HP Graphics Business Experiences Most Successful Year to Date
"Since we first installed our HP Indigo press three years ago, digital has become a fast-growing segment of our business," said John McDermott, president, Label World. "We've always appreciated the level of quality possible with HP Indigo technology and we're thrilled to be the first company to ever win this highly respected award with a digitally printed piece."
HP's product announcements in 2008 for the labels and packaging segment include the new HP Indigo WS6000 Digital Press, which prints at 98 feet per minute in four colors, doubling the level of productivity available with digital.(2) The press will be available in early 2009, and is already installed and operating at beta sites worldwide, including Innovative Labeling Solutions in Hamilton, Ohio.
Next-generation solutions and award-winning quality from HP Large Format Printing
New product announcements from the HP LFP division – including the HP Designjet L65500 Printer featuring HP Latex Ink Technology and the HP Scitex FB7500 UV-flatbed printer – generated significant interest throughout the year with a significant amount of sales leads generated at shows such as drupa and SGIA '08. In addition, HP Scitex customer Graphic Tech's family of companies received an unprecedented 18 SGIA Golden Image Awards at SGIA '08, including two awards for entries produced on the HP Scitex TJ8500 Printer: an André Schellenberg Award of Excellence in the Decals/Pressure Sensitive category and the People's Choice Award.
"We are thrilled to be the most decorated company at SGIA with 18 Golden Image Awards, two André Schellenberg awards and the coveted People's Choice Award," said Jim Blee, chief operations officer, Graphic Tech. "With the HP Scitex TJ8500 Printer, we were able to produce vivid, high-quality applications that exceeded the expectations of our customers and caught the eye of the SGIA judges."
HP also has extended its leadership in the UV roll-to-roll large-format printer segment, significantly expanding its installed base of HP Scitex XP series printers worldwide.