Finch for Your HP Indigo Press Guide to Maximum Performance Now Available

Finch Paper, deep in its commitment to digital paper education, is offering a comprehensive guide exclusively for HP Indigo installations. Finch for Your HP Indigo informs owners/operators about the top-rated Finch digital paper solutions engineered for the popular HP Indigo press; and additionally shares practical tips and techniques for better color production.

Finch’s uncoated house sheets for the HP Indigo – Finch Fine iD and Finch Opaque Digital – are engineered for optimizing color, maximizing uptime, and providing consistency across traditional and digital print platforms by offering matching offset papers. 

Beth Povie, Finch Paper Director of Branding & Communications, says, “We created the Finch for Your HP Indigo Press piece for HP Indigo users, to give them practical methods for achieving best performance using our top-rated, 98-bright and photo certified uncoated paper developed specifically for this machine.

“The combination of the Indigo and our HP papers gives printers a competitive advantage with commercial print jobs, production of beautiful photo calendars, note cards, and much more.” 

Beyond the advantages of having Finch papers designed specifically for the Indigo, customers also enjoy exclusive benefits resulting from the company’s status as a fully integrated mill. These include quality and cost control, faster delivery times and industry-leading customer service and response. 

8 Tips for Better Color on Uncoated Paper

Perhaps the most frequently requested information is available in the Guide’s Tips for Better Color on Uncoated Paper section. Finch papers for the HP Indigo press are renowned for producing vibrant color, detail, and contrast. The team at Finch tested and compiled the tips for printing brilliant color, here available in an abbreviated version:

1- Define Settings And Select Each Unique Stock

2- Perform First Transfer Calibrations Throughout The Life Of The Blanket

3- Adjust The Pressure, As Ink Transfer May Improve By Increasing The Second Pressure

4- Adjust The Temperature

5- Run Print Cleaners When The Press Idles For More Than 15 Minutes

6- Print Color-Sensitive Jobs On Newer Blankets

7- Utilize The Heavy Substrate Option In The Substrate Tab If You See Scuffing On Cover Weights

8- Allow Paper To Acclimate In The Press Room 24 Hours Before Printing

“We spent a lot of time getting to know the HP Indigo, and how it interacts with our papers,,” Povie says. “ Now we’re sharing what we’ve learned, and HP Indigo owners are finding Finch to be a good resource for practical, every day production tips and tricks.”


Top-rated Finch papers for top HP Indigo performance

 Finch Fine iD is a superior uncoated paper for HP Indigo presses, offered at an affordable price point. It is photo-certified and three-star rated (best performing) by RIT’s Printing Applications Laboratory. Benefits include increased color densities, 100% Electroink adhesion, and superb resistance to blanket memory. Finch Fine iD is available in the widest range of basis weights – from 50 lb. text to 130 lb. double-thick cover – and in a highly desirable Vanilla shade.

A favorite for running light color at top speeds on all types of digital presses and laser printers, Finch Opaque Digital is the dimensionally stable uncoated paper optimized for production environments that require colors to pop with little show through. Standard to large, 18”x12” sheet sizes, as well as Smooth and Vellum finishes, give printers the best options for maximizing production quality. Finch Opaque Digital 12×18 and 18×12 sheet sizes are HP Indigo certified, and are rated by RIT’s Printing Application Laboratory.

For more information, or to order a copy of Finch for Your HP Indigo Press, visit

About Finch Paper

Finch Paper is widely recognized for the quality of its uncoated printing papers, its industry-leading customer service, and its commitment to sustainable forestry. Finch Premium Blend, Finch Fine® text and cover, Finch Casa Opaque, Finch Opaque and the Finch Digital portfolio are popular choices for corporate marketing materials, direct mail, book publishing, and business office use. All Finch Premium Blend, Finch Fine® and Finch Casa Opaque products are Forest Steward Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody Certified, and all of the fiber utilized by Finch Paper across its product line is certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) program. As part of a landmark environmental partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Finch foresters manage more than 100,000 acres of forestland owned by TNC in New York's famed Adirondack Region.


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