HP Indigo WS6800 Digital Press

HP Indigo WS6800 Digital Press
HP Indigo WS6800
Digital Press
A high-capacity, high-quality narrow-web
labels and packaging solution
Maximum efficiency and versatility for a broad range of
applications to drive growth
The HP Indigo WS6800 Digital Press is the leading narrow-web printing solution for mainstream
labels and packaging production, delivering breakthrough productivity, versatility, and intelligent
color automation. The press delivers the proven quality embraced by the world’s leading brands.
High-volume production
The press delivers high productivity for the vast majority of labels and packaging jobs. Produce up
to 131 linear feet per minute in color using Enhanced Productivity Mode (EPM). Benefit from high
output with a larger 12.59 x 38.58 inch image format. An inline spectrophotometer saves time on
color calibrations and color profiles.
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. With high resolution printing and perfect registration, the HP Indigo
labels and packaging solution can deliver the eye-catching, distinctive packaging envisioned by
designers. Converters can meet even the most stringent corporate branding requirements using
up to 7 ink stations and a color gamut that reaches up to 97% of PANTONE® colors.
Application versatility
The press offers unmatched application flexibility, enabling production of a wide range of
pressure-sensitive labels, sleeves, IML, wrap-around labels, flexible packaging and folding cartons.
It supports 0.5 pt. to 18 pt materials, both standard, off-the shelf substrates with in-line priming,
as well as pre-treated materials. New inks open opportunities for high-value applications and new
End-to-end workflow
Benefit from the HP Indigo workflow ecosystem including the built-in high-automation
Workflow Suite Powered by Esko, and an array of integrated MIS, pre press and converting
solutions from partners.
To learn more, visit hp.com/go/graphic-arts
or hp.com/go/hpindigoWS6800
Boost your sustainability
The HP Indigo WS6800 Digital Press is certified with the Intertek Green Leaf Mark and offers
reduced production waste, energy efficiency, and carbon-neutral manufacturing. The
Regenerated Imaging Oil (RIO) system allows the press to be self-sustainable in imaging oil
Industry benchmark in labels
and packaging production
Unmatched productivity
The leading mainstream solution, the HP Indigo WS6800 Digital Press offers unmatched
production efficiency with advanced automation, higher productivity, and serviceability.
Color automation. An inline spectrophotometer using closed loop control significantly simplifies
color matching and color consistency requirements. Get to color quicker by eliminating manual
color calibrations and adjustments. Create color profiles and match PANTONE® colors more
efficiently compared with current processes. Hit the right color from the first to the last label
today, tomorrow and next year.
Enhanced Productivity Mode (EPM). EPM increases press throughput by 33% for most new color
jobs and by 25% when adding white ink for faster turnaround time and lower costs. Advanced
decision-making tools help select suitable jobs.
Automatic Alert Agent. Automated early detection and quality control system helps identify
inconsistencies between the digital file and the printed images in real time, comparing the digital
reference to scanned printed frame using the inline scanner.
Automated repeat control. Continuous, closed-loop repeat control for an easy and robust
process in long runs preserves precise accuracy of repeat length and image length.
Advanced diagnostics and troubleshooting. HP Indigo Print Care increases press uptime by
assuring quick and accurate problem solving either by the operator or remote support.
Production Excellence Routines. Clear and robust daily, weekly and monthly maintenance
procedures are integrated into the press software to ensure the press is kept in top shape.
Keeping you up to date. Many press enhancements and upgrades are available as options for
HP Indigo WS6000 Series Digital Press owners.
Application versatility
The HP Indigo WS6800 Digital Press is a unique solution allowing converters to produce any
narrow-format label, flexible packaging, sleeve, or folding cartons job, on any substrate, with
easy and quick changeovers between applications.
HP Graphics Solutions Services—
Driving your production excellence A comprehensive system of tools, knowledge
and support ensures you are able to print
what you need, when you need it, at the
highest level of efficiency and Indigo print
quality. Our certified service teams are
committed to meeting your end-to-end
needs for accelerated ramp-up, increased
system utilization and maximum uptime. Learn more at hp.com/go/indigoservice
New inks. Open new markets and expand digital capabilities with inks developed especially for
labels and packaging market needs. HP Indigo ElectroInk White for Sleeves is a high slip ink that
improves efficiency in the converting of shrink sleeves, by reducing the friction coefficient (CoF).
A new set of ElectroInks, including HP Indigo ElectroInk Fade Resistant Yellow and HP Indigo
ElectroInk Fade Resistant Magenta, expands addressability of applications that require a high level
of lightfastness in outdoor conditions.
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. Many
eco-certified substrates as well as environmentally friendly primers, varnishes, and adhesives are
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.
One Shot Color technology. All color separations are laid down simultaneously in a single pass on
the substrate, for accurate and repeatable color-to-color registration, including on heat-sensitive
Security printing. Provides an end-to-end security printing solution with superior print quality
producing microtext printing as small as 0.7 pt, variable data printing (VDP) capabilities, and
integration with a variety of creation and inspection solutions from the world’s leading providers.
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 quickly creates profiles that match
PANTONE and spot colors. 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 a easy to use and powerful VDP authoring tool
for Adobe Illustrator and InDesign, enabling the creation of sophisticated high-value jobs including
HP SmartStream Mosaic’s one-of-a-kind variable designs.
Use HP SmartStream products and partner solutions
with the HP Indigo WS6800 Digital Press to improve
production efficiency and support digital growth.
To learn more visit hp.com/go/smartstream
1. Unwinder
2. Web guide
3. Inline Priming Unit
4. Priming station
Converting solutions. A full range of solutions is provided by AB Graphics International and other
leading vendors.
5. Corona
Please refer to the Labels and Packaging Workflow Solutions brochure for more information.
7. High-speed laser writing head
6. Dryer
8. Charge roller
9. Photo Imaging Plate (PIP)
10. Binary Ink Developers (BIDs)
11. Blanket
12. Impression cylinder
13. Inline spectrophotometer
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
175, 180, 196, 210 lpi
Image format
12.59 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
Additional process inks
Fade resistant yellow, fade resistant magenta, white, and white for sleeves
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 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,
Automatic Alert Agent, Color Automation Package
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. HP cannot guarantee performance of media not listed in the Media Locator and recommends testing prior to use.
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