At the recently concluded Pack Expo International in Chicago, HP announced its new worldwide customer installations of the HP Indigo 20000 digital press. According to HP, the installation base of HP Indigo 20000 has more than doubled since drupa 2016.
In the US, Alabama-based ColorMasters and Wisconsin-based Bemis Company have installed the Indigo 20000 press, HP announced. Designed for mainstream flexible packaging production, the HP Indigo 20000 offers improved economics with advanced color-matching capabilities across jobs, presses and sites, optimized production with multi-lane ganging, as well as expanded substrate compatibility. ColorMasters is using the press to provide packaging to food and beverage brands.
Other recent HP Indigo 20000 customer installations include Japan-based Seikou, one of the largest flexible packaging converters in the region, which installed its third HP Indigo 20000. China-based Green Love, a prominent candy manufacturer, installed the country’s first HP Indigo 20000, bringing its previously outsourced customized candy packaging production in-house. The company is also looking to use the benefits of digital technology to evolve candy packaging into an advertising opportunity, which represents enormous market potential with its customer base.
Mexico-based Nanogruppe, an international leader in flexible packaging for the food and medical industries, acquired an HP Indigo 20000. South Africa-based REN-FORM, a 25-year-old commercial print house, acquired the first HP Indigo 20000 in Sub Sahara Africa for their flexible packaging division to expand their offering for specialized labels including in-mold labels, personalized branding and flexible packaging.
In addition to announcing the Indigo 20000 installs, HP also announced commercial availability of packaging solutions unveiled at drupa 2016, HP Indigo Pack Ready Coating and the HP Bulk Solvent Ink System.