HP Indigo 18K Digital Press

The ace press, your winning card for every job

The press expands your ability to produce more high-value applications with less effort

Satisfy today's needs and be prepared for tomorrow's demands

Achieve the widest range of applications with a single press1 and gain unmatched flexibility to handle a variety of job types and substrates simultaneously.

Achieve high print standards with offset matching quality

Work with a press that upholds high standards of print quality on every print, in any vertical, every day.

Infuse your production with print automation and AI

Simplifies the operator experience through advanced AI tools that help you produce more jobs in a single shift.

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The HP Indigo 18K Digital Press

Built upon the legacy of the world's best-selling B2 digital press9, which has propelled over 1,000 businesses to success, the HP Indigo 18K Digital Press is the next generation that takes the renowned application range and user experience  to new heights.

The HP Indigo 18K Digital Press

Built upon the legacy of the world's best-selling B2 digital press9, which has propelled over 1,000 businesses to success, the HP Indigo 18K Digital Press is the next generation that takes the renowned application range and user experience  to new heights.

Choose from the broadest substrate range in the industry with more than 2,000 certified substrates, 75% of which are sustainable media. Seamless switch between different substrates using 3 or 5 source feeder.

Auto recovery and proactive prediction of potential downtime alerts operators in advance, taking preventive measures to avoid interruption.

Seven ink stations, 12 specialty ElectroInks, and a countless array of spot colors to create unlimited color combinations and cover 97% of the PANTONE® color palette. Easily replace ink while you print.

Exclusive duplex printing on thick substrates (450-600 microns) and smooth handling of light substrates.

AI based tool to boost productivity and reduce paper waste, requiring zero human intervention. Detects print defects, discards faulty output, and reprints on-the-fly.

Determine the desired level of image color and quality every day with an automated tool that detects image quality issues and provides automatic corrective actions.

Enhanced user experience: clear visualization and navigation as well as proactive communication and real-time notifications.

Improved stack quality offers offset staking  and multiple output destinations. It can be connected to inline finishing equipment.

The Productivity Power Pack monitors presses in real time and improves productivity. The Quality Power Pack helps you reach complete color consistency. The Creativity Power Pack opens new design-based opportunities, and the Automation Power Pack establishes E2E automation.3

Boost output quality with the HD Imaging option, which delivers exceptional image smoothness and sharpness.2

Choose from the broadest substrate range in the industry with more than 2,000 certified substrates, 75% of which are sustainable media. Seamless switch between different substrates using 3 or 5 source feeder.

Auto recovery and proactive prediction of potential downtime alerts operators in advance, taking preventive measures to avoid interruption.

Seven ink stations, 12 specialty ElectroInks, and a countless array of spot colors to create unlimited color combinations and cover 97% of the PANTONE® color palette. Easily replace ink while you print.

Exclusive duplex printing on thick substrates (450-600 microns) and smooth handling of light substrates.

AI based tool to boost productivity and reduce paper waste, requiring zero human intervention. Detects print defects, discards faulty output, and reprints on-the-fly.

Determine the desired level of image color and quality every day with an automated tool that detects image quality issues and provides automatic corrective actions.

Enhanced user experience: clear visualization and navigation as well as proactive communication and real-time notifications.

Improved stack quality offers offset staking  and multiple output destinations. It can be connected to inline finishing equipment.

The Productivity Power Pack monitors presses in real time and improves productivity. The Quality Power Pack helps you reach complete color consistency. The Creativity Power Pack opens new design-based opportunities, and the Automation Power Pack establishes E2E automation.3

Boost output quality with the HD Imaging option, which delivers exceptional image smoothness and sharpness.2

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Technical specifications

End-to-end Solutions

With the increase of print-on-demand orders,  expect higher volumes of short-run printing jobs (and SLAs). 
 
Online businesses that handle tens or hundreds of order per day require print automation.
 
PrintOS Automation Power Pack3 enables you to capture online business opportunities from your own storefront or as a B2B2C vendor, through quick and easy onboarding with brands, running an unlimited number of jobs every day.

Integration with partner solutions (e.g., storefronts, MIS, pre-press), enables you to receive jobs from multiple sources and pour them into a single funnel to enable better standardization, management, and job tracking.
 
Each job is accepted into PrintOS Automation Power Pack3 when it‘s already pre-defined in terms of its workflow, and then it’s allocated automatically to the production flow. You can easily track it throughout the entire production process. 
 
As jobs and orders arrive into PrintOS Automation Power Pack3, the solution will manage the workflow end-to-end. Alternatively, via the integration, the MIS can retain the control, and send the jobs to the HP Indigo Press. 
 
Whatever you choose, you are able to receive many more orders in a given time period in an automated way.

Business management partners

Creation and submission partners

While achieving complete print automation may be a phased journey, our focus is on leveraging existing solutions to seamlessly integrate and automate processes. 
 
PrintOS Automation Power Pack3 enables modular end-to-end automation of the entire workflow from order ingestion through to shipping with connectivity to many workflow partners. PrintOS Quality Power Pack3 enables automation of processes to assure uniformity and consistency of printed jobs.

Pre-press process
 
HP Indigo offers its customers extensive pre-press solutions on the DFE as well as external solutions with partners. Here are some examples:

  • Optimization of the VDP PDF on the DFE.
  • An imposition feature built into the DFE that addresses more than 80% of imposition requirements.
  • EPM Pre-Flight check with Enfocus.
  • PrintOS provides composer that merges VDP artwork with VDP data.
  • PrintOS Automation Power Pack3 includes features for resizing images and adding blank pages as needed.

Pre-press partners

Embrace automation through every step of print production, leveraging the digital nature of HP Indigo presses. Also take advantage of non-stop feeding with up to five input sources that enable continuous printing.
 
Enhance productivity and efficiency with AI-based automation tools such as auto recovery, automated inspections system, image quality troubleshooting, and diagnostics as well as remote service and maintenance.

HP Indigo presses enable automated replacement of pallets while the press is still running.

HP Indigo presses continuously monitor maintenance levels, predict performance levels, and alert on required services before a malfunction occurs. 
 
Monitor your presses in real time, anytime, anywhere and continuously improve productivity with the  PrintOS Productivity Power Pack.3

We selected the most reliable finishing solutions that will best fit your HP Indigo press, allowing you to meet a variety of finishing demands and produce a broad range of applications.

Partner

Harris & Bruno

Horizon

Hunkeler

Kurz

Nobelus

Rollem

Perfecta

Layflat.com

Photostory (IEN Industrie)

Scodix

Tecnau

Duplo

Autobond

GEPA

MBO

digibook

Gain the highest level of production automation with robots for transporting jobs and materials and automating labor intensive tasks across the production floor with innovative Partners MoviGo Robotics and IME Automation.

Solution

Flood coating and digital embellishment

Book production, Paper converting & lamination, booklet making

Paper converting

Digital cold foil

Lamination

Paper converting

Guillotine

Layflat books

Layflat extra size books

Digital embellishment

Paper converting

Paper converting and digital embellishment

Lamination

Flood coating

Book production, paper converting

Book production