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HP Increases Productivity with New Photofinishing Solutions

February 6, 2013
The HP Indigo WS6600p includes light cyan, light magenta and light black inks, which create photo-realistic imaging when added to the standard CMYK ink set. This feature enables professional and consumer labs to replace traditional AgX production at a lower financial and environmental impact while maintaining product integrity. According to Wilhelm Imaging Research (WIR) the dark permanence rating of the pages produced on the press using Fleix Schoeller photo paper is more than 200 years(1). The application-focused web press platform is a basis for end-to-end solutions for various pre-press and post-press photo products such as cut prints, layflat books, book covers and calendars.

The HP Indigo WS6600p Digital Press is available now.

New partnerships expand HP Indigo offerings for end-to-end solutions
HP Indigo continues to expand its offerings to provide a first-rate experience for customers. The newly announced partner solutions address both print-volume and quality demands.
As a result of the new alliance with Imaging Solutions, whose customers include leading photofinishers and global photo labs, HP Indigo users will benefit from multiple finishing capabilities. In addition, alliance will help expand HP Indigo's range of finishing devices for photo specialty applications and complete the HP Indigo Photo Prints Solution.
The new solutions will also help HP to provide a cost-effective, high quality and lower environmental impact replacement of traditional AgX technology.
As part of the new relationship with Ultimate Technographics, HP Indigo announced the debut of Ultimate Technographics PASS, or photo layout imposition software. PASS features include:

  • Layout operation that generates barcodes and eye marks for control of finishing devices;
  • Job definition format (JDF) integrated to HP SmartStream Production Pro Digital Front End to simplify the workflow;
  • Customized integration to on-line photo Order Management System; and
  • Cut prints, e.g.10x15cm (4x6˝), 13x18 cm (5x7˝) JPEG imposition.

HP Indigo is also working with Athentech Imaging, Inc., a Canadian company specializing in imaging technologies across various industries, including health, printing and retail.

Perfectly Clear® by Athentech Imaging is a leading automatic image correction technology and sets the industry standard for both consumers and professionals.

The Athentech alliance includes both Perfectly Clear® LAB and Perfectly Clear® API for use on HP Indigo Presses and enables high-volume, intelligent image correction for prints and photo merchandized products.

Additional information about HP Indigo digital printing solutions is available at, on the HP Graphic Arts YouTube channel,, or through the HP Graphic Arts Twitter Feed,

About HP
HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world's largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure at the convergence of the cloud and connectivity, creating seamless, secure, context-aware experiences for a connected world.

Source: HP.


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