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CTPS Adopts Digital Technology with HP Inkjet Web and Indigo Presses

HP announced that CTPS, a major book manufacturing exporter based in Hong Kong, has purchased an HP T300 Color Inkjet Web Press for high-volume book production work currently done on offset presses.

The T300 - one of several recent regional HP Inkjet Web Press sales - will be the first HP Inkjet Web Press in Asia when installation is completed later this year at CTPS's book manufacturing plant in Dongguan, China.

CTPS also is installing an HP Indigo 7500 Digital Press, HP's top-of-the-line Indigo commercial sheet-fed press. The HP Indigo 7500's automation and print-quality features make it ideally suited to replace small and midsize analogue offset presses for high-value applications. CTPS will use the HP Indigo press to produce covers for HP T300-printed books.

"We are very confident with our choice of the HP T300, moving our printing capabilities to a new milestone, a new century. We chose HP because its successful installations in other parts of the world have built our confidence in the purchase," said Peter Tse, CEO, CTPS.

With the upcoming installation, CTPS is poised to solidify its position as a market leader in the region. The HP digital presses can enable CTPS to streamline business operations and lower production costs by reducing waste and inventory expenses associated with print overruns.

"HP's portfolio of solutions, including our HP T300 and the recently launched HP T200 and T350 Color Inkjet Web presses, and the HP Indigo 7500 and W7200 digital presses, are ready to take on the growth that the China publishing market is experiencing," said Aurelio Maruggi, vice president and general manager, Inkjet High-speed Production Solutions, HP. "We are honored that CTPS chose HP for its publishing industry solution."

CTPS is a world-class printing firm with a focus on providing high-quality printing for publishers worldwide. Since its establishment in 1964, the company has earned a reputation as one of the most progressive and reliable printing firms in China.

CTPS specializes in printing on lightweight paper stocks, and is a leading innovator in book cover printing using polyurethane and semi-polyurethane substrates.

"At CTPS, we take great pride in our history and transcendence into a comprehensive 'one-stop' provider of book printing solutions. We are dedicated to continually improving our business and providing the highest value to publishers worldwide," said Tse. "The flexibility HP digital printing adds to our mid- and micro-run book production capabilities and also enables us to branch into new areas of printing, beyond the traditional publishing market."

Based on HP's proven Scalable Printing Technology platform, the HP T300 Color Inkjet Web Press prints a 762-mm (30-inch) wide roll at resolutions up to 1,200 x 600 addressable dots per inch. The four-color press operates at its maximum resolution in speeds up to 122 m (400 feet) per minute, providing high productivity, as well as print quality that meets or exceeds book trade standards.

HP Inkjet Web Presses are transforming industry best practices for high-volume direct mail, transpromotional and publishing applications.1 In 2010, HP Inkjet Web Presses produced 1.46 billion letter-size pages (equivalent to 1.31 billion A4 pages), printing for some of the world's leading book manufacturing, print fulfillment and commercial printing businesses.

A majority of HP Inkjet Web Presses operate in book manufacturing environments, with book printing firms using the presses to improve productivity, reduce waste and increase the number of titles publishers can profitably sell. The multi-billion dollar market for digital book printing is one of HP's fastest-growing graphic arts industry segments.

1In some cases, solutions based on the HP T300 Color Inkjet Press platform will be available through and an HP authorized reseller or systems integrator.

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