CPI, Europe’s Leading Book Printer, Completes HP T300 Web Press Purchase

“The Quantum solution is particularly well adapted for short- and medium-run printing – first prints as well as re-prints – which is an ever-growing area of demand from publishers,” said Pierre-François Catté, chairman of CPI’s executive board. “The purchase of the HP T300 press helps us be the most complete book publishing resource with the flexibility to serve our clients with print runs from one to one million copies.”

In November 2009, CPI produced its first mass-market paperback book printed entirely with digital presses – a 2,000-copy run of Nancy Farmer’s “Au Pays des Pommes d’Argent” printed using the HP T300.

HP’s technology makes a book run of this length affordable, enabling publishers to launch more new titles and to adjust their reprints more precisely. With its combination of digital, offset and Cameron presses, CPI offers virtually any run length of book on a wide variety of uncoated papers – a point of differentiation that the company now markets to the more than 2,000 publishers it serves.

Streamlined production, lower costs and more revenue opportunities

CPI’s HP T300 Inkjet Web Press delivers high productivity at a breakthrough cost. It helps print service providers (PSPs) streamline business operations, lower production costs and boost revenue opportunities on a range of applications, including book publishing, direct mail, transactional printing(1) and newspapers. The press’s economic benefits include the ability to purchase consumables as needed without click charges.

With the HP T300, print service providers can drive profitable growth by offering addressable 1,200 x 600 dots per inch imaging in a speed and size combination that can produce 2,400 A4-size pages per minute. In addition, the press delivers image quality and durability on any low-cost, uncoated paper, as well as on a range of coated media.

The HP T300 Inkjet Web Press also bolsters HP’s efforts to target a $3 billion digital print market opportunity for publishing, and a $13 billion market opportunity for direct mail, transactional and transpromotional printing, for 2010.(2)

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