Prime Label Production on the HP Indigo WS6000

With the release of the HP Indigo WS6000 industrial digital press, Masterpiece Graphix is hard at work perfecting substrate offerings for use on this revolutionary machine. The 6000 is the latest HP industrial press system, designed to serve users in the labeling, packaging, pouch/bagging, shrink sleeves and folding carton industries. For the next few months, MGX will profile MGX materials suitable for the HP Indigo 6000, and an applicable industry end-use as a series in our monthly newsletter, The MGX NewsRoll. This month, we are featuring three Masterpiece Graphix films for use on the HP Indigo WS6000: 2.6 mil White BOPP/Perm/40# liner, 2.0 mil Clear BOPP/Perm/40# liner, and 2.5 mil Clear MDO/Perm/PET30.

The HP Indigo WS6000 has many features specifically suited for industrial roll press applications, including prime label manufacturing. The Indigo WS6000 has been referred to as a “high-end super-industrial label press,” able to print at a blistering-fast pace: about 98 feet per minute in four-color mode, and an estimated 980,000 linear feet per month. The 6000 consistently outperforms its predecessor, the Indigo 4500, able to output at speeds nearly twice as fast. The Indigo 6000 also features an increased narrow web width, larger ink containers, and a longer repeat than previous models. The press efficiently utilizes each repeat frame, minimizing material waste. In addition, the 6000 possesses variable data capability, applicable for individual barcodes as well as custom label sweepstakes promotions.

Masterpiece Graphix currently offers three prime label substrates for use on the HP Indigo 6000: 2.6 mil White BOPP/Perm/40# liner (#R0440), 2.0 mil Clear BOPP/Perm/40# liner (#R1126), and 2.5 mil Clear MDO/Perm/PET30 (#R1156). All three substrates passed the HP Indigo certification tests with the highest possible ratings.

Both MGX BOPP materials feature superior wetout characteristics, short-term removability and perform well on squeezable containers. Both substrates also meet the requirements for indirect food contact of FDA 21 CFR 175.105.

MGX 2.5 mil Clear MDO/Perm/PET30 features good wetout characteristics and ultimate container clarity, for a crystal-clear, no-label look. This product is specifically designed for cosmetics, home and personal care prime label manufacturing, as the material conforms and adheres well to HDPE and PET containers.

For more information on MGX’s custom prime label substrate solutions available for your HP Indigo press, please contact your MGX sales rep.