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HP Indigo extends GEM foil compatibility, signs first US beta site

September 24, 2018 - Labels & Labeling

Innovative Labeling Solutions (ILS) has become the first US beta customer for the HP Indigo GEM one-pass digital embellishment system, while foils from Kurz and K Laser Technology will soon be available for use with technology.

GEM is a UV inkjet-based unit which enables the application of fully digital graphic embellishments in one pass with an HP Indigo WS6800 digital press. GEM is capable of a wide range embellishments including digital spot and tactile varnishes, digital foils, and a range of other creative effects.

Collaborating with Kurz and K Laser Technology ensures compatibility of their products with the HP Indigo GEM.

At ILS, the HP Indigo GEM will operate in-line with an HP Indigo 6900, creating what is claimed as the first fully digital, one-pass combination press for embellishing with combinations of foil, screen, tactile, varnish, cast and cure and other special effects, using a single point of control and one print-ready file.

‘The HP Indigo GEM is a dramatic revolution in digital printing industry. With the acquisition of this cutting edge technology, we are once again positioned to disrupt, bringing a fully digital printing solution including embellishments to the marketplace,’ said Jay Dollries, ILS president and CEO...

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