Coinciding with the opening of the Dscoop user community event, HP has announced a number of product enhancements and additions to its Indigo line and Print OS software, including dedicated narrow web liquid toner presses for photographic and publishing applications, and security print.

New software-driven capabilities include Automatic Alert Agent 2.0 for Indigo 12000 and 15K models, which detects defective sheets by comparing each to its artwork. It can now reprint and divert the defective version to waste automatically. The new Fine Line Rip is said to deliver superior capabilities for small solid text and fine lines, particularly relevant for Kanji type and security print operations. The Indigo 100K, of which 30 have been sold since its introduction in March 2020, gains an automatic pallet replacement capability to help meet high production demands.

Security print was also addressed with the introduction of the Indigo Secure suite, a set of complementary components comprising hardware (in the shape of the Indigo 6K Secure Press), software, media and inks. The system collectively supports range of security features which may be mixed and matched. These include invisible and infra-red inks, variable data printing, unique serialised IDs, QR codes and serialised microtext as well as Cloud-connected track and trace.

The other new press variant in the Indigo 6P narrow web press for photo and related publishing operations. Based on the Indigo 6800p, this supports an enlarged image area of 320 x 980mm and adds productivity and versatility improvements.

Print OS Learn is a ‘hybrid learning experience’ that combines on-demand and live virtual courses with face-to-face training to support continuous personalised learning. Print OS Supplies Inventory allows proactive HP supply management based on usage patterns and just-in-time delivery. A number of additions and enhancements for labels and packaging-focused HP Indigo products were also announced.