• Non-stop winding: ABG integrated on HP Indigo V12.
    Non-stop winding: ABG integrated on HP Indigo V12.
Close×

HP Indigo and A B Graphic International (ABG), both represented in ANZ by Currie Group, have installed an HP Indigo V12 Digital Press with ABG non-stop winding technology at HP’s Graphic Arts Experience in Barcelona.

HP’s flagship, the 120 metres a minute 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.

The companies say that 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. According to ABG, a standout feature of this system is its “unparalleled” tension control, which it says ensures reliability for a wide range of applications.

Elad Zmora, HP Indigo labels product manager, said, “The HP Indigo V12 Digital Press prints more than 7000 metres an hour and requires two to three media rolls. By replacing the time-consuming manual operation of changing, unwinding and rewinding, ABG’s non-stop winding 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 non-stop winding 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.”

Increased productivity: ABG non-stop winding on HP Indigo in Barcelona
Increased productivity: ABG non-stop winding on HP Indigo in Barcelona

Food & Drink Business

The federal government is in pre-budget mode with prime minister Anthony Albanese announcing a new wave of economic reform under the banner of the Future Made in Australia Act. Thin on detail but heavy on promise, Albanese says it's time for the government to step in and shore up the country for a more competitive global economic reality.

Lactalis will close its factory in Echuca, Victoria this year as it consolidates operations at its Bendigo site, where much of an $85 million investment will be spent.

In a move to provide working capital and pay down debt, Top Shelf International (TSI) has signed a $5 million sale and leaseback deal on its Eden Lassie agave farm with a company owned by non executive director, Stephen Grove.