HP Graphics Business Experiences Most Successful Year to Date
The respected line of HP Designjet printers for the professional photography, fine art and graphic design industries grew in 2008 with the introduction of the HP Designjet Z3200 Photo Printer, an innovative device that features HP DreamColor technologies – including an embedded spectrophotometer for easier media profiling and calibration – as well as a 12-ink print system featuring new HP 73 Chromatic Red ink.
Renowned photojournalist Thomas Hoepker of Magnum Photographers is among the many professionals using HP Designjet Z series printers to produce exhibits and sell their work. Today, Hoepker uses the HP Designjet Z3200 Photo Printer to produce exhibition-quality prints he sells to fine art collectors who have rediscovered his work after a recent retrospective exhibit of his 50-year career.
"I see digital as a great improvement," said Hoepker. "The quality of the Z-series printers is really stunning, and I have a new adventure and a new income stream."
Breaking new ground with high-speed continuous-feed inkjet
HP's new IHPS division unveiled the HP Inkjet Web Press, a new 30-inch-wide digital printing platform based on SPT that offers an unprecedented combination of print width, color quality, productivity and cost for graphic arts industry professionals in the direct mail, transactional and transpromotional printing, book publishing, and newspaper industries. In October, HP IHPS also announced a relationship with U.K.-based Timsons Ltd., the world's largest book press manufacturer, to develop a digital inkjet system for short- and medium-run book production. And, last month, O'Neil Data Systems, Los Angeles, received the very first HP Inkjet Web Press beta unit.
"We are excited to be at the forefront of digital technology with the installation of the new HP Inkjet Web Press and are confident that the high speeds and width of the HP Inkjet Web Press will transform the printing industry and ultimately replace many traditional offset printing applications," said James Lucanish, president, O'Neil Data Systems.