Second HP T300 Purchased by Courier Corp.
NORTH CHELMSFORD, MA—Courier Corp. has purchased a second HP T300 color inkjet web press, extending a highly successful HP T300 operation that produces offset-equivalent books on coated and uncoated papers.
Installed in March, the first HP T300 digital press now operates three shifts a day, five days a week at Courier to meet surging demand among educational publishers that use digital printing to improve profitability on textbook titles at lower run lengths. The press has also helped Courier slash supply chain costs for its own Dover Publications line of trade books.
"There's real money out there for publishers using the HP T300 because it reduces inventories, reduces obsolescence and frees up working capital," said Jim Conway, chairman, president and CEO of Courier Corp. "Publishers are starting to manage their titles with a mind toward total cost instead of unit cost, and have discovered there can be a significant amount of savings associated with making digital print part of a title's life cycle."
For Courier, the HP T300 provides access to complementary publishing market segments that the firm's web offset printing operation cannot reach. The reliability and high uptime Courier witnessed in its first four months running the press led the company to purchase a second HP T300, scheduled for delivery this month.