HP Indigo Digital Packaging Innovation on Display at Thrive Event

August 20, 2019 - Cory Francer, Packaging Impressions

If there’s one aspect of HP Indigo’s Label and Packaging division to be most proud of, it’s its research and development initiatives, says Steve Powers, director of the Label and Packaging division in North America. The company’s strength in R&D, he explains, is what has led to HP Indigo’s launch of several digital presses and software solutions, which can run a variety of substrates with impressive quality.

At its recent HP Indigo Thrive Event, held August 6-7 near Cincinnati, prospective HP Indigo customers and industry partners learned the latest on the company’s numerous offerings for the label, flexible packaging, and folding carton segments, along with its emerging digital embellishment capabilities.

Powers explained that approximately 8,000 HP Indigo digital presses are installed worldwide, with about 30% of them serving label and packaging printers. However, even with this sizable install base, few converters have embraced the technology to the degree of Innovative Labeling Solutions (ILS). The Hamilton, Ohio-based company, which opened its doors in 1996, hosted a tour on August 7 as part of the Thrive event. Under one roof, visitors were able to get up close glimpses at ILS’s multiple HP Indigo presses, which include the HP Indigo 8000, HP Indigo 20000, and HP Indigo 6900 with an in-line GEM digital embellishment unit...

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