18 March 2018 Print Companies

Delga chooses first carton capable Indigo 12000 HD in UK

Entertainment packaging specialist Delga Group is buying the high quality and carton ready version of the B2 Indigo press.

Delga Group will take delivery of the UK’s second HP Indigo 12000HD, the new higher quality version of the B2 format digital press, at the start of next month.

It will be the first of the higher quality machines to be specified for packaging applications. Delga

The press has been specified with the thick substrate kit to enable it to run 550gsm boards and includes a flood coater to protect the sheet from marking while receiving the treatment that cartons are subject to after packing.

The group has experience of the Indigo technology, having used Indigos at its CSP operation in Aylesford for a number of years, investing in two Series 3 machines last year.

Now the larger factory receives its investment. Rather than the Indigo 30000, designated as its carton press, DelgaIndigo 12000 and 30000 models.

Says managing director Ian Conetta: "Short run work has always been a challenge in the printed packaging market space, and short run work with exceptional quality has been almost impossible. Thanks to the HP Indigo 12000HD, we are delighted to say this is now a thing of the past.”

The company is the second to buythe new Indigo in the UK following Falkland Press/Printed Easy which has placed an order for two of the machines. It has already has an Indigo 10000 along with an SRA3 press.

Delga GroupHeidelbergs across the litho operation at Rochester supported by Muller Martini and Duplo finishing equipment.

By Gareth Ward

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