HP Indigo 100K – nonstop commercial digital press
The 100K is the first in the HP Indigo Series 5, which is a new platform that delivers large print volumes due to high speeds and productivity.
HP Indigo announced the new-generation, B2 commercial printing solution, the HP Indigo 100K Digital Press. It is purportedly the world’s most productive B2 sheetfed in the market. The first press in HP Indigo Series 5, the HP Indigo 100K is designed for offset players to transition more work to digital and boost sustainability with on-demand printing.
The commercial sheetfed press is able to do nonstop printing of tens of thousands of B2 duplex sheets every day. HP had to “go back to the drawing board” for the HP Indigo 100K, which is “born to run”.
“Online printers were asking for a press that is optimised for their high capacity environment. They want a press that can do non-stop production and handle thousands of jobs per day; an offset digital press,” said Alon Bar-Shany, general manager, HP Indigo.
The HP Indigo 100K Digital Press offers nonstop duplex digital printing, enabling PSPs to deliver more than one million B2 million duplex sheets per month.
The digital press features advanced paper handling and offset-like gripper-to-gripper design for precision registration, as well as unique Indigo digital advantages, including colour automation, calibration, fast switchover between jobs and media and five-input source feeder.
Delivering 6000 sheets per hour, the HP Indigo 100K four-colour press boosts margins on short-run digital production and introduces new calculations that confirm a lower total cost of ownership.
Customer beta testing, launched before 2019 peak season, is now concluding at commercial PSPs globally, including offset players. One of the beta sites is PressUP, an Italian B2B e-commerce print service provider.
“HP Indigo 100K performance is above and beyond anything we have experienced with digital printing. The automation innovation is enabling nonstop printing, helping us deliver orders faster to our customers, opening new profit-making opportunities for our business,” said Vincenzo Cirimele, CEO of PressUP, beta tester.
The B2 HP Indigo 100K is scheduled to be available in June at drupa or later in 2020.