The specially configured truck houses a Kodak NexPress 2100 digital production color press, NexGlosser glossing unit and DSF-2000 finishing system provided by Duplo USA. Its production capabilities were used during the races to provide value-added services for VIP suite guests. Among the documents produced were customized race booklets and calendars with up-to-the-minute race photos, as well as live race posters.
During its regular stops on the tour, the mobile facility will demonstrate the use of digital printing in print-on-demand, variable data and Web-to-print applications. (www.nexpress.com)
HP Expands Presence in Graphic Arts Marketplace
ATLANTA—In conjunction with the opening of the new HP Graphic Arts Solutions Center, Hewlett-Packard (HP) announced the availability of new solutions and services for the graphic arts market during the HP Graphic Arts Analyst & Media Summit, held here in February.
News highlighting the event included the availability of the HP Indigo press 5000 and HP Vivera inks for large-format printers.
Introduced at Drupa, the HP Indigo press 5000 is a four-color digital press with seven-color capability geared for mid-size to large-scale commercial printers. It has the capacity to produce up to 4,000 full-color pages per hour. Partner companies offering supporting software to the HP Indigo press 5000 include DirectSmile, Printable Technologies and XMPie.
Complementing a similar center in Littleton, MA, the 4,000-square-foot HP Graphic Arts Solutions Center in Atlanta provides real-world scenarios for commercial printing experts looking to make decisions on their individual production needs. The entire printing process is demonstrated—from pre-print to process to print—in one central location.
Visitors receive a personalized experience from four technical experts, a return-on-investment (ROI) specialist and a senior printing architect, who spend an average of three to four hours discussing the customer's business objectives, unique industry challenges, sales and marketing strategies, and promotional ways to increase business and improve process efficiencies.