New HP Learning, Business Development Offerings will be Highlighted

PALO ALTO, CA—09/03/2009—HP today announced a range of new educational opportunities introduced and presented at this month’s PRINT 09 tradeshow.

The opportunities include new, free “THRIVE Live!” seminars to be presented during PRINT 09, as well as an expanded HP Graphic Arts Capture Business Success Program featuring new training opportunities and business development tools.

The THRIVE Live! educational executive workshops underscore HP’s “Thrive” theme in booth No. 1229 at PRINT 09, a show where HP is exhibiting a complete range of solutions, including digital presses, large-format printers, inkjet imagers and end-to-end workflow solutions.

The HP Graphic Arts Capture Business Success program, one of the industry’s most comprehensive business development offerings, offers print service providers (PSPs) a full range of resources to help them manage and grow their businesses. The program now includes eight new courses, as well as a new, free HP SmartPlanner 3.0 job estimator utility and an HP PSP Locator scheduled for release in 2010.

“Our commitment to high-quality training reflects HP’s overall commitment to customer success,” said Michael Hoffmann, senior vice president, Graphics Solutions Business, HP. “PRINT 09 presents the ideal opportunity to share with the industry how HP is determined to lead not only in its technology offerings, but in the ways it helps customers grow their businesses with digital.”

THRIVE Live! with HP

The daily executive workshops in the HP booth at PRINT 09 will cover a variety of topics to help customers better understand key subjects that will enable them to succeed in today’s business environment. Presented throughout the day, THRIVE Live! Workshops include sessions on: HP SmartStream Director; driving growth with the HP Inkjet Web Press; large-format opportunities for growth; and environmental leadership.

THRIVE Live! also includes an overview of the HP Graphic Arts Capture program, with details on program components such as the HP Indigo SmartPlanner and the Digital Solutions Cooperative (Dscoop) users group.

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