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HP Indigo W72xx Digital Press; Level 1 New Operator


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Course number HH664X
Length 8 days
Delivery method* Onsite dedicated training/Private (OST)
Pricing/Scheduling OST/Private - USD $30,000

Course overview

The HP Indigo W72xx Digital Press Operation course focuses on the concepts, procedures, and practices required to operate the press safely and effectively. This class builds confidence in new operators who will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the HP Indigo W72xx Digital Press. Topics covered include operation of press and DFE station, operator routines, safety precautions, care and preventive maintenance, paper transport, handling of supplies, control of color, maintenance of the press, and troubleshooting common operator level printing problems using built-in troubleshooting tools.

There are 2 ways to receive training:

  • HP Indigo WS6xxx Digital Press; Level 1 Operator HH257 or HH258 operator training in the training center or onsite and 1 week onsite HP Indigo W72xx Digital Press; Press Operation for Experienced HP Indigo Operators HH663X
  • HP Indigo W72xx New Press Operator HH664X onsite training, 2 weeks

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
  • Having a background in printing technology (traditional press operation, prepress, graphic design) and basic computer skills help students excel and are preferred, but are not necessary
  • Please insure that your operator knows which press and options you have for the class they are attending
  • If you have experience on an HP Indigo press we offer Level 1 Experienced Operator training at your site HH663X


  • 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 W72xx Digital Press

Course objectives

By the end of this training the operator will be able to:
  • Understand safety and disposal procedures
  • Identify the parts and function of the HP Indigo W72xx 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 W72xx Digital Press
  • Successfully print on multiple substrates

Next steps

  • Three to six months practical production experience running the press
  • HP Indigo W72xx Digital Press; Level 2 Shared Maintenance course HH662

Benefits to you

Trained HP Indigo Digital 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 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 UI (User Interface) 
  • Overview of the Printing Process
  • How to Work with Inks

Handling of Consumables

  • Ink
  • Imaging Oil
  • Imaging Agent
  • Recycling Agent
  • Photo Imaging Plate (PIP) Handling and Troubleshooting
  • Blanket Handling and Troubleshooting
  • Charge Roller Assembly

Press Maintenance

  • Start of Day Routines
  • End of Day Routines
  • Press Periodic Routines

 Color Control Tools

  • Short Color Calibration/ Full Color Calibration (LUT)
  • Color Match
  • Color Control/Mapping
  • Color Control Features Like: Double Hits or Separation Repeat 
  • High Definition Imaging (HDI)

Press User Interface (Software)

  • On-line Help
  • Internal Overview of the HP SmartStream Production Pro Print Server (Basic Training)
  • Basic Press Configuration

Substrate Theory

  • Substrate Treatment
  • Substrate Properties
  • Substrate Handling
  • Environmental Controls

Web Handling System (WHS) Setup

  • Control Panel Overview
  • Unwinder Overview
  • In Line Primer (ILP) Overview
  • Printing Engine 1 (PE1) Overview
  • Buffer Control Unit (BCU) Overview
  • Printing Engine 2 (PE2) Overview
  • Rewinder Overview
  • Substrate Threading Routine
  • Image Placement in the Job Properties (Press User Interface)
  • Substrates Scaling
  • Repeat Length Setup
  • Adjusting Front to Back Printing between Engines

Advanced Topics

  • Chiller Operation/Maintenance
  • Bid Engage/Disengage
  • Imaging Agent Add Bleed
  • Ink Replacement

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