Consolidated Graphics Purchases 10 HP Indigo 10000 Digital Presses
DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY—May 7, 2012—HP today announced that Consolidated Graphics (CGX), one of the largest commercial print service providers, offering the world’s largest integrated digital printing footprint, has purchased 10 HP Indigo 10000 digital presses.
HP and CGX officials disclosed the purchase agreement during the drupa tradeshow in Düsseldorf, where HP is showing the HP Indigo 10000 model press—the first B2-format (750 mmx340 mm/29.5x20.9") sheetfed HP Indigo solution—publicly for the first time. CGX will begin installing the presses at locations throughout its 70-company network when the HP Indigo 10000 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.”
Expanding Nies/Artcraft’s high-volume direct marketing capabilities
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, one of the leading digital printing providers in the CGX network, 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.
CGX primarily will use the presses for direct marketing and other commercial printing work. Unlike the smaller digital presses used in the industry today, 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.