The HP Indigo 7800 Digital Press provides general commercial printers simplified color management, improved productivity and an expanded application range.
Offering direct printing on synthetic substrates with One Shot Color technology, the HP Indigo 7800 enables PSPs to print high-value applications, such as plastic cards, overlays, lenticular applications, point-of-sale and premium postcards. The press supports HP Indigo ElectroInk Digital Matte for spot coating effects on glossy substrates in addition to other special inks, including HP Indigo ElectroInk Invisible Red and Light Black. The press also features unique special effects, including raised print, textured effects and digital water marks.
The HP Indigo 7800 provides automated on-press color management aided by an in-line spectrophotometer. Eliminating the need for manual color manipulations, the in-line spectrophotometer and color management tools help to ensure the best possible match to hard-copy proofs, color uniformity within a page, and color consistency between presses and sites to meet strict brand guidelines. The spectrophotometer also streamlines the process for color standards certifications, such as GRACoL and FOGRA.
In addition, the press features an intelligent automation feature that helps prioritize print jobs with optimized on-press job sequencing according to job length, media, image types and job priority.
“CEWE is constantly innovating, and we need our digital printing technology to keep pace as we adapt to photo market trends and secure new business,” said Dr. Reiner Fageth, chief technology officer, CEWE. “With a large fleet of HP Indigo digital presses already, we appreciate how HP Indigo continues to deliver scalable technology that has allowed us to take advantage of quality and performance enhancements over time, and the features of the new HP Indigo 7800 will help us further extend our high-quality offerings, such as the CEWE Photobook, as well as our application range to help maintain our business.”
The HP Indigo 7800 is driven by HP SmartStream Production Pro Print Server Version 5, the fastest digital front end (DFE) available on the market that enhances performance with 30 percent faster Raster Image Processing (RIP). HP Indigo Direct2Finish, a platform for automated and simplified near-line finishing operation, enables automatic submission of accurate job definition format (JDF) instructions to leading finishing devices, reducing make-ready and turnaround time as well as reducing the chances of waste and human error.