcoTank ET-3850. SEE PRICE. Amazon.com. SEE PRICE. BestBuy.com. ...
  • HP. HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e. SEE PRICE. Amazon.com. SEE PRICE.

How long does digital printing last? ›

Print TechnologyDisplay Permanence (Glass Protected)
Digital Silver Halide17-40 years, dependingon brand
Ink Jet100+ years for some branded ink/papers; but less than 5 years for other combinations
Dye Sublimation4-8 years lightfastness (one brand: 26 years)

Is digital printing easy? ›

There are no stages between the finished digital image and the printing process, making it much quicker and easier than traditional printing methods.

Does digital printing last? ›

Durability - Digital prints can deteriorate as you wash your clothes, especially if you are washing with hot water. While screen printing does not have this problem, if done correctly, your print will retain its color and vibrancy for a long time.

Which is better digital or offset printing? ›

In general, offset printing is regarded as being of higher quality; however, digital printing has made strides in respect to quality and two copies of the same design - one via offset printing, the other via digital printing - may appear identical to the untrained eye.

Is offset printing better than digital printing? ›

Offset printing is the original, durable, and time-tested option. It's best for large to massive, cost-effective print runs. Plus, it guarantees excellent color options and the broadest range of surface print materials. Digital printing is a lightweight, cost-effective option for smaller quantity print runs.

What type of paper is used for offset printing? ›

Offset paper or offset printing paper is a type of woodfree paper, comparable to book paper, that is primarily used in offset lithography for printing books, magazines, manuals, catalogs, posters, calendars, flyers, letterheads, publication interior sheets, brochures, and envelopes.

What is Indigo certified? ›

HP Indigo certified substrates and media have undergone rigorous testing to ensure the substrate's surface chemistry is compatible with HP's ElectroInk technology. HP ElectroInk technology directs the ink electronically using charged particles in the ink.

How long does it take for a printer cartridge to decompose? ›

350 million printer cartridges are disposed of in landfill worldwide each year. The plastic that is contained within the casing of a printer cartridge can take up to 1,000 years to decompose.

Is HP ink safe to compost? ›

HP inkjet inks are water-based and free of the heavy metals cadmium, mercury, lead, and chromium that are typically of most concern in the environment. However, HP inks have not been evaluated for suitability in composting systems.

Is HP Indigo Ink recyclable? ›

HP Indigo prints can be recycled into many useful fiber-based materials. Some recycling applications also require deinking (separation of ink from the fibers and polymers), and HP Indigo prints can be deinked in relevant recycling applications that require ink removal.

What is the difference between LED and laser printers? ›

The difference between the two printer technologies lies in how they illuminate the drum: Laser printers use a laser beam that tracks back and forth across the drum, while LED printers use an array of LEDs that flash the entire line all at once.

What does inkjet mean in a printer? ›

An inkjet printer is a computer peripheral that produces hard copies of a text document or photo by spraying droplets of ink onto paper. A typical inkjet printer can produce color printing copies with a resolution of 1200 x 1440 dpi.

What are the 5 process of electrophotography? ›

An electrophotographic printer consists of six processes: charging, exposure, developing, transfer, fusing and cleaning1.

Can you print Pantone colors digitally? ›

Colors set up as Pantone swatches in a design program cannot simply be printed using a process printer. If you leave the conversion up to the printer or digital front end, it will attempt to translate your spot colors into combinations of cyan, magenta, yellow and black ink in a 4-color process.

Can digital printers print Pantone? ›

Digital printing uses CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key*), so although the latest digital printing processes can get near, they will not create an exact Pantone Colour match.

What's digital printing? ›

Digital printing is the process of printing digital-based images directly onto a variety of media substrates. There is no need for a printing plate, unlike with offset printing.

What is offset printing process? ›

Offset printing, also called offset lithography, is a method of mass-production printing in which the images on metal plates are transferred (offset) to rubber blankets or rollers and then to the print media. The print media, usually paper, does not come into direct contact with the metal plates.

How long does digital printing last? ›

Print TechnologyDisplay Permanence (Glass Protected)
Digital Silver Halide17-40 years, dependingon brand
Ink Jet100+ years for some branded ink/papers; but less than 5 years for other combinations
Dye Sublimation4-8 years lightfastness (one brand: 26 years)

Is digital printing easy? ›

There are no stages between the finished digital image and the printing process, making it much quicker and easier than traditional printing methods.

Does digital printing last? ›

Durability - Digital prints can deteriorate as you wash your clothes, especially if you are washing with hot water. While screen printing does not have this problem, if done correctly, your print will retain its color and vibrancy for a long time.

Which is better digital or offset printing? ›

In general, offset printing is regarded as being of higher quality; however, digital printing has made strides in respect to quality and two copies of the same design - one via offset printing, the other via digital printing - may appear identical to the untrained eye.

Is offset printing better than digital printing? ›

Offset printing is the original, durable, and time-tested option. It's best for large to massive, cost-effective print runs. Plus, it guarantees excellent color options and the broadest range of surface print materials. Digital printing is a lightweight, cost-effective option for smaller quantity print runs.

What type of paper is used for offset printing? ›

Offset paper or offset printing paper is a type of woodfree paper, comparable to book paper, that is primarily used in offset lithography for printing books, magazines, manuals, catalogs, posters, calendars, flyers, letterheads, publication interior sheets, brochures, and envelopes.

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