Almost exactly two years after announcing it, HP has achieved 100 installations of its high-volume Indigo 100K B2 liquid toner press, with the delivery of a unit to Solopress in Southend.

Announced on 10 March 2020, in advance of the drupa show that had to be cancelled because of Covid-19, the 6000sph (in three-colour mode) 100K now gains two new options in the shape of Auto Pallet Replacement to support continuous long runs, plus support for a fifth colour station for gamut expansion or effects printing. The milestone also marks a decade since the introduction of the first B2 Indigo press at drupa 2012.

Simon Cooper, MD of Solopress, said, ‘We’re really pleased to see the market turn a corner and orders start to increase after a very tough period. During the last few years we’ve spent time as a business making changes which deliver more value to our customers. And in of support of that goal, we recently added the HP Indigo 100K to our fleet, which alongside the introduction of HP Siteflow, compliments our existing automation capabilities.’

Haim Levit, vice president and general manager HP Indigo, commented, ‘I’m incredibly proud we have achieved such a significant milestone for the business. This is a credit to the team and also to our customers in joining us on a journey to launch, refine and build a portfolio which supports true digital transformation. The drupa portfolio which we presented in 2020 was successfully adopted across all segments. The HP Indigo 100K not only delivers agility for our customers, but also performs above and beyond, something we have seen in particular from offset PSP’s that have found the 100K is a good solution to fit their needs. There are no doubts that this unique combination between quality and productivity enabling many of our customers to stand out during pandemic. I’m pleased to see our long standing collaboration with Solopress continue and develop in these exciting years to come.’

Also announced two years ago, but considerably slower to reach the market, is the Indigo 15K, successor to the popular 10000/12000 models, which is now available. Aimed at supporting the widest range of media and applications, together with maximum Indigo quality via 1600dpi Rip capability and stochastic screening support to match the HDNA print technology, the Indigo 15K is a six-colour machine that can use any of 15 ElectroInk colours and an unlimited number of spot colours that can be made.