Designed for labelling success

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Designed for labelling success

A rewarding experience

Kemtek and HP Indigo are proud to sponsor the Bronze Category for Wine and Beer Labels at this year’s Label Design Awards. The drinks industry is an important part of the South African economy, and innovations in brewing and winemaking have inspired the creativity of the country’s label designers.

Seize the moment

Investing in HP Indigo label and packaging printing presses is a surefire way to get noticed – and so too is entering the Label Design Awards. To avoid missing the chance for your label designs to be recognised by your peers, be sure to submit your entry for the Label Design Awards by 18 October. Click here to enter:

Online voting will be open from 01 – 10 November, with the winners of the Bronze Category for Wine and Beer Labels (sponsored by HP Indigo and Kemtek) being announced along with the full results on 17 November 2023.

Kemtek and HP Indigo spearhead labelling excellence in South Africa. Here we showcase some of the 2022 Bronze Category Winners.

From design to finished label

Of course, a wine or beer design label can only achieve its purpose (product identification, brand awareness, and customer information) once it has been printed and attached to the bottle in question.

As labels have become more creative, label printers have faced increasing challenges in terms of colour register and print quality. In addition, moves towards artisanal, small-batch production of beers and wines and mass customisation (led by consumer demand), mean that short print run capabilities are also highly desirable in a digital printing press.

A further selection of winning entries from the 2022 Bronze Category.

Building on commercial success

HP Indigo has been able to leverage its success in engineering digital commercial printing presses into creating a range of industry-leading label and packaging presses. Kemtek is proud to have the exclusive distribution contract for the HP Indigo 6K, HP Indigo 25K and HP Indigo 35K – the ultimate digital label printing solutions for packaging converters.

More of the winners from last year’s Label Design Awards.

Setting the standard: the HP Indigo 6K

The HP Indigo 6K is the digital label printing press against which all others are judged. Specifically designed to bring the most imaginative label designs to life, and to give tangible form to brand creativity, this digital printing press brings next-level agility and flexibility to every job.

Being able to print at high speeds is an attribute that can make the difference between profit and loss. The HP Indigo 6K achieves class-leading speeds without compromising quality, and makes it possible for converters to diversify their business models and grow through attracting new customers.

Learn more here: HP Indigo 6k Digital Press | Kemtek

The key to flexible packaging success: the HP Indigo 25K

Flexible packaging has been a huge growth area in recent years, reflecting changing consumer trends. With the right equipment, converters can enable their customers to tap into this trend, and do so in ways that can be immensely profitable.

The HP Indigo 25K delivers admirably on both short-run and long-run jobs, and enables exceptional productivity. Innovations including Spot Master colour matching reduce time to market for new brands or SKUs, while improved efficiencies slash waste generation and ensure that every flexible packaging job printed on the HP Indigo 25K is much greener than it would be if created on a flexo or gravure printer.

Learn more: HP Indigo 25K Digital Press | Kemtek

Beyond the fold: the HP Indigo 35K

For excellence in folding carton printing, look no further than the HP Indigo 35K step-function digital press. Designed to capitalise on the potential profitability of short-run jobs, the HP Indigo 35K dramatically compresses turnaround times, meaning that more jobs can be accomplished in any given timeframe. The proof-while-you-print capabilities of this press are a true game changer.

Flexibility is also a key benefit of investing in this digital press. Producing up to 1 million printed B2 sheets per month, it is compatible with a very wide range of media and inks, allowing you to offer a world of choice to your customers.

Learn more: HP Indigo 35K Digital Press | Kemtek

Embrace the future today

To learn more about our range of HP Indigo digital commercial and packaging and label presses, contact Mags Govender on +27 (0)71 899 0620 or by email at, or Wendy McLoughlin on +27 (0)82 417 7188 or by email at

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