Jeppesen In-plant Goes Fully Digital with HP
ENGLEWOOD, CO—Jeppesen, the Boeing Commercial Airplanes subsidiary that delivers aviation charts, data and operational tools essential to the global transportation industry, is converting its remaining analog offset chart-printing operations to digital production following a multimillion-dollar purchase of five HP Indigo W7200 digital presses.
The five-press deal is one the largest installations ever completed for continuous-feed Indigo presses. The presses are currently being installed at the in-plant and will be used to print charts starting in November.
Three of the presses are being installed at Jeppesen’s headquarters here, where they will operate alongside another HP Indigo W7200 that the company purchased and installed earlier this year. Currently, the Englewood facility produces half of its aviation chart work using digital printing, with the remainder printed on analog offset devices. Jeppesen intends to shift all of its standard-size aviation chart work from offset presses to digital.
The other two HP Indigo W7200 presses in the purchase are being installed at Jeppesen’s facility in Neu-Isenburg, Germany, an all-digital facility that will use the press’ faster speeds and improved ease of use to improve productivity.