O'Neil Data Systems to Beta Test New HP T200 Inkjet Press
Extending high-volume digital color into new production environments
The HP T200 Color Inkjet Web Press extends reliable HP Scalable Printing Technology to a broader set of customers with a more compact machine designed to fit traditional digital workflows. It easily supports full variable color capabilities in two-up production mail and short-run or on-demand publications.
The press prints 821 four-color duplex A4 pages per minute and has a 23 million page monthly duty cycle. Its innovative new paper path makes the press small enough to fit in nearly the same space as a monochrome digital web press, enabling experienced digital PSPs to upgrade to full-color high-volume digital printing while eliminating less-efficient offset printing.
One of the first applications O'Neil Data Systems will run on the T200 is a new product called MarketSmith from William O'Neil + Co. Inc. MarketSmith is a tool that helps investors find, analyze, research and select stocks using a blend of fundamental and technical data. The MarketSmith print product will contain more than 2,800 data intensive charts with intricate use of color, all produced in a time-sensitive environment where charts of specific stocks will be identified, collated and printed within hours after the market closes for the week. The books will be prepared for overnight delivery to MarketSmith clients' homes or offices over the weekend, well before the opening bell.
"Augmenting our existing T300 system, the T200 will give us market-leading flexibility to achieve short-run variable color with the throughput necessary to meet incredibly fast turnaround times for products such as MarketSmith," said James T. Lucanish, president, O'Neil Data Systems. "Even better, we will be able to maximize our investments in existing workflow solutions that can be used with the T200."
Like the HP T300 Color Inkjet Web Press before it, the new press offers 1,200 x 600 addressable dots per inch (dpi) imaging with HP Bonding Agent to improve image quality on standard uncoated media. Both the HP T200 and T300 support the new Utopia Inkjet coated media from Appleton Coated and media featuring ColorPRO Technology – a quality standard for color excellence in digital printing.