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HP Indigo drive inovation in print industry in Lyon

This week at Dscoop EMEA, more than 1,000 digital printing professionals are gathering in Lyon, France from 7-9 June to see the latest developments in the digital printing industry, share and learn about new trends and opportunities in the market, hear from notable speakers, and explore new ways in which brands can engage with customers.

Amongst the sessions and discussions are the Global Photo Summit and Folding Carton track, designed to inspire PSPs and converters to find new ways in which to connect today’s digitally-lead world with physical print, and a line-up of outstanding speakers, including neuro-scientist Dr Beau Lotto, business mentor Mark Rhodes, Shutterfly, Inc. COO Dwayne Black, and HP Indigo’s General Manager Alon Bar-Shany.

Strong business momentum

Over the past year, since Drupa 2016, more than 350 HP Indigo digital presses have been sold in EMEA, including more than 100 of its Series 4 B2 presses. Recent deals for these presses include two HP Indigo 12000 digital presses for United Print in Germany, a new HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press for Russian flexible packaging converter Danaflex, and an HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press for Italy-based IBE. Additionally, the HP Indigo 30000 -- the field proven solution for digital folding cartons production -- continues with strong momentum in EMEA. Recent installations at leading converters include FP Mercure in France, Package Media in Finland and Orda in Israel.

As for its Large Format division, HP saw a record number of visitors to its FESPA 2017 booth in May, where the company closed many important deals including: the purchase of two HP Scitex Flexible Media Loading Kits for the HP Scitex 17000 Corrugated Press by Publitex, a French large format producer; the purchase of an HP Scitex 17000 Corrugated Press with Flexible Media Loading Kit by UK-based Odessa Print Group; the purchase of an HP Latex 1500 Printer by Berlin-based Alato; amongst many other sales.

HP Indigo product innovation

HP Indigo will highlight future and current innovation across its entire portfolio. The company will showcase two HP Indigo 12000 digital presses, and its bestselling HP Indigo 7900 press, which continues to break impressions records at customer sites, as well as the HP Indigo WS6800, HP Indigo 8000, HP Indigo 20000 and HP Indigo 30000 digital presses of its labels & packaging portfolio. At the Technology Fair, visitors will see new HP inks including the green, yellow and orange Fluorescent ElectroInks, currently being field-tested on the HP Indigo 7000 series at customer sites around the world, the HP SmartStream Mosaic 3.0, which helped drive the recent Amarula campaign, Edge and Spine printing, and PrintBeat Mobile edition.

Additionally, customers of the HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press can now upgrade to the HP Indigo 12000 press capabilities, benefitting from improvements in productivity, print quality and application range. Spain-based Truyol, a provider of commercial printing services, has recently installed a third unit of the HP Indigo 12000 Digital Press and completed the upgrade of its HP Indigo 10000 to the HP Indigo

12000. Joaquin Truyol, owner at Truyol, said, “HP Indigo allowed me to differentiate my business to do things no one else can do.”

In labels and packaging printing, HP has seen double-digit growth and is currently the fastest-growing segment in the HP Inc. Graphics Solutions Business.1 A recent example of an HP customer driving innovation in packaging is the exceptional brand campaign launched in South Africa by the producer of cream liqueur Amarula. A special edition of 400,000 unique bottles, representing the same remaining number of the endangered African elephant, was released with labels individualized by HP Indigo digital print and HP SmartStream Mosaic variable design technology.

Inspiring and informing attendees

With an even greater emphasis on educational sessions at this year’s event, visitors to Dscoop EMEA will enjoy the following events:

HP Indigo Global Photo Summit

Dozens of the leading photo players worldwide will come together for the annual HP Indigo Global Photo Summit, which will feature a significant line-up of speakers, including Dwayne Black, Shutterfly, Inc COO, Nir Chinsky, head of EMEA Google Cloud, Dan Jimenez, COO/CFO ChatBooks, Jeremy Wills from Future Source, and other leaders in the digital photography industry. With a special focus on the theme of “Photos are Forever,” the event will inspire attendees to explore how we connect the online and physical worlds of print and photography.

Inkspiration Awards

With over 200 different jobs in eight categories, this year’s Dscoop EMEA Inkspiration Awards annual contest showcases the best innovative applications produced by HP Indigo customers and how they are revolutionizing the world of digital printing. The winners in each category will be announced at a special ceremony on 7 June during the congress opening session.

Continuous focus on education

Acknowledging the industry’s growing need for digital print skills and talent, HP Indigo and Dscoop are working together to generate awareness of digital printing and to build a pipeline of well-trained future talent.

A shared strategic direction of both Dscoop and HP Indigo is the new Digital Printing Education Program, in partnership with top European schools, aimed to upskill the next generation of digital printing professionals.

For more information about Dscoop EMEA, visit www.dscoopemea.org or view the teaser video now live on YouTube.