New HP Indigo Digital Presses Increase Productivity and Simplify Color ManagementJune 20, 2014
The sheetfed HP Indigo 7800 Digital Press, which offers print providers a range of new capabilities, including the ability to print directly on synthetic substrates and plastic cards, and new color management with an in-line spectrophotometer. The 7800 is driven by HP SmartStream Production Pro Print Server Version 5 and offers HP Indigo Direct2Finish, a platform for automated and simplified near-line finishing operation. This enables automatic submission of accurate job definition format (JDF) instructions to finishing devices, reducing make-ready and turnaround time as well as reducing waste and human error.
The roll-fed HP Indigo WS6800 Digital Press offers label and packaging converters faster turnaround times through automated color management, a wider frame and new ink capabilities for expanded applications. The 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 7800 and WS6800 Digital Presses are beginning this month. HP Indigo 7800 and WS6800 features are expected to be available as optional field upgrades in early 2015.