Continuing its nationwide expansion, Digital Lizard, a Creel company, is installing six new HP Indigo 7900 digital presses, two each in its southwest, mountain and East Coast locations. With these nationwide installations, Digital Lizard will have all HP Indigo presses upgraded to Indigo 7900 specifications, allowing seamless connectivity among plants. The HP Indigo 7900 is an ultra-high-quality liquid electrophotographic (LEP) A3+ press offering significant innovations in reproduction. Considered the latest in digital printing, the variable-data, seven-color units will give Digital Lizard customers impeccable image reproduction along with near-perfect match of any color in the Pantone spectrum. In addition, the presses offer capabilities on synthetic, canvas, metalized, lenticular, and other materials, as well as numerous specialty-ink effects. “As digital print partner to many of the nation¹s top marketers and corporations, we pride ourselves on staying ahead of the curve,” says Bill Wieners, president of Digital Lizard. “The HP 7900 investment not only provides for new capacity at all of our sites, but enables us to collaborate with customers on even more complex, creative, and effective marketing programs.”
Gallus, a Heidelberg Group Company, shows the whole range of possibilities for digital and conventional label printing and converting. The hybrid label press Gallus Labelfire combines industrial inkjet printing with conventional label printing at printing speeds up to 70 m/min and further shows a range of digital finishing possibilities with the integrated Digital Embellishment Unit (DEU) at Labelexpo. The “Your Smoothie” campaign explains to visitors how full Variable Data Printing is working. On the Gallus Labelmaster visitors can see the newly launched Digital Printbar for digitally printed opaque white as well as a new rotary, quick-change die-cutting unit and further optimized features for conventional narrow web printing.
Having the motto “Powered by Your Trust” in mind Gallus and Heidelberg show live at Labelexpo Europe 2019 in hall 5, stand B28/C31 two Gallus Labelmaster presses, the Gallus Labelfire and the Gallus Smartfire.
The Gallus Labelfire is designed for digital production of narrow web products, especially self-adhesive labels. In 2018, AWA Alexander Watson Associates estimates the global pressure-sensitive label market grew by about 5%. Interest in digital printing, in addition to analog and hybrid print solutions, is one of the market drivers in this regard, according to the AWA Global PSL Market Study 2019.
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