Drupa 2016

HP Indigo 8000 costing available in Label Traxx

Setting up the HP Indigo 8000 press for estimating

USA • The up-to-date costing model for the new HP Indigo 8000 digital press has been incorporated into Label Traxx version 8. Label Traxx customers who have made the decision to invest will be able to generate accurate and consistent estimates immediately. Converters considering the press can also use the cost model to do estimate comparisons in advance, and analyze whether the press is a good fit for their business. The press has been previewed at drupa and its commercial launch will be at Labelexpo in September.

The Indigo 8000 operates at speeds up to 80m/min (262 fpm) in full colour, which is more than twice that of the WS6800. The digital press is constructed from two WS6800 print engines in line, with a common infeed and outfeed. In operation, the web is accelerated into the first engine which prints an entire frame, then leaves a frame blank in a “chequerboard” pattern which the company calls “stamp and run”. The second engine prints a well registered frame in the gaps, creating a continuous roll of printed labels.

 

Armin Karl Geiger

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