HP Adds Smaller Inkjet Web Press, Two Indigo Models to its Portfolio #Ipex

• the HP Color Print Module, available for the first time in the new Pitney Bowes Envelope Messaging System, for high-value direct mail with color text and graphics personalization

“In the last year, the industry experienced double-digit percent growth for digital color production pages, while analog pages declined,”(3) said Christopher Morgan, senior vice president, Graphics Solutions Business, HP. “This is a clear sign that the market has shifted, as print service providers and other graphic arts professionals are moving to digital systems so they can produce more targeted and creative materials while also improving quality and productivity.”

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.

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