Duggal Visual Solutions Adds HP Scitex Printer and HP Indigo Press
The 126-inch HP Scitex LX800 printer sets a new image-quality standard for the industrial large-format market. It is the largest, most productive HP Latex Ink device to date, operating at speeds up to 947 sq.ft./hr. for outdoor billboards and up to 484 sq.ft./hr. for indoor applications. The printer also features roll-to-free fall, roll-to-collector and dual-roll capabilities.
The HP Latex Inks used with the HP Scitex LX800 Printer offer a wide color gamut and scratch, smudge and water resistance comparable to low-solvent ink technology, while reducing the impact of printing on the environment. The inks allow customers like Duggal to attract environmentally conscious customers with odorless prints—a clear advantage over prints produced with low-solvent inks. Water-based HP Latex Inks have no hazard warning labels, no hazardous air pollutants, and are non-flammable and non-combustible.
Picture-perfect quality and sustainability with HP Indigo
DVS' work for clients in the art, fashion and cosmetics markets led the company to seek out a technology that could address several niche applications.
Duggal selected the HP Indigo 5500 digital press based on its consistent high-quality results, high-end four- to seven-color printing, PANTONE color matching, and custom mixing for spot colors. Additionally, HP Indigo’s environmental profile factored into the purchasing decision.
“When I heard about the Indigo, how they had reduced the effluent, and the amount of packaging for supplies, I was reminded again that HP is a company I want to do business with,” said Duggal. “There is also an array of partially recycled and FSC-certified materials allowing us eco-material options we simply did not have with photographic printing.”
Designed for the production of marketing collateral, direct mail, photo merchandise products, books and manuals, the HP Indigo press 5500 supports an extended range of media—including recycled, FSC-certified and SFI-certified papers—and prints in resolutions up to 1,219 dots per inch. In addition, the HP Indigo press 5500 incorporates HP DreamColor Technologies, a certified system of technologies and sciences that makes it easy to produce accurate, predictable and consistent color across a series of digital printing devices.
Flexible financing positions Duggal for future success
DVS' decision was also influenced by its relationship with HP. A long-time customer, DVS has relied on HP whenever a situation arises to help them address it.