King Printing Boosts Its Productivity with HP Inkjet Web Press Upgrade
“Upgradability is a concern with any capital expenditure, so it meant a lot to us that this was not a ‘forklift upgrade’ that would require us to install an entirely new press,” noted Chinai. “You lose a lot of productivity when you have to remove a press, install a new one, and then start the new press up.
“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.