King Printing, Tap Packaging, Marathon Press, SunDance Marketing Ink Deals With HP at GRAPH EXPO 14
PALO ALTO, CA—October 2, 2014—At GRAPH EXPO 14, HP saw tremendous customer momentum and is announcing several HP digital printing technology purchases from the show floor. New customers include: King Printing, Lowell, MA; Tap Packaging, Cleveland; Marathon Press, Norfolk, NE; and SunDance Marketing Solutions, Orlando, FL.
HP announced today that King Printing has purchased an additional HP Inkjet Web Press for its Lowell, MA, production facility. Established in 1978, King Printing specializes in short-to-medium run book manufacturing, with emphasis on educational and self-published books. King Printing purchased its first HP Inkjet Web Press in 2010.
“Demand for digitally printed books has increased, and adding capacity to our existing platform will further help us service publishers and their ongoing transition to digitally manufactured product,” added Adi Chinai, managing director, King Printing. “Adding an HP Inkjet Web Press to our existing fleet will help us provide customers a higher level of service and quality, and HP Inkjet technology was the natural choice because of our strong existing relationship with the company.”
HP inkjet printing technology enables efficient book production in varying quantities, reducing the need for inventories and streamlining workflows. HP Inkjet Web Presses provide customers all the benefits of digital printing technology, including media versatility, high productivity and high-print quality at any run length, helping print service providers add greater value to their clients.
Tap Packaging is expanding into digital packaging printing with the purchase of an HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press at GRAPH EXPO 14, offering new and existing customers faster turnaround times, versioning and wide substrate versatility.
With the press, Tap Packaging will be able to produce high-quality folding cartons in shorter more frequent runs for health and beauty companies, confectioners, food and beverage manufacturers and high-end retailers.
“As a 108-year-old company, we’ve had to adapt to market challenges, changing customer demands and evolving printing technology to remain competitive,” said J. Anthony Hyland, president and CEO, Tap Packaging. “The HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press is a game-changer in folding carton production, and we’re excited to offer our customers faster turnaround times, increased production flexibility and high print quality, while expanding our capacity to take on new business.”
Demonstrated in the HP booth at GRAPH EXPO 14, the 29" format HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press is designed to address nearly 80 percent of folding carton applications and is built for easy versioning, enabling Tap Packaging to print multiple designs at any run length to keep up with re-designs, seasonal packaging and point-of-sale campaigns.
Marathon Press, a full-service print provider, is expanding its photo and general commercial print offerings with an HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press purchase at GRAPH EXPO 14. A longstanding HP Indigo customer, the company will become the first photo specialty shop in the United States to offer 20x29" digital photo products with proven HP Indigo quality.
“We have partnered with HP Indigo for more than eight years, and HP Indigo digital printing technology has enabled us to provide our clients high-quality prints and vast substrate versatility,” said Max Alewel, director of operations. “The B2-format HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press will be a huge differentiator for our business, and we see countless application possibilities with the larger format.”
Demonstrated in HP booth 1913 at GRAPH EXPO 14, the HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press will enable Marathon Press to produce over-sized photo books, calendars, posters and cards with offset print quality and explore new general commercial print applications, including booklets, brochures, stationary and pocket folders. The HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press will also enable Marathon Press to more quickly fulfill orders placed online and increase its capacity to take on new business.
SunDance Marketing Solutions
SunDance Marketing Solutions is expanding its large-format porftolio with the purchase of an HP Latex 3000 Printer at GRAPH EXPO 14. With a long history as a satisfied HP Indigo customer, HP was a natural first choice for the company in its search for new wide-format equipment.
Many factors influenced the company’s decision to purchase the HP Latex 3000 Printer, including the printer’s double-sided printing capabilities, increased speeds and reduced costs and, most importantly, the ability to print on a broad range of substrates with industry-leading quality.
“At SunDance, we tend to think bigger is better and we were determined to acquire a large-format device that not only meets our current needs, but blows the competion away,” relayed John Henry Ruggieri, director of operations, SunDance. “We are thrilled about the new possiblities the HP Latex 3000 Printer brings and are confident the printer will deliver on its promise.”
Demonstrated at GRAPH EXPO 14, the HP Latex 3000 Printer now features double-sided printing capabilities and an optional ink collector for printing unlined mesh banner and porous textiles. With the HP Latex Optimizer, the printer offers broader media versatility while ensuring consistent image quality at high speeds.