HP Hosts Open House at Inkjet Web Press Beta Site, Adds Courier and CGX to Pilot Program
PALO ALTO, CA—May 5, 2009—HP today announced developments for its HP Inkjet Web Press platform to help print service providers (PSPs) become more profitable and accelerate their transition from analog to digital printing.
On show at an open house event at Los Angeles-based O’Neil Data Systems — site of the first HP Inkjet Web Press beta installation — the press demonstrates how customers can benefit from market-leading total cost of ownership, excellent productivity and a high level of quality.
Bolstering HP’s efforts to target the $3 billion digital print market opportunity for publishing in 2010, as well as the $13 billion market opportunity for direct mail, transactional and transpromotional printing in 2010,(1) the HP Inkjet Web Press offers:
• Addressable printing resolution of 1,200 x 600 dots per inch (dpi) at a full press speed of 400 feet per minute — an industry first for high-volume continuous-feed inkjet production platforms — using the latest generation of HP Thermal Inkjet printheads based on HP Scalable Printing Technology.
• Compatibility with a wide range of media types and weights, including uncoated offset stock, newsprint, and treated and coated papers.
HP also announced the addition of Courier Corporation, a leading North American book manufacturer, and Consolidated Graphics, one of the largest North American general commercial printing companies, to the HP Inkjet Web Press pilot program.
“To date, much of the industry talk on digital color inkjet presses has been about future potential, not solutions that can make print service providers more competitive, profitable and productive today,” said Aurelio Maruggi, vice president and general manager, Inkjet High-speed Production Solutions, HP. “HP is showing the industry firsthand how the groundbreaking, 30-inch-wide HP Inkjet Web Press is bringing big benefits in an actual commercial production environment.”
Pioneering success in high-volume digital color production printing
Earlier this year, O’Neil Data Systems began commercial production with its HP Inkjet Web Press. The company is now producing health plan benefit materials and transactional documents on the press, as well as “The O’Neil Database,” a financial reference publication owned by William O’Neil & Co.