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HP Indigo WS6xxx Digital Press; Level 1 New Operator


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Course number HH257S
Length 7 days
Delivery method* Instructor-led training/Public (ILT)
Onsite dedicated training/Private (OST)
Price ILT/Public - USD $7,500
OST/Private - USD $30,000

Course overview

The HP Indigo WS6xxx Digital Press operation course focuses on the concepts, procedures, and practices required to operate the digital printing press safely and effectively. This class builds confidence in new operators who will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the HP Indigo WS6xxx Digital Press. Topics covered include operator routines, safety precautions, care and preventive maintenance, paper transport, handling of consumables, control of color, maintenance of the press, and troubleshooting common operator level printing problems.

HP Indigo training has incorporated testing for this class. An exam will be administered at the end of the class.


  • Candidates should possess the qualities described in the HP Indigo Digital Press Operator Candidate Selection Criteria guide
  • Background in printing technology (traditional press operation, prepress, graphic design) and basic computer skills help students excel and are preferred, but are not necessary
  • English comprehension at a technical level is required for comprehending the course materials
  • Please insure that your operator knows which press and options you have for the class they are attending.


  • Training is structured specifically for those individuals who are new to the HP Indigo family of digital offset printing presses and will be assigned to operate the HP Indigo WS6xxx Digital Press

Ways to save

  • Onsite Dedicated training at your location (OST)

Course objectives

By the end of this training you will be able to:
  • Understand safety and disposal procedures
  • Identify the parts and function of the HP Indigo WS6xxx Digital Press
  • Perform maintenance routines
  • Perform consumable replacement successfully
  • Utilize the press software to print files
  • Understand how color is controlled within the HP Indigo WS6xxx Digital press
  • Successfully print on different kinds of substrates
  • Understand the HP Indigo Print Care package that is part of the press software, this tool provides different troubleshooting tools together with Print Quality Assist tool

Next steps

  • Three to six months practical production experience running the HP Indigo WS6xxx Digital Press
  • HP Indigo WS6xxx Digital Press; Level 2 Operator HH259S

Benefits to you

Trained HP Indigo Press Operators will positively influence press reliability in the following areas:
  • Machine stability and dependability by performing routine maintenance, on schedule and according to prescribed procedures
  • Productivity while minimizing waste and maximizing consumable life by monitoring the printing process, recognizing output problems and implementing the appropriate actions
  • Achieving optimum print quality by understanding the machines capabilities

Course outline

  • Press safety
  • Removal of waste materials
System Overview
  • Removal and Replacement of parts
  • Overview of press software
  • Overview of printing process
  • Flow of Ink
Handling of Consumables
  • Ink
  • Imaging Oil
  • Photo Imaging Plate (PIP)
  • Blanket
  • Charge Roller Assembly
  • 1st Transfer Adjustment
Press Maintenance
  • Maintenance Routines (General)
  • Start of Day Routines
  • End of Day Routines
Color Control
  • Short color calibration (LUT)/Full color calibration
  • Color Match
  • Color control/mapping
  • Multiple hits of color/separation repeat
  • High Definition Imaging (HDI)
  • White Ink Usage

Press Software

  • On-line Help
  • Internal RIP Overview (ESKO basic training)
  • Basic Press Configuration
  • HP Indigo Print Care (Print Quality Assist Tool)
Substrate Theory
  • Substrate Treatment
  • Substrate Certification
  • Substrate Properties
  • Substrate Handling
  • Environmental Controls
Web Handling System (WHS) Setup
  • Control Panel Overview
  • Unwinder Overview
  • Print Engine Overview
  • Rewinder Overview
  • Substrate Threading Routine
  • Image Placement
  • Scaling Substrates
  • Repeat Length Setup
Advanced Topics
  • Chiller Operation/Maintenance
  • Bid Engage/Disengage
  • Imaging Agent Add Bleed
  • Ink Replacement
  • Troubleshooting
  • Spot Colors

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