Data sheet: HP Indigo WS6600 Digital Press

Data sheet: HP Indigo WS6600 Digital Press
HP Indigo WS6600
Digital Press
A high-capacity, high-quality narrow-web
labels and packaging solution
Efficiency and versatility for a broad range of applications
to grow your business
The HP Indigo WS6600 Digital Press is the most cost-effective, high-quality narrow-web printing
solution for high-volume labels and packaging production. The best-selling mainstream solution in
the industry and the choice of the world’s leading brands, the press delivers high throughput and
superior color quality.
Enjoy unmatched productivity
The most productive digital solution in its class, the press delivers the industry’s highest
crossover point in narrow-web production vs. analog for the vast majority of pressure-sensitive
label jobs. The press can produce up to 130 linear feet per minute in color and up to 196 linear
feet/minute in 1- or 2-color mode.
The leader in print quality and color
HP Indigo’s superior liquid ElectroInk technology is the only digital color printing process that
matches gravure printing. It provides the widest digital color gamut using up to 7 ink stations on
press, allowing converters to meet even the most stringent corporate branding requirements.
With high resolution printing and perfect registration, the HP Indigo labels and packaging solution
produces eye-catching, distinctive packaging. Up to 97% of the PANTONE® color gamut can be
achieved using on-press simulations or an off-press ink mixing system.
Application versatility
The press offers unmatched application flexibility, enabling production of a wide range of label
applications, flexible packaging, sleeves, and folding cartons. It supports pre-treated materials as
well as standard, off-the shelf substrates with in-line priming.
End-to-end workflow
Together with market-leading partners, HP Indigo offers end-to-end solutions specifically
designed to meet all the needs of labels and packaging converters from order to fulfillment .
Boost your sustainability
Make business more environmentally responsible by shifting production from conventional to
digital technology. The HP Indigo WS6600 Digital Press has received the Green Leaf Mark from
Intertek, one of the world’s leading independent certification and testing companies. It also
supports many eco-certified substrates as well as environmentally friendly primers, varnishes,
and adhesives.
Industry benchmark in labels
and packaging production
Application versatility
The HP Indigo WS6600 Digital Press is a one-stop-shop solution for converters to produce any
labels or packaging job on any substrate with easy and quick changeovers between applications.
One Shot Color technology. Achieve accurate, repeatable printing. All color separations are laid
down simultaneously in a single pass on the substrate, creating perfect color-to-color registration
including on heat-sensitive materials.
Widest media gamut. The press supports the widest range of media in digital production
including synthetic and paper substrates from 0.5 to 18 pt. Print on either pre-optimized
substrates or standard off-the-shelf materials using inline or offline priming solutions.
Inline Priming Unit. This unique capability allows use of standard, non-treated substrates while
eliminating the need for pre-planned treatment, making the support of last-minute jobs easier
and quicker than ever before. Designed for easy operation and high performance, the Inline
Priming unit is automatically controlled by the press software.
Security printing. Provides an end-to-end security printing solution with superior print quality
producing microtext printing as small as 0.7 pt, VDP capabilities, and integration with a variety of
creation and inspection solutions from the world’s leading providers.
Unmatched productivity
The leading mainstream solution, the HP Indigo WS6600 Digital Press offers unmatched
production efficiency with advanced automation, higher uptime, and serviceability.
Enhanced Productivity Mode (EPM). Using color technology innovation, EPM increases press
throughput by 33% for most new color jobs and by 25% when adding white ink, achieving distinct
HP Indigo quality with reduced turnaround time and lower cost per printed linear foot.
Advanced automation. The advanced automation of the HP Indigo WS6600 Digital Press, using
software and the inline scanner, reduces the need for operator intervention and increases uptime,
ensuring a high level of performance.
Improved serviceability. Tools for remote diagnostics and operator-level troubleshooting
increase uptime and overall productivity.
Keeping you up to date. Many press enhancements and upgrades are available
as options for all HP Indigo WS6000 Series Digital Press owners.
To learn more, visit
Advanced workflow solutions
Together with hand-picked market-leading partners, HP Indigo has built a well-integrated
ecosystem that provides converters with all the tools they need from order to fulfillment.
