The HP Indigo 5600 Digital Press is a seven-color sheet-fed press for general commercial printers with higher top speeds and a greater application range than its predecessor, the HP Indigo 5500 Digital Press.
The press runs at 68 pages per minute (ppm) in standard color mode, 136 ppm for two-color jobs, and 272 ppm for mono jobs. The press also features Enhanced Productivity Mode for full color printing at 90 ppm.
To allow for greater versatility, the HP Indigo 5600 features a “One Shot” printing mode for use on synthetic substrates including PVC, PET, Teslin, and PC. This creates opportunities for print service providers to enter new markets requiring use of these specialty materials, such as the ability to create ID cards, membership cards, and gift cards. HP Indigo ElectroInk UV Red adds an extra layer of security to cards and other applications with print that can only be read under UV light. Additionally, new sensor technology supports printing on dark and transparent substrates, eliminating the need for backing paper.
Most of the added features of the HP Indigo 5600 are also available as upgrade options for the HP Indigo press 5500.