Grandville Printing Purchases HP Indigo 7500 Press Following Beta Testing
The choice for high-value applications
Launched at the Ipex 2010 printing trade show in May, the HP Indigo 7500 is ideally suited to replace small and midsize analog offset presses and to handle high-value applications, such as variable-data-driven marketing collateral, photo books and personalized direct mail. New Intelligent Automation features on the press increase press productivity by up to 10 percent, and a new HP Labs-developed Vision System automates manual calibrations and diagnostic troubleshooting to save time and reduce waste. (1)
The HP Indigo 7500 Digital Press also improves color consistency and uniformity by up to 20 percent, consumes up to 10 percent less energy per printed page and uses less imaging oil. (1)
Load-balanced productivity using HP SmartStream Production Pro
With the HP Indigo 7500 in place, Grandville is poised to significantly increase its production of automotive manuals. A new, 64-bit version HP SmartStream Production Pro Print Server purchased with the press improves turnaround times on jobs for Grandville's largest client, a grocery retailer that purchases digitally printed in-store signage from the company.
The print server eliminates press downtime by raster image processing jobs off-line. Grandville's production staff connects to all seven of the company's HP Indigo presses through the print server. Centralized job management features on the HP SmartStream Production Pro allow staff to route processed, ready-to-print jobs to the next available press for immediate printing – significantly improving overall plant productivity.
"By bringing together HP's leadership in printing with our IT expertise, we can help companies such as Grandville handle increasingly complex digital printing jobs," said Jan Riecher, vice president and general manager, Graphics Solutions Business – Americas, HP.
More information about HP Indigo presses is available at www.hp.com/go/gsb or through the HP Graphic Arts Twitter feed.
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