Dion Label Purchases HP Indigo Press
PALO ALTO, Calif.—HP announced that Dion Label has expanded its digital printing capacity with an HP Indigo WS6000 Digital Press to support the continued growth of its label and packaging converting business. Dion Label selected the WS6000 to accommodate the company’s growing demand for features like fast turnaround, high quality, and streamlined, multiple-SKU production.
Dion Label purchased the new press at Digital Solutions Cooperative’s annual Dscoop conference in February. According to Dion Label’s management team of John Dion and Randy Duhaime, the HP user group conference served as the perfect networking venue to move Dion Label’s Westfield, Mass.-based converting business ahead. Over the course of the two-day conference, Dion and Duhaime arranged to sell of one of Dion Label’s two HP Indigo press ws4050s to another label and packaging converter and finalized the purchase of the HP Indigo WS6000 Digital Press.
Installed in early March, Dion Label’s new press runs alongside the firm’s remaining HP Indigo press ws4050. Both presses use a suite of HP SmartStream Labels and Packaging workflow solutions developed by converting prepress technology firm, EskoArtwork.
“Customers who attend the Dscoop conference know it is one of the most important events for graphic arts professionals seeking new solutions for profitable growth,” says Jan Riecher, vice president and general manager, Graphics Solutions Business; Americas, HP. “Networking opportunities can be at least as valuable as the conference’s expert training and technology displays. In this case, the Dscoop experience allowed two progressive converters to connect and quickly find the digital solutions they needed to take their firms to the next level.”
Expansion into new markets
Dion Label’s new press offers high productivity with its four-color printing speed of 98 linear feet per minute. The HP Indigo WS6000 Press’s ability to print on both thick and thin substrates—from the lightweight media used in flexible packaging to the tag stocks used in folding cartons—will assist in Dion Label’s expansion into new markets and encourage business from new and existing customers.