HP Unveils Groundbreaking Digital Printing Innovations to Address Industry Challenges

At Dscoop Edge today, HP Inc. unveiled its latest advancements in digital printing, marking a significant milestone in the evolution of the commercial printing and labels and packaging industries. With a focus on addressing present-day production challenges, HP introduced a range of cutting-edge digital printing presses and intelligent solutions designed to revolutionize the printing landscape.

Against a backdrop of inflation, labour shortages, material scarcity, and environmental concerns, printing businesses are compelled to seek sustainable growth opportunities. HP’s new lineup of digital printing presses and solutions aims to empower printers to navigate these challenges effectively.

Haim Levit, Senior Vice President and Division President of HP Industrial Print emphasized the company’s commitment to driving profitable and sustainable growth for its customers. With advancements in LEP, LEPx, and inkjet technologies, HP continues to lead the industry in quality, versatility, productivity, sustainability, and economics.

The newly unveiled HP Indigo 120K Digital Press sets a new standard for high-volume production and automation, offering offset-matching image quality, flexible job routing, and an ECO mode option that reduces carbon footprint by 11%. This press streamlines production processes, reduces human touchpoints, and enables multi-press operation by a single operator.

Furthermore, the launch of the HP Indigo 18K Digital Press introduces enhanced versatility, efficiency, and user-friendliness to the B2 sheet-fed digital press market. With advanced AI features and sustainability-focused initiatives such as Enhanced Productivity Mode (EPM), this press supports printers in enriching their offerings and sustaining business growth.

Innovating for restricted digital security printing, HP introduced the HP Indigo 7K Secure Digital Press, facilitating security-focused print jobs in a single pass. This collaboration with Jura JSP enables customers to diversify their offerings and cater to a comprehensive range of security needs.

HP also unveiled a comprehensive print production automation ecosystem, leveraging AI and robotics to enhance efficiency and productivity across the production floor. Features such as PrintOS Production Beat Support, HP Indigo PQ Maestro, Preflight, and AAA 2.0 advance automation, while Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) automate media transfer, saving valuable time for printers.

Additionally, HP introduced the HP Sustainability Amplifier program, enabling printers and converters to accelerate their sustainability agenda and offer more sustainable prints in collaboration with HP’s Sustainable Impact Strategy.

Annette Friskopp, Vice President and General Manager of HP PageWide, highlighted the enhancements to HP PageWide Web Presses, including Performance Economy Color Mode, Smart Workcell Controller, On Press Color Profiling, Heavier Media Expansion, and Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR) capabilities.

With these groundbreaking innovations, HP continues to drive continuous innovation in inkjet technology, empowering printers to achieve greater productivity, efficiency, versatility, and sustainability in their operations. At drupa 2024, the global print community will have the opportunity to witness these innovations firsthand, with eight automated production lines showcasing the latest advancements across HP Industrial.