HP Indigo 7000 Digital Press; Press Operation for New Operators

Hewlett Packard
The HP Indigo 7000 digital press operation course focuses on the concepts, procedures, and practices required to operate the press safely and effectively.

Course number HG421S

Delivery method
Instructor-led training (ILT)
Onsite dedicated training (OST)

Course overview
This five day class builds confidence in new operators who will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the HP Indigo 7000 digital press. Topics covered include operation of press and DFE station, operator routines, safety precautions, care and preventive maintenance, paper transport, handling of supplies, control of color, maintenance of the press, and troubleshooting common operator level printing problems using built-in troubleshooting tools.


  • Candidates should possess the qualities described in a guide to evaluating core competencies for operator candidates
  • Having a background in printing technology (traditional press operation, prepress, graphic design) and basic computer skills help students excel and are preferred, but are not necessary

Training is structured specifically for those individuals who are new to the HP Indigo family of digital offset printing presses and will be assigned to operate the hp indigo 7000 digital press

Course objectives
By the end of this training the operator will be able to:

  • Understand the safety and disposal procedures
  • Identify the parts and their function in the HP Indigo 7000 digital press
  • Perform Daily and periodic Maintenance Routines
  • Perform supplies replacement successfully
  • Utilize the DFE (HP SmartStream Production Pro Print Server ) and press software to print files
  • Understand how color is controlled within the HP Indigo 7000 digital press
  • Successfully print on multiple substrates

Next steps

  • Three to six months practical production experience running the press
  • HP Indigo 7000 digital press Shared Maintenance course

Benefits to you
Trained HP Indigo press operators will positively influence press reliability in the following areas:

  • Machine stability and dependability by performing routine maintenance, on schedule and according to prescribed procedures
  • Productivity while minimizing waste and maximizing consumable life by monitoring the printing process, recognizing output problems, and implementing the appropriate corrective actions
  • Achieving optimum print quality by understanding the machines capabilities

Course outline


  • Press safety
  • Removal of waste materials

System Overview

  • Removal and replacement of parts
  • Overview of press components
  • Overview of press and DFE software
  • Press specification

DFE (HP SmartStream Production Pro Print Server) Software

  • Ripping files
  • Managing jobs
  • Job Editor

Press Software

  • Touch panel UI
  • On-line Help
  • On Press Documentation
  • Basic Press Configuration
  • Night Mode

Handling of Supplies

  • Ink
  • Imaging Oil
  • Recycling Agent
  • Photo Imaging Plate (PIP) handling and troubleshooting
  • BID handling and troubleshooting
  • Blanket handling and troubleshooting
  • Impression film
  • PIP Underlayer replacement overview
  • • Supplies barcodes

Pressure Adjustments

  • 1st Transfer Adjustment

Press Maintenance

  • Start of Day Routines
  • End of Day Routines
  • Press periodic Routines

Substrate Theory

  • Substrate treatment
  • Substrate certification
  • Paper properties
  • Paper handling
  • Environmental controls

Paper Feed

  • Loading substrates
  • Working with paper definitions
  • Feeder and Stacker setup procedures
  • Image Placement
  • Front to Back Registration

Color Control

  • Short Color Calibration
  • Full color calibration
  • Color Look Up Tables (LUT)
  • Color match
  • Color mapping

Advanced Topics

  • Chiller Operation/Maintenance
  • BID Engage/Disengage
  • Imaging Oil Flow Rate
  • Ink tank Replacement
  • Diagnostic tools (HP Indigo Print Care)
  • Upis u radnu knjižicu: ne
  • Certifikat: ne
  • Uvjerenje: ne
  • In-house: ne
  • Svjedodžba: ne
  • Diploma: ne