All4Labels celebrates 25 years of digital printing with HP Indigo

All4Labels Global Packaging Group celebrates 25 years in the digital printing industry in partnership with HP Indigo. On the occasion of the celebration, All4Labels and HP Indigo signed the extension of the main global agreement for an additional five years. The agreement confirms a strategic cooperation aimed at improving All4Labels’ digital footprint by +30% worldwide.

The celebration of this strategic milestone took place at the All4Labels site in Trittau – a world leading digital production site for labels and packaging – with a full day dedicated to the latest digital printing technologies from the development of the first digital printing machines installed 25 years ago at All4Labels. The aim of the day was also to combine digital printing technology with the latest product development for sustainability.

During the 25th anniversary, All4Labels revealed its contribution and determination to install one of the very first HP Indigo V12 digital presses in Trittau. It is the first press to use the new LEPx technology, with a narrow web label press capable of printing at 120 linear meters per minute, significantly reducing waste and CO2 emissions with all the capabilities of the technology HP Indigo.

All4Labels has decided to go further in innovation and technology by affirming its ability to deliver digital, innovative, sustainable and personalized solutions allowing all its customers to adapt to rapidly changing markets.

“We are extremely pleased to celebrate 25 years since the installation of the first HP Indigo digital press at All4Labels. Since then, the relationship has grown over the years into a deep and trusting collaboration that has only gone from strength to strength,” says Haim Levit, SVP and GM at HP Industrial Print Business, “The past 25 years have seen the All4Labels business evolve through 4 generations. of our products and solutions. It’s a great opportunity to learn from the past, but also to look at what the future holds. We have invested in a lot of innovation and resources in our future platforms and are extremely proud that All4Labels plans to continue and expand this journey with our latest platforms. These groundbreaking platforms will position All4Labels at the forefront of the industries in which they operate and allow them to continue to make a difference in the market. »

Adrian Tippenhauer, CEO of All4Labels, comments: “With our technology and digital capabilities, combined with our spirit of innovation, we are helping our customers maximize the benefits of our partnership by reinventing the way printing is done. 25 years ago, our digital printing site in Trittau laid the foundations for our success in digital label leadership and our expertise then spread across the entire global group. We anticipate consumer needs and enable our partners to take full advantage of key drivers such as digitization, personalization and sustainability. Our capabilities are state-of-the-art, allowing us to automate and improve productivity, quality and safety.

Massimiliano Martino, Chief Technology Officer at All4Labels, says: “We are now poised to shape the future of the industry by making digital printing faster, seamless and highly efficient in every aspect. As we help develop new HP Indigo presses, including V12, we have already implemented an advanced scanning program that includes a robust online portal where customers can directly order a press. We connect our HP Indigo print lines to automated vehicles and robots to dramatically improve safety and efficiency. Specifically, for Industry 4.0 with HP Indigo, we have equipped operators with augmented reality glasses and headphones to view live 3D presses for remote operations, support, simulations and training. All of our HP Indigo presses are connected to monitor their production performance live, and we are setting up a central control room in our Hamburg headquarters to monitor, navigate and manage our digital production worldwide.

When it comes to sustainability, All4Labels has programs in place to minimize waste and maximize equipment life. Life cycle assessments are constantly conducted to decarbonize every printing and converting step as much as possible with a focus on de-inking to accelerate full circularity of substrates, including near and off-site resin regenerations. All4Labels plans to launch a proprietary lifecycle assessment tool specifically designed for digital printing, which will be used in conjunction with HP Indigo.