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HP Indigo WS6xxx Digital Press; Level 1 Experienced Operator


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Course number HH258S
Length 5 days
Delivery method* Instructor-led training/Public (ILT)
Onsite dedicated training/Private (OST)
Price ILT/Public - USD $5,400
OST/Private - USD $22,000

Course overview

The HP Indigo WS6xxx Digital Press; experienced operator course focuses on the concepts, procedures, and practices required to operate the WS6xxx press safely and effectively. This class builds on the experience of current HP Indigo press operators focusing on the area of operation that are unique to 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.


  • Successful completion of HP Indigo WS4xxx Digital Press; Level 1 Operator course U8503 or U8504
  • Received on the job training and has a minimum of three months experience of operating the HP Indigo WS4xxx Digital Press
  • Please insure that your operator knows which press and options you have for the class they are attending.


  • Training is structured specifically for operators who are currently operating an HP Indigo Press 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 the 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

  • HP Indigo WS6xxx Digital Press; Level 2 Operator HH259S

Benefits to you

Trained HP Indigo 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 corrective 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
  • 2nd Transfer Adjustment

Press Maintenance

  • Weekly Impression Based 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 Fed Paper Setup

  • In-line Primer Overview
  • 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
  • Recycling System Overview
  • Ink Replacement
  • Spot Colors
  • Troubleshooting

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