At BPGraphics, the server provides a competitive advantage on larger campaigns—work where identical graphics are produced on different printers using different substrates—including the full range of stadium graphics the company prints for one of its long-time customers, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim professional baseball team.
The GMG ColorServer system not only provides greater consistency on campaigns, it provides even bigger productivity benefits with jobs BPGraphics produces on its four HP Scitex XP5300 Printers. In the past, according to Carpenter, BPGraphics minimized the risk of color inconsistencies by proofing and printing on the exact same device.
"With the GMG ColorServer Suite," said Carpenter, "once we have an approved proof, the job can print on any one of the four HP Scitex XP printers. The extra level of consistency across printers translates into a huge improvement in our workflow for those devices because it eliminates the idle printer time or production delays that come with reserving a specific printer for a specific job."
In addition to the HP Scitex FB7500, XP5300 and TJ8300 Printers, BPGraphics also owns a pair each of the HP Scitex XL1500 Printer and the HP Scitex LX600 Printer with HP Latex Inks.
The long-term investments BPGraphics has had with HP is the result of a strong, growing relationship. Company executives, for example, traveled to HP's Scitex division headquarters in Israel to share their thoughts for the features and capabilities needed when HP was working to create the HP Scitex FB7500 Printer. BPGraphics also participates on the large-format committee in the Digital Solutions Cooperative HP users' group.
"BPGraphics has an admirable formula for staying on the leading edge of innovation and growing profits: provide high quality and high productivity for a full range of graphics needs, and then accelerate the business with new technologies that allow for even better service," said Jan Riecher, vice president and general manager, Graphics Solutions Business – Americas, HP. "We are proud to have a strong and extensive relationship with BPGraphics, a valued customer that will continue to do great things with the capabilities the HP Scitex FB7500 Printer offers."