CGX Places Order for 10 HP Indigo 10000 Presses

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY—Printing industry M&A specialist Consolidated Graphics (CGX), which boasts one of the largest integrated digital printing footprints in North America, has purchased 10 HP Indigo 10000 digital presses.

HP and CGX officials disclosed the purchase agreement during the drupa 2012 trade show here, where HP is showing the HP Indigo 10000 model press—the first B2-format (29.5×20.9˝) sheetfed HP Indigo solution—publicly for the first time. Houston-based CGX will begin installing the presses at locations throughout its 70-company network when the product line becomes commercially available in early 2013.

In addition to the 10-press purchase, Nies/Artcraft, a CGX company specializing in high-quality, targeted direct marketing services, will be a beta user for the HP Indigo 10000, receiving an early production unit later this year.

“CGX’s success is based on its commitment to providing the best, most-effective and most-efficient solutions,” said Richard Davis, executive vice president, purchasing and operations, CGX. “Based on what we have seen with the new B2-format capabilities, and judging from our many positive experiences with HP, we believe the HP Indigo 10000 will be a great solution for CGX and its customers.”

CGX primarily will use the presses for direct marketing and other commercial printing work. The HP Indigo 10000 has a size format that makes it suitable for folding carton production, an application several CGX companies also will adopt when they install their new presses in 2013.

For St. Louis-based Nies/Artcraft, the HP Indigo 10000 will be a highlight of its new manufacturing facility opening later this year. Nies/Artcraft is a prolific HP Indigo press user, running more than a dozen presses in a high-volume direct mail, photo products, packaging and general commercial print production operation that serves many Fortune 500 companies.

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