An upgrade on its existing Indigo 12000 B2 press, the new 12000 HD digital press, uses new high-definition writing heads to double image resolution to 1,625dpi, which HP said delivers sharper, smoother and finer print. “We see more and more graphics businesses reinventing with HP digital.
These new technologies can help PSPs address a wider range of commercial printing applications and open new revenue streams,” commented general manager for HP Graphics Solutions Business Santi Morena. “With the new HP Indigo High Definition Imaging technology, the output is much higher quality than any competing digital solution and can even surpass the caliber of offset printing.”
The new high definition imaging system, which incorporates new software and writing heads, will also be readily available for retrofitting onto most HP Indigo 10000 and 12000 presses. The four-colour Indigo 12000 was launched in 2016 and can print at speeds of up to 4,600sph on sheets up to 750x350mm.
Also, HP has also announced the commercial availability of the HP Indigo 50000 B1 digital press, following successful beta customer testing at Creel Printing in the US. The oversized duplex B1 press can print 42m/min in colour and 142m/min in mono on virtually any type of paper; and is designed for ‘high-coverage’, high-volume printing, making it possible to move more jobs from offset to digital.