HP (Booth 1227) unveiled the first installations of its B2 format HP Indigo 10000 digital presses at three beta customer sites, plus workflow solutions for improved productivity, during a press conference at GRAPH EXPO yesterday.
Sumeer Chandra, Vice President, Worldwide Strategy and Market Development, HP Graphics Solutions Business, announced the installations of the first HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press beta systems at U.S.-based Sandy Alexander, Israel-based Old City Press, and U.K.-based Precision Printing.
Sandy Alexander successfully installed the HP Indigo 10000 and SmartStream Production Pro print server in the company’s carbon neutral digital printing facility in Clifton, NJ. Sandy Alexander plans to use the new press to expand its business through offering new options for one-to-one marketing.
“We are excited about the impact HP Indigo 10000 brings to the graphic communication marketplace,” said Mike Graff, CEO and President, Sandy Alexander. “The larger sheet size offers our clients both increased creativity and efficiency, providing them with a distinct competitive advantage. Combining the new format with One-to-One Marketing capabilities will increase our client’s marketing ROI.”
Additional beta sites include Consolidated Graphics (United States), Courier (United States), Elanders (Germany), Prol Grfica (Brazil), Pureprint Group (U.K.) and Wing Hung Group (Hong Kong). All beta installations are expected to be complete by November 2012.
In addition to the beta users, HP has experienced strong interest in the HP Indigo 10000 among leading companies such as Avery Dennison, Consolidated Graphics, and The Matlet Group, which plan to install the system when it becomes available next year.
Additionally, Sumeer announced that the HP A50 Inkjet Web Press Inks recently achieved the Sustainable Product Certification from UL Environment, a business unit of Underwriters Laboratories (UL). The certification demonstrates the ink meets a range of stringent criteria related to human health and environmental considerations, extending the power of variable data to offset.
HP solution partners, Adphos (Booth 2044) and GSS, are demonstrating HP Print Module Solutions for imprinting variable mono and color graphics, text, and barcodes, on preprinted documents. The color and mono systems print up to 244 meters (800 feet) per minute and provide breakthrough running cost.