DVS Installs Pair of Digital Printing Machines

NEW YORK—Duggal Visual Solutions (DVS) has installed a latex ink HP Scitex LX800 large-format printer and an HP Indigo press 5500 to its operations, offering customers a range of new applications, such as wallpaper, vehicle graphics, fashion “look books,” art catalogs, cosmetic swatches and photo portfolios. DVS is a supplier of printing, computer imaging, wide-format graphics and display services.

“The HP latex ink printer and Indigo press are enabling us to do things that no one else is doing from a versatility, quality and environmental standpoint,” said Baldev Duggal, chairman of DVS. “Some of our printing is for the fashion and cosmetics industries, which deal with beauty, and when you can make them rave over the quality of your work, you know you’re doing things right. It makes a powerful statement about HP technology, about the people we have here and about Duggal Visual Solutions.”

In 2005, DVS began transitioning its large-format portfolio from solvent to UV inks to mitigate the negative effects of solvent technology on the environment and workplace. With a focus on sustainability, DVS initially became a beta site for the HP Designjet L25500 printer. After the successful implementation, the company decided to add an HP Scitex LX800 printer to its portfolio for increased throughput, cost-effective production and high quality output that meets customers’ growing needs for quick turnaround print jobs on a wide variety of applications.

The 126˝ HP Scitex LX800 printer is the largest, most productive HP latex ink device to date, operating at speeds up to 947 sq.ft./hr. for outdoor billboards and up to 484 sq.ft./hr. for indoor applications. The printer also features roll-to-free fall, roll-to-collector and dual-roll capabilities.

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