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King Printing Boosts Its Productivity with HP Inkjet Web Press Upgrade

July 25, 2011

“The upgrade with HP was much simpler than installing a new press and it has had great results,” he added. “It was like adding a turbocharger to your car.”

King Printing is known as a progressive provider of short-run hard- and softcover books, and operates a variety of digital and analog book production lines. The company has stayed on the forefront of high-volume digital book printing ever since it installed its first inkjet book manufacturing line 2007.

The HP T350 Color Inkjet Web Press continues King Printing’s progressive business approach, expanding what the company can offer its publisher clients.

“King Printing stands out as one of the first book printers to adopt high-speed continuous feed color inkjet printing, and have been perhaps the most progressive and innovative book printing company in North America ever since,” said industry analyst Andrew Tribute, managing director, Attributes Associates. “The update of the HP T300 press to a T350 is another example of their key understanding of the dynamics of the book publishing and printing market in enhancing their capabilities to support their customers' requirements.

“Adi Chinai and his team at King Printing have shown over the years that book printing has a major future,” Tribute added. “One that is based on adopting the best digital printing technologies.”

High-quality results on standard media

With the HP T350’s versatile Scalable Print Technology thermal inkjet imaging system, King Printing gets high-quality results on standard, uncoated paper stock, as well as on inkjet coated papers designed for high-volume production.

The HP T350 offers attractive capital acquisition and operating costs, including the ability to purchase consumables as needed without click charges. An HP SmartStream Ultra Print Server installed at King Printing moves imposed pages to the HP T350 at full-press speed. The print server also integrates with the highly automated, Adobe PDF prepress workflow King Printing uses to manage work on all its presses.

More information about HP Inkjet Web Presses is available at www.hp.com/go/gsb.

About King
Founded in 1978, King Printing is a family owned business focusing on book manufacturing. Driven to be a solutions partner to all its publishing customers, King continuously invests in leading edge equipment to remain a leader in the industry for soft cover, hard cover, and mechanical bound books.

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. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at www.hp.com.

Source: HP.
 

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