HP Unveils Color Inkjet Web Press Technology, Showcases New HP Indigo Portfolio
DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY—May 3, 2012—Taking high-speed inkjet capabilities to the next level, HP today demonstrated its meter-wide full-color HP Inkjet Web Press operating at 244 meters (800 feet) per minute, featuring new inks, printheads and glossy coated paper that support faster print speeds without compromising image quality.
The higher-speed color capability will be available in select systems or as an optional upgrade next year.
HP also announced strong market acceptance of its new portfolio, including five beta customers for the HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press, the first B2-format sheet-fed HP press on the market and one of six new HP Indigo presses introduced in March. HP also has signed
agreements with more than 70 print service providers (PSPs) for the new HP Indigo 5600 and 7600 Digital Presses.
In addition, HP said it has already received orders for its first complete high-speed mono and color imprinting solutions and its new series of higher-speed inkjet web presses. The company now has installed more than 70 HP Inkjet Web Presses worldwide, which have produced a cumulative total of more than 11 billion pages.
"We're driving an unstoppable transformation from analog to digital
printing, where our broad portfolio of digital solutions is reshaping the products and services PSPs can offer their customers," said Christopher Morgan, senior vice president, Graphics Solutions
At drupa 2012, the graphic arts industry's most significant tradeshow, HP is demonstrating its new digital portfolio running real-world applications, including label and packaging, publishing, direct mail and sign and display. HP also is launching:
- A solution-development relationship for folding cartons with Stora
Enso to integrate an in-line coating unit with the new HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press.
- An expansion of the ColorPRO Technology licensing program to a broader range of products, technologies and applications.
- Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for a range of HP photo and technical papers.
- A new accessory for HP Designjet L26500 and L28500 that improves loading on textile media.
- A version of the cloud-based HP Hiflex Web-To-Print Solution for sign and display printing applications, under the HP SmartStream Workflow Solutions umbrella.
HP's drupa stand in Hall 4 at Messe Düsseldorf—the tradeshow's largestdigital printing exhibit at 4,952-square meters (53,300 square feet)—reflects HP's industry leadership in high-quality, versatile and
productive color-printing solutions. The HP stand features the 10 new digital printing systems announced in March to help PSPs grow their businesses with reliable, high-productivity operation and a broad color gamut for rich, accurate image reproduction.