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Baker Labels invests in new press

The company has purchased its ninth HP press to sit alongside its other digital machines

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Baker Labels is an independent family business established by Roy and Marian Baker in 1973

Baker Labels, a 50-year-old UK trade label printer, has invested in a new HP Indigo 6k, joining its digital department that has used HP technology since 2006.

The latest acquisition is an upgrade to Baker Label’s old HP Indigo WS6800, which was acquired in 2014. 

To make room for the new press, the digital area underwent a major reshuffle, with the larger press replacing the WS6800.

The digital department uses three HP Indigo presses and two Screen Inkjets while the flexible packaging division BakPac uses a HP Indigo 20k press.

Steve Baker, managing director of Baker Labels, says: “This latest HP Indigo 6k press with ILP was a natural progression as we needed to update our original 6800. 

“It’s our first to include an in-line primer unit. We currently coat our materials offline, so this gives us a few more options. We have a policy of ensuring our staff have the best equipment to produce top quality work with the least number of issues. This install will ensure the digital division is covered for a few more years.”

Peter Jolly, UK & Ireland manager HP Indigo, comments: “We are delighted to continue our long-standing partnership with Baker Labels. 

"For many years Baker have been early engagers in HP Indigo technology, for example being one of the first label-based printing companies to install an HP Indigo 20000 flexible packaging press; and now continuing that investment in innovation with HP Indigo 6K with inline primer.”

The new press includes features like HP Indigo Spot Master and the new spectrophotometer, leading to four times faster colour calibration and on the fly job colour scorecards and performance reports.

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