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ABG, HP collaboration boosts industry investment

A B Graphic International (ABG) and HP’s longstanding partnership continues to flourish. The recent integration of innovative non-stop winding (NSW) technology into HP’s flagship, the HP Indigo V12 Digital Press has attracted investment from leading label manufacturers, including All4Labels, Brook + Whittle and Eshuis, who are all implementing the technology to enhance their printing and converting operations.

To build on the success, ABG and HP have recently installed NSW technology to run in line with the HP Indigo V12 Digital Press at HP’s Graphic Arts Experience in Barcelona, Spain. This addition means that customers can now experience first-hand the efficiencies that combining the HP Indigo V12 Digital Press with NSW technology can generate.

The newly introduced non-stop unwind and rewinding system from ABG is designed to integrate seamlessly with the HP Indigo V12 Digital Press, offering a unified platform that prioritises high productivity with comfort and operator safety. At a running speed of 120 metres per minute, it sets a new standard in performance. A standout feature of this system is its unparalleled tension control, ensuring reliability for a wide range of applications.

Elad Zmora, HP Indigo labels product manager, said: “The HP Indigo V12 Digital Press prints over 7000 metres an hour and requires 2-3 media rolls. Replacing the time-consuming manual operation of changing, unwinding and rewinding, ABG’s NSW solution increases press productivity by 10-20 minutes per hour, bringing digital value to every job.”

Matt Burton, ABG’s global sales director, added: “Key to ABG’s leadership in the print finishing market is our ability to evolve with the market. The addition of ABG’s NSW technology enables label printers to maximise the potential of the HP Indigo V12 Digital Press, reinforcing our commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions and helping the transition to digital.”

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