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Indigo installation boosts digital capacity

In a move that will see its digital label printing capacity significantly increase, The Barthel Group has purchased three HP Indigo digital presses.

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The HP Indigo 6900 Digital Press

The firm, which installed its first HP machine over ten years ago, has invested in two HP Indigo 6900 presses and the HP Indigo 20000, bringing the total number of machines up to nine.

Operating for around 35 years, the label firm now produces approximately 270,000sq m of labels every day across four locations in Germany and the Netherlands. The labels are then delivered around Europe.

Having begun business with the production of labels for fresh products, the group has grown to cover all industries offering tailor-made printing and finishing solutions from a single source – with the help of regular investment in state-of-the-art machinery.

The company places value in the so-called ‘proverbial “Indigo Quality”’, and the ongoing innovations in productivity and automation.

We rely 100% on digital printing to handle orders consisting of numerous language versions

Commenting on the latest purchase, Mischa Barthel, managing director of the Barthel Group says: “The amount of digitally printed labels and the number of orders that leave our company every day are steadily growing.

“We rely 100% on digital printing to handle orders consisting of numerous language versions. Our benefits are two-fold: we save time because we don’t have to change plates, and we can take full advantage of the width of the HP

Indigo 20000 (762mm) as we cut the web in half and finish immediately. This enables us to achieve almost offset speed at two times 32 m per minute.”

Using the new presses, the firm continues to shift print runs from offset to digital.

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