HP Indigo WS6800 Digital Press

HP Indigo WS6800
Digital Press
A high-performance, high-quality narrow-web
labels and packaging solution
Driving an unmatched range of applications
The HP Indigo WS6800 Digital Press is the market-leading narrow-web printing solution for digital
labels and packaging production, delivering high productivity, wide versatility, and intelligent color
High productivity
The press delivers high productivity for the vast majority of labels and packaging jobs. Produce up
to 131 linear feet per minute in color. Advanced color automation and sophisticated color matching
tools make it fast and easy to hit brand colors with extreme accuracy, consistency and repeatability
from the first print to the last.
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, delivering high resolution printing and perfect registration. Converters
can meet even the most stringent corporate branding requirements using up to 7 ink stations and
a color gamut reaching up to 97% of PANTONE® colors.
The choice of brands
Brands around the world such as Coca-Cola, Budweiser, Nestle, P&G, and Oreo use the HP Indigo
WS6000 Digital Press Series for its print quality and versatility to respond to market challenges and
stay competitive. HP Indigo can address SKU proliferation and seasonal redesigns, optimize supply
chains, and produce mass customization for campaigns that boost sales. Variable data capabilities
for brands include HP SmartStream Mosaic unlimited designs, barcodes, text, images and security
Boost your sustainability
The HP Indigo WS6800 Digital Press is manufactured
carbon neutral, and offers reduced production waste, a
takeback program, and energy efficiency. Certified with
the Intertek Green Leaf Mark. The Regenerated Imaging
Oil (RIO) system allows the press to be self-sustainable in
imaging oil usage.
CO 2 neutral
To learn more, visit hp.com/go/graphic-arts
or hp.com/go/hpindigoWS6800
Application versatility
The press is a unique solution allowing converters to produce any narrow-format label, flexible
packaging, sleeve, IML, wrap-around labels or folding cartons job, with easy and quick changeovers.
It supports 0.5 pt to 18 pt materials, including standard substrates with in-line priming. HP Indigo
ElectroInk Premium White delivers high-opacity white in a one-pass process.
End-to-end workflow
Benefit from the HP Indigo workflow ecosystem including the high-automation Workflow Suite
Powered by Esko, and an array of integrated MIS, pre-press and converting solutions from partners.
Reinvent print production
HP PrintOS is a print production operating system with apps that help you get more out of your HP
Indigo presses, and simplify and automate your production. Access the open and secure cloudbased PrintOS platform anytime, anywhere.
Industry benchmark in labels
and packaging production
Leading digital quality
High resolution printing. HP Indigo’s liquid electrophotography (LEP) technology, using HP
Indigo ElectroInk with minute ink particles, delivers crisp linework, attractive images and smooth
vignettes with a very thin ink layer that gives uniform gloss between the ink and substrate.
Widest digital color gamut. Emulate PANTONE® colors on press using CMYK or HP IndiChrome’s
6- or 7-color process. True spot colors can be ordered or mixed off-press with the HP IndiChrome
Ink Mixing System for outstanding Pantone-approved solids.
One Shot technology. All color separations are transferred simultaneously in a single pass on
the substrate, for accurate and repeatable color-to-color registration, including on heat-sensitive
Intelligent color management. The Color Automation Package guarantees standards-matching
color accuracy and consistency. A built-in spectrophotometer and software tools simplify color
management and eliminate the need for expensive software, hardware and manual calibration
processes. Create color profiles and match PANTONE colors in a simple, precise process.
Automatic Alert Agent. Automated early detection and quality control system helps find and
highlight inconsistencies between the digital file and the printed images in real time.
Unmatched versatility
White inks. HP Indigo ElectroInk Premium White is a versatile, opaque white, delivering up to silk
screen white opacity in single print process with a thin white layer, fully dried and cured on impact.
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).
New inks. HP Indigo ElectroInk Fade Resistant Yellow and HP Indigo ElectroInk Fade Resistant
Magenta are an ink set for expanding the addressability of applications that require a high level of
lightfastness in outdoor conditions. Open new application opportunities with HP Indigo ElectroInk
Fluorescent Pink for high-value, standout designs and glow effects under UV light.
Unlimited designs. HP SmartStream Mosaic variable design technology enables a one-of-akind, memorable customer experience and adds value to products. It automatically generates
millions of unique designs from a fixed number of seed patterns and now includes color shuffling
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
Keeping you up to date.
Many press enhancements and upgrades are
available as options for HP Indigo WS6000
Series Digital Press owners.
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.
Enhanced Productivity Mode. Use three-color printing in EPM to increase throughput by 33%,
with 25% less energy consumed.
Security printing. Provide a security printing solution with superior print quality producing
microtext 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
Powerful print server. HP SmartStream Labels and Packaging Print Server, Powered by Esko,
provides the most advanced and comprehensive tools in the industry for streamlining pre-press
processes. It features best-in-class, fully integrated solutions for accurate and fast digital color
management to reproduce any print job. It enables bi-directional connectivity with industry
standard prepress automation and production management systems and is driven by a powerful
Adobe RIP engine.
PrintOS. Print Beat provides visibility to press performance and real-time data-insights, for
continuous improvements of print operations. With PrintOS Site Flow efficiently manage any
number of jobs per day, even hundreds or thousands, from submission to shipment. Automate,
simplify and streamline files submission with PrintOS Box. Use PrintOS Composer for heavy VDP
processing including sophisticated Mosaic campaigns.
Converting solutions. A full range of inline and offline label converting solutions is provided by
AB Graphics International including a fast die cutting station. A high-quality in-mold label (IML)
solution is available from Schober for cutting and stacking any label of any size with a special
patented semi rotary movement and robotic arm.
Service Advantage
Our certified service teams are committed to meeting
your end-to-end needs for accelerated ramp-up and
maximum uptime. Remote engineers around the world
provide support in multiple languages. Use the on-press
capabilities of Print Care to resolve issues quickly and
independently. The Smart Uptime Kit helps you to quickly
locate the right part and manage your inventory.
Learn more at hp.com/go/indigoservice
For more information refer to the Labels and Packaging Workflow Solutions brochure.
1. Unwinder
11. Blanket
2. Web guide
12. Impression cylinder
3. Inline Priming Unit
13. Inline spectrophotometer
4. Priming station
14. Ink cabinet
5. Corona
15. Inline scanner
6. Dryer
16. Rewinder
7. High-speed laser writing head
17. Imaging oil recycling system
8. Charge roller
9. Photo Imaging Plate (PIP)
10. Binary Ink Developers (BIDs)
Technical specifications
Up to 98 ft/min in 4-color mode
Printing speed
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
Cloud connectivity
Via HP PrintOS
Press weight
12,157 lb ; Inline Priming Unit: 4000 lb
HP Indigo ElectroInks
Standard 4-color printing
Cyan, magenta, yellow, and black
Additional process inks
White, premium white, white for sleeves, fade resistant yellow, fade resistant magenta, fluorescent pink
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.
Enhanced Productivity Mode
Enables three-color EPM printing
Inline Priming Unit
Enables easy on-demand treatment of substrates
Print server options
Dual mode inline finishing connectivity kit, flexible packaging packer arm support in rewinder,
Automatic Alert Agent, Color Automation Package
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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