Global Graphics announced that it has extended its relationship with HP Indigo to include the HP Indigo range of labels and packaging presses.
The Harlequin RIP has been chosen as the RIP engine inside the HP Production Pro for Indigo Labels & Packaging. This is the new HP digital front end (DFE) designed to drive all HP Indigo digital labels and packaging presses. The HP Indigo WS6800 will be the first press that comes optionally equipped with the HP Production Pro and this will later be extended to the HP Indigo 8000, the HP Indigo 20000 and the HP Indigo 30000 presses. These presses produce labels, folding cartons, flexible packaging and shrink sleeves, and require a powerful digital front end to produce the performance and versatility that converters print shops need, especially as more and more variability is used in this sector.
The Harlequin RIP already provides the RIPping power for the DFE that is used across the entire HP Indigo commercial press range. These presses, known for their exceptional “digital offset” quality and high productivity, are used for a wide variety of applications such as photobooks, direct marketing and publishing.
Gary Fry, Global Graphics’ CEO comments, “We enjoy a longstanding relationship with HP Indigo. We are delighted that the Harlequin RIP, as well as our partnership approach to engineering and support, has so impressed HP Indigo in the commercial print space that they are now expanding its use into their labels and packaging presses.”
Roy Faigenbloom, HP Indigo product manager says, “Global Graphics technology is proven in the field. We have thousands of customers today whose commercial presses use the Harlequin-based HP Production Pro. Harlequin offers the needed processing power to drive labels and packaging workflows and Global Graphics has proved itself to be a very responsive technology partner.”