O’Neil Data Systems to Beta Test New HP T200 Inkjet Press
BIRMINGHAM, UK—May 20, 2010—Los Angeles-based O’Neil Data Systems, the company that in 2008 became first print service provider (PSP) in the world to install HP’s groundbreaking Color Inkjet Web Press technology, will install the new HP T200 Color Inkjet Web Press this summer.
Unveiled May 18 at the Ipex tradeshow, the HP T200 Color Inkjet Web Press is a 521-mm (20.5-inch) wide, full-duplex, four-color press in a single engine for high-speed, high-volume production printing.
O’Neil Data Systems’ beta test of the press will provide HP with data on performance metrics related to high-productivity, high-quality direct mail and transactional/transpromo production. During the trial period, the company will also install and test two-up format finishing solutions from HP Graphics Solutions Partners.
“O’Neil Data Systems is a company that helped HP usher in a new age of digital production printing with the HP T300, and we are excited to be working with this world-class company again to bring the next solution in the HP Inkjet Web Press portfolio to market,” said Aurelio Maruggi, vice president and general manager, Inkjet High-speed Production Solutions, HP. “With the support of O’Neil Data Systems and our partners, the industry will benefit from having a new, compact full-color solution for streamlined print and finishing workflows when the HP T200 becomes commercially available in 2011.”
Proven success with HP Inkjet Web Press technology
The new beta agreement with O’Neil Data Systems follows the company’s beta test and subsequent purchase of the very first 762-mm (30-inch) HP T300 Color Inkjet Web Press in December 2008. The T300 has proven to be a significant part of the O’Neil Data Systems production operation, exceeding expectations in terms of economics, productivity and reliability.
O’Neil Data Systems’ HP T300 has achieved greater than 80 percent uptime, compared to an average of 60 to 70 percent for its other digital web presses. The press’s high throughput and reliability helped the firm handle surging demand for the production of personalized insurance company welcome kit booklets during the 2009 open enrollment season. Company executives anticipate exceptional results with the HP T200 as well.