Inline & offline digital printing primers certified for use with HP Indigo presses.
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Michelman’s DigiPrime® is the recommended brand of in-line and off-line primers for HP Indigo presses. Its excellent adhesion to both a wide variety of substrates and HP Indigo ElectroInk offers versatility and security for applications ranging from magazines to label printing to flexible packaging. We are proud to provide the only primers certified for HP Indigo.
HP Indigo offers high capacity presses for both labels & packaging and commercial printing which are equipped with in-line priming (ILP) units that can optimize a wide range of substrates immediately prior to printing. Michelman develops primers specifically for this equipment and the applications associated with them.
6K & 8K
DigiPrime® Vision 9000*DigiPrime® 040*
paper, film, synthetic, metal
labels, shrink sleeves
film, synthetic, metal
flexible packaging (especially for lamination with adhesives), shrink sleeves, some label stock
W7200 & W7250
Michem® In-line Primer Q4324A*
Michem® In-line Primer Q4325A*
coated and uncoated paper
books & journals, magazines, personalized direct mail, transpromotional documents, yearbooks
25K & 200K
flexible packaging (especially for lamination with adhesives)
* Michelman primers are the only primers certified for in-line use by HP Indigo.† For certain coated paper label applications, Michem® In-Line Primer Q4324A is another certified option that can be run interchangeably with DP680.
Digital press owners around the world use DigiPrime® Icon off-line primers because of their ability to improve ink receptivity, rub resistance, and image quality on most types of paper, plastic, and film, providing improved productivity and efficiency for digital printing on both commercial and labels & packaging presses.
DigiPrime® Icon 8000
uncoated, mottled, semi- gloss, and glossy paper grades, PE
rub resistance, paper optimization
flexo & gravure
DigiPrime® Icon 8020
uncoated, semi-gloss, glossy paper grades, variety of films
excellent for flexible packaging & label applications, improved water resistance
DigiPrime® Icon 8445
most films and papers
anti-blocking, ideal for duplex printing
DigiPrime® Icon 8500
treated synthetics, soft vinyl
Michelman also offers solutions for near-line priming. Although substrates primed with these products have a limited shelf life, these primers are easier to apply and run on less sophisticated equipment.
paper and a wide variety of film, ideal for label & flexible packaging applications
ideal when corona not available
Sapphire 5.0 Priming Solution Q4310A
paper, especially suited for commercial printing
ideal when limited drying capacity available
News (Friday, 28 April 2023)
HP-certified DigiPrime® primers promote excellent adhesion to paper and film media and DigiGuard® strengtheners enhance OPV performance.