Customer site installation of groundbreaking post-print solution begins at Carmel Frenkel
HP Inc. today announced the first delivery of an HP PageWide C500 Press for digital mainstream corrugated direct-to-board printing to a customer site, as HP continues to expand its portfolio of innovative package printing solutions.

Kompac is pleased to announce they have recently partnered with Xeikon, and installed an EZ Koat 20 Plus at their new Itasca, IL., demonstration facility to show UV/aqueous coating capabilities when paired with Xeikon technology. Following the placement was the North American edition of Xeikon Café, where the team was invited to speak with both Xeikon owners and those considering acquiring a Xeikon press, about how the two technologies can be paired to create more efficient workflows and provide opportunities they may not have previously known about.

Customized workflow optimization with integrated Xeikon and Esko solutions widens Jaakkoo-Taara’s offering of digitally printed labels and folding cartons
The Finnish high-quality packaging printer Jaakkoo-Taara has again advanced its digital print capabilities by optimizing and automating its workflow processes for the production of digitally printed labels and folding cartons. The recently implemented customized workflow integrates Xeikon and Esko solutions, and provides Jaakkoo-Taara advantages in time savings, variable data capability, increased accuracy, color optimization, and smaller print runs.

German-based bits-to-dots GmbH & Co. KG, specializing in printing flexible packaging patterns, has expanded its printing fleet with the HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press. Thanks to the newly installed digital printing machine, bits-to-dots GmbH & Co.KG benefits from shorter throughput times especially for short runs. With the new HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press the company answers to current market trends and extends its competences in the field of variable data printing.

Minit Print, one of the largest commercial print service providers in Pretoria, South Africa, has purchased a HP Indigo WS6800 in a deal inked at Labelexpo 2017 in Brussels. Established 34 years ago as a copy shop, Minit Print has steadily grown and fulfils all kinds of commercial jobs from corporate newsletters and folders, to short run magazines, flyers, and pharmaceutical boxes. Minit Print has now decided to break into the labels and packaging market with the addition of this leading narrow-web printing solution. The HP Indigo WS6800 will be Minit Print’s third HP press.

St-Luc Labels & Packaging, specialists in printed packaging services, has installed two presses this week, the HP Indigo 8000 Digital Press at Altrif Label in the Netherlands, and the HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press in the company’s Belgium site. This marks the 100th installation of the HP Indigo 20000 globally. With a focus on mid-volume jobs, the installation of the two presses will help St-Luc increase the digitalisation of flexo jobs from 1,000 to 5,000 running metres.

Based on new generation dry toner platform ready for Industry 4.0
At Labelexpo Europe, Xeikon introduced the new Xeikon CX500 digital label press, the first press based on a new generation dry toner platform that is ready for Industry 4.0. For larger sized labels, labels requiring an opaque white or an extended colour gamut, the Xeikon CX500 outperforms all high-quality digital label presses in terms of productivity, thanks to its web width of up to 520mm (20.47"), full rotary printing technology and 30m/min (98ft/min) printing speed. The wide web Xeikon CX500 is part of Xeikon dry toner Cheetah Series serving the high-end self-adhesive label market, and it complements the narrow-web Xeikon CX3 which has been very successfully adopted since its introduction in 2015.

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