Powerful print server. HP SmartStream Labels and Packaging Print Server is designed especially
for HP Indigo by Esko. It includes best-in-class job management tools to automate and simplify
workflow, as well as a powerful Color Engine. The Color Engine is a fully integrated solution for
complete color management. It quickly creates profiles that match PANTONE and spot colors,
satisfying brand requirements and ensuring accurate color matching from any technology to an HP
Indigo press.
The print server is equipped with a dedicated Adobe RIP for consistent, high-quality output. The
server also enables proprietary, bi-directional connectivity with the Esko Automation Engine, or
direct connectivity with any MIS system via JDF protocol.
Multiple VDP solutions. HP SmartStream Labels and Packaging VDP Tools, Powered by Esko,
provide automatic printing of unique elements such as barcodes, text, singular numbers, photos,
and security features. HP SmartStream Designer is an entry-level VDP offering with unique
creative functionalities.
Converting solutions. A full range of solutions is provided by AB Graphics International and other
leading vendors.
End-to-end efficiency. Integration of pre-press, production management tools, inspection
and more drive superior quality, efficiency, and profitability by lowering human intervention and
creating automated flow of jobs.
Please refer to the Labels and Packaging Workflow Solutions brochure for more information.
Use HP SmartStream products and partner solutions
with the HP Indigo WS6600 Digital Press to improve
production efficiency and support digital growth.
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1. Unwinder
2. Web guide
3. Inline Priming Unit
4. Priming station
5. Corona
6. Dryer
7. High-speed laser writing head
8. Charge roller
9. Photo Imaging Plate (PIP)
10. Binary Ink Developers (BIDs)
11. Blanket
12. Impression cylinder
13. Inline densitometer
14. Ink cabinet
15. Inline scanner
16. Rewinder
17. Imaging oil recycling system
Technical specifications
Printing speed
Up to 98 ft/min in 4-color mode
Up to 130 ft/min in Enhanced Productivity Mode
Up to 196 ft/min in 1- or 2-color mode
Image resolution
812 dpi at 8 bit, addressability: 2438 x 2438 dpi HDI (High Definition Imaging)
Line screens
144 (sequin), 175, 180 lpi
Image format
12.48 x 38.58 in maximum
Substrate thickness*
0.5 to 18 pt.
Substrate type
Pressure-sensitive label stock, paperboard, and unsupported films
Web width
Max. width: 13.39 in / Min. width: 7.87 in
Input roll max. diameter: 39.37 in
Core inside diameter:
• Standard: 3 in
• Optional: 6 in
Max. roll weight: 595 lb
27.56 in max. roll diameter
Print server
HP SmartStream IN100 Labels and Packaging Print Server and Color Engine, Powered by Esko
Press dimensions
Length: 228 in, Width: 155 in, Height: 83 in; Inline Priming Unit: Length: 55 in; Width: 61 in; Height: 40 in
Press weight
9100 lb; Inline Priming Unit: 4000 lb
HP Indigo ElectroInks
Standard 4-color printing
Cyan, magenta, yellow, and black
5-color printing
Cyan, magenta, yellow, black, and white
HP IndiChrome 6-color printing
Cyan, magenta, yellow, black, orange, and violet
HP IndiChrome Plus 7-color printing
Cyan, magenta, yellow, black, orange, violet, and green
HP IndiChrome off-press spot inks
HP IndiChrome Ink Mixing System (IMS) for spot color creation using CMYK as well as orange, violet, green, reflex blue, rhodamine
red, bright yellow, and transparent
PANTONE® colors
HP Professional PANTONE Emulation Technology using CMYK on-press; HP IndiChrome on-press; HP IndiChrome Plus on-press;
HP IndiChrome off-press (IMS) for achieving up to 97% of the PANTONE® color range.
Expanded color capabilities
5, 6, or 7 on-press on-press ink stations; HP IndiChrome Ink Mixing System
Enhanced Productivity Mode
Enables EPM
Inline Priming Unit
Enables easy on-demand treatment of substrates
Dual mode inline finishing connectivity kit, flexible packaging packer arm support in rewinder
Print server options
HP SmartStream Labels and Packaging VDP Tools, Powered by Esko
HP SmartStream Labels and Packaging Prepress Tools, Powered by Esko
Simplex and duplex capability
*Media characteristics vary. If the media you are about to use is not listed in the Media Locator, HP cannot guarantee performance and we recommend that you test it prior to use.
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