Maple Press Invests in HP PageWide T260 to Serve Book Market
Maple Press, a U.S.-based book manufacturer, is expanding its press base with a new investment in an HP PageWide Web Press T260 equipped with a Magnum Flexbook finishing system and a Magnum end-sheeter, as it expands its capabilities to serve the book publishing market.
Having completed deployment of the new HP PageWide T260, the press will support Maple’s capacity in the fast growing book printing market. With this new addition to their fleet of presses, Maple Press plans to print upwards of 100,000 books per week. Maple will use this press to print orders from as little as 250 copies to as many as 5000+ copies per title.
According to Andrew Van Sprang, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Maple Press, “This press is a game changer for Maple Press and for the book manufacturing industry. After a couple of years of investigation, this is the first inkjet press that we have seen that produces images that are indistinguishable from top quality offset printing. We’ve been very impressed with the training and how simple the press has been to set up….it’s been as easy as ‘Press-Play.’ The introduction of the HP PageWide T260 supports the evolution of our print technologies and will help us automate more processes and streamline our workflows.”
Hailing from York, Pennsylvania, Maple Press has a history spanning more than a century specializing in book manufacturing. Maple has seen significant growth in the publishing demand over the past few years. Maple Press produces over 13 million hardcover and paperback books for the print on demand, short run, inkjet and offset markets. The books are distributed on a global scale including through its Maple Logistics Solutions distribution services division spanning 500,000 square feet of storage space from its three locations in Central Pennsylvania: York, Lebanon, and Mt. Joy.
Unprecedented Inkjet Production
Designed to print on a wide range of uncoated media with high productivity and a low total operating cost, the HP PageWide T260 sets the standard for the cost effective production of book and on-demand printing. In conjunction with the Magnum Flexbook finishing system, the press can deliver a wide range of book sizes as book blocks that are ready to process in the bindery.
Yale Goldis, Director of Commercial Products and Solutions at HP PageWide Industrial said, “we’re excited to be behind Maple Press as they continue to expand and adapt their capabilities for an ever-changing market. Having tailored the T260 solution to incorporate a customer need for burst bound, notched, glued, book blocks, Maple Press will be able to create book blocks at a rapid pace and keep ahead of their growing demand. We offer versatile, new capabilities as our many customers across the printing industry adapt their printing needs for the future.”
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