HP has announced that Cenveo, one of the world’s largest providers of print and related resources, has upgraded its short-run publishing and customized collateral capabilities by purchasing an HP Indigo W7200 Digital Press.
Installed recently at one of its core U.S. digital production facilities in Hurlock, MD, the new press enables Cenveo to:
- reduce upfront costs for scientific, technical and medical journal publishers, replacing longer-run offset print and warehousing operations with offset-quality, medium-run-length print-on-demand fulfillment;
- support rapid growth in high-value, fully personalized marketing collateral; and
- sell more customized hybrid production jobs requiring a combination of offset and digital print production, using the W7200 to replicate the color quality of offset lithography.
“Our customers want to save money through just-in-time production and the marketing benefits of variable-data personalization, without sacrificing the level of printing they get with traditional offset,” said Cappy Childs, president, Digital, Logistics and Sales divisions, Cenveo. “The HP Indigo W7200, with its offset-quality imaging and high productivity, is a step forward for us.”
Integration into streamlined, end-to-end workflows
Cenveo wanted the “latest and greatest” for its Hurlock facility, and the W7200 advances the company’s offerings while integrating into its highly productive prepress, digital print and finishing workflow. Prepress color management and press fingerprinting at Cenveo plants are based on the G7 method, and the HP Indigo W7200 digital press’s broad color gamut conforms closely to the color quality and repeatability metrics Cenveo maintains in its commercial print production facilities.
Cenveo has extensive experience in digital color printing: its Hurlock facility has run digital color presses from HP and others for the past five years, and the broader Cenveo organization includes digital color presses from every leading manufacturer.
“An organization like Cenveo, with its years of expertise in digital color printing, knows what it wants when it comes to installing an offset-quality digital press that can deliver results,” said Jan Riecher, vice president and general manager, Graphics Solutions Business – Americas, HP. “The HP Indigo W7200 brings more value to the publishers and marketers Cenveo serves.”
Along with the press, Cenveo purchased an HP SmartStream Production Pro Print Server, a 64-bit digital front-end controller that streamlines data processing and integrates with Cenveo’s sophisticated and tightly color-managed prepress workflow. The company also installed an in-line cutting and finishing solution from Hunkeler to further streamline its journal production operations.
HP Indigo imaging: maximizing quality and value
Designed to meet offset-quality, application-focused production needs, the HP Indigo W7200 is the most productive Indigo press model, printing up to 7.5 million pages per month. Capable of printing up to 240 four-color, or up to 960 monochrome, letter-size pages per minute at resolutions up to 2,400 x 2,400 dots per inch, the press is an ideal solution for color publishing applications, transactional/transpromotional printing, direct marketing work and photobook/photo specialty production.