HP Adds Smaller Inkjet Web Press, Two Indigo Models to its Portfolio #IpexMay 18, 2010
To help customers achieve maximum reliability and stability across all their digital printing systems, HP has created a new Graphics Solutions Services Organization, which extends the expertise of HP services engineers worldwide to all graphic arts customers.
HP also expanded its Print Care offerings to support a broader range of product lines. Print Care is a set of tools and services that anticipate technical issues and provide performance information to help customers maintain uptime and smooth operations. Features include enhanced diagnostics and guidance tools, remote assistance and production information.
HP’s announcements at Ipex build on the company’s success at the drupa 2008 industry tradeshow, where HP introduced an extensive range of presses and solutions. These introductions over the last two years have helped its customers grow in the midst of an industry downturn. For example, HP has installed more than 350 of its flagship HP Indigo 7000 digital presses and added the new HP Indigo W7200 model for photo specialty applications.
In addition, the HP T300 Color Inkjet Web Press – HP’s initial entry into the inkjet web press market – is now in full operation at major customer sites, handling peak print volumes of up to 2 million four-color, single-sided pages per day.
Expected to be available in 2011, the new HP T200 prints 821 four-color duplex pages per minute and has a 23 million page monthly duty cycle. Its innovative paper path makes the press small enough to fit in nearly the same space as a monochrome digital web press. Its convenient size makes it easy for digital print service providers to upgrade from monochrome systems to full-color, high-volume digital printing and eliminate less efficient, offset printing.
HP Indigo 7500: Advanced automation for high-value pages
The high-end HP Indigo 7500 Digital Press introduces the HP Indigo Vision system, which offers automated calibration for highly accurate color matching and increased productivity. Intelligent automation features on the press provide hands-free consumables and substrate calibration, automated Print Care diagnostics and real-time early defect detection technology from HP Labs, the company’s central research arm. With a higher monthly duty cycle of 4 million pages, the HP Indigo 7500 can replace midsize and small-format offset presses on static printing jobs.
Compared to the HP Indigo 7000, the new model consumes 10 percent less energy per printed page and offers significantly improved imaging oil recycling.
More information on HP’s Ipex announcements and demonstrations is available at www.hp.com/go/IPEX, at the www.hp.com/go/HPatIPEX2010 online press kit or through the HP Graphic Arts Twitter feed.
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