The Digital Department at Hagadone is a print shop within a print shop. It accommodates short runs and quick turnaround times as well as variable data projects without compromising offset print quality. The department is equipped with the HP Indigo 5500 Digital Offset Press, HP UV coater and DUPLO binding and finishing equipment. All of the machines are computer controlled, modern, top-of-the-line devices specially designed for digital print applications. This department is particularly suited for personalized printing-on-demand, sample runs or mock-ups of publications/magazines without the high cost of conventional printing. You are welcome to visit our Digital Department to take a closer look at our equipment and get a more in-depth view about all our capabilities.
HP Indigo 5500 Digital Offset
The HP Indigo 5500 has the highest quality output of any digital press on the market. The press uses Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) patented liquid ink technology instead of common dry plastic toner, resulting in much higher print quality and an actual dot structure just like traditional offset presses. Printing in a true offset printing process using a plate and a blanket to print on the actual substrate, the Indigo 5500 offers the best 4-color process reproduction, color accuracy and consistency currently available in the market. The Indi has two additional ink stations (6C press) for special effect transparent ink and PMS inks.
The biggest advantage of a digital press in today’s markets compared with traditional offset presses is the ability to print variable data. Data can be type, or images, or both, that can change from printed sheet to printed sheet, allowing the creation of highly customized or personalized printed material.
This special feature is possible because of the digital printing process and the ability to combine a templated layout with a data file such as a spreadsheet. Please contact us for more questions or how to set up your files for this feature.
The HP Indigo 5500 is one of the environmentally friendliest digital presses in the market, recycling, separating and reusing liquids in the printing process, thereby keeping the actual waste to a minimum.
Océ VarioPrint 4120
600 x 1200 dpi
Printhead 141 lpi
Océ Copy Press
Suitable for 100,000 to 1.5 M prints per month; peak volumes up to 2.5 M prints per month
Print speed – 120 (8.5” x11”) prints per minute
Standard unit w/four drawers, capacity: 4,600 sheet
Includes optional dual paper trays for all 1,700 sheet trays, capacity: 3,400 sheets A4/letter
All trays ready for optional customer sizes (208 mm x208 mm – 305 mm x 457 mm)
2 x 600 sheets letter-legal-ledger; 60 – 250 g/m2 paper
1 x 1,700 sheets letter-legal-ledger; 60 -250 g/m2 paper
2 x 1,700 sheets letter-legal-ledger; 60 – 250 g/m2 plain paper
Collects 6,000 sheets (80 g/m2) in two stacks of 3,000 each
Unloading while printing for unlimited capacity
Three sections, total capacity: 4,000 sheets letter/A4
Fixed stapling sizes of maximum 100 sheets
Top tray for 500 sheets of all supported sizes
Optional off-line stapler, stapling up to 70 sheets
2,000 of 4/0 sheets per hour up to 8,000 sheets per hour of black and white one-sided copy. Number of sheets per hour is dependent on the number of colors used.
Equipped with a perfector unit to print either one side (simplex) or both sides of the sheet (duplex) in one pass.
Standard configuration is 4/C process up to 6/C (CMYK + IndiChrome or PMS)
HP ElectroInk is more environmentally friendly than dry plastic toner
Prints dot structure just like traditional offset presses resulting in crisp images and vibrant colors
The HP Indigo incorporates an in-line densitometer that measures every sheet for color consistency
Up to 1200 DPI
Line screens: 140 up to 230 lpi
Maximum sheet size 13”x19” (maximum image area 12.49” x 17.70”)
Minimum sheet size 8-1/2”x11”
to accept different substrates
Paper weights: 60# text up to 120# uncoated cover or 130# coated cover
Paper substrates: coated papers, uncoated papers, coated one-side-only papers
Label substrates: liner, vinyl, poly liner
Poly liner sheets (4mil transparent)
Special substrates – pre-diecut (e.g. door hangers, membership cards, CD labels, etc.) We offer a diversified stock library and are willing to experiment with other stocks as requested.
HP UV COATER
UV coating enhances the aesthetics of printed pieces. The coating protects the print from scuffing and rubbing, such as when being run through mailing equipment or exposed to the environment. The varnish instantly dries and creates photo-realistic pieces that are even resistant to detergents. UV coating is a great and economical alternative to laminating for larger quantities.
Media range: sheets 80# coated text up to 130# coated cover
UV coating: Gloss: one side or two sides (two sides: 100# cover or heavier only)
Speed: up 4,000 sheets per hour
Maximum Sheet Size: 14” x 20”
Can coat both digitally or conventional printed sheets
UV coating can only be applied on coated or matte stocks, but not uncoated stocks
DUPLO DBM-500 SCC BOOKLET-MAKING SYSTEM
This is a top-of-the-line, near-line stitcher capable of saddle, side and corner stitching. It consists of a feeder, SCC (trim unit), collate-stitch-fold unit and finish trimmer. The near-line stitcher accepts pre-collated text sets and separate covers for stitching and 3-way trimming. The special SCC unit is unique to the market and helps control ink cracking across the spine of the book by applying a score. This device is ideal for booklets and magazines, even small quantities.
DUPLO DPB-500 PERFECT BINDER
The Duplo DPB-500 Perfect Binder is a small, single-clamp perfect binder that can bind books with thicknesses ranging from 1/8” to 2”. It is manually operated with an output of 180 to 800 books per hour. This device is ideal for books or padding projects of small quantities.
DUPLO 660P HYDRAULIC CUTTER
This is a small cutter in the Digital Press Department that eliminates the need to interrupt the large cutters to finish-trim jobs, which speeds up workflow.
DUPLO DC-645 SLITTER/CUTTER/CREASER
This unusual device is module-based and will take printed sheets and slit, cut or crease them. This device is used for scoring and finishing small pieces, such as business cards, postcards, greeting cards and tickets. The DC-645 can also perforate.