HP Inkjet Web Press Exceeds 60 Systems InstalledMarch 13, 2012
PALO ALTO, CA—March 12, 2012—HP today announced that two of its customers, O'Neil Data Systems, Los Angeles, and CPI Group, Paris, have installed a sixth HP Inkjet Web Press, bringing HP's total installed base to more than 60 inkjet web presses worldwide.
HP now has Inkjet Web Press customers in 11 countries, including the first installation in Latin America. São Paulo, Brazil-based BMK has installed an HP T350 to extend one of Latin America's leading transpromotional communications programs.
Since entering the market in 2009, HP has helped many of the world's leading book, transactional statement and direct mail print service providers (PSPs) improve productivity, reduce costs and offer more-efficient publication and collateral supply chain management. The pace of these customers' work is accelerating: This week, the collective number of pages produced on HP Inkjet Web Presses since 2009 passed the 10 billion mark. HP customers produced more than 2.5 billion of those pages in HP's most recent fiscal quarter alone.
"We are helping our PSP customers transform their businesses through profitable newsolutions that in turn deliver higher value to their customers," said Aurelio Maruggi, vice president and general manager, Inkjet High-speed Production Solutions, HP. "The productivity and print quality of our inkjet web presses help PSPs extend the advantages of digital even further into traditional analog markets."
New, all-digital production facility
One of O'Neil Data System' new presses, a 42-inch wide HP T400 Color Inkjet Web Press, is the centerpiece of a new digital production facility in Plano, Texas. Joining the T400 at the facility are a newly installed, 22-inch wide HP T200 Color Inkjet Web Press, and a sheet-fed HP Indigo 7500 Digital Press. O'Neil Data Systems highlighted all three of its new HP installations during a grand opening celebration held on March 1.
CPI Group, Europe's largest book manufacturer, recently installed its sixth press, a 30-inch-wide HP T350 Color Inkjet Web Press at its Antony Rowe facility in Chippenham, U.K.
CPI is witnessing many new growth opportunities as a result of its rapid adoption of HP equipment. The company's proprietary Quantum solutions—a series of integrated CPI book manufacturing lines based on HP Inkjet Web Press technology—recently produced their ten-millionth, digitally printed monochrome book. The company also has expanded opportunities in color publishing with HP; its newest press is the first HP Inkjet Web Press at CPI to be used for color printing